FOXBORO, Mass. — Jeremy Lane made headlines Thursday by declaring that New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski actually isn’t all that good.
Gronkowski had a chance to send a zinger back the Seattle Seahawks cornerback’s way when he spoke with reporters Friday, but he instead responded in typical Patriots fashion.
“Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion,” Gronkowski said. “They’ve got a great defense. … We’ve got to make sure we practice hard and prepare hard all week.
“I just keep doing what I’ve got to do. I just keep working hard in practice, keep bringing it in practice, keep preparing and just keep getting ready, because it’s not just one player on their defense. There’s 11 guys out there. And then you’ve got the backups, too.”
“Practice hard and prepare hard” was Gronkowski’s answer du jour Friday, as he directed nearly every question back toward his preparation for Super Bowl XLIX. When asked how excited he is for next Sunday, however, the tight end’s inner Gronk began to show through.
“I’m super excited,” Gronkowski said. “I’m super amped up. I can’t wait. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We’re definitely playing a great opponent, and I’m super pumped and excited. I can’t wait.”
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