In a story now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss writes on how Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski contributes more than just big catches and touchdowns. He also lightens the mood for the business-like Patriots.
As we saw Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, and Saturday at a FanFest rally in Trafalgar Square, fun and the buttoned-down Patriots do mix when it comes to Gronkowski.
Make no mistake, Gronkowski has fallen in line in adopting the "Patriot Way." But he's also still his playful self at times, such as Sunday following his two touchdown receptions.
"He's a funny guy, always coming up with something," defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said. ...
... Yes, that was Belichick smiling at the end of his postgame news conference, describing the atmosphere at Wembley and how it was enjoyable, before singling out one player.
"I think Gronk liked it," he said with a chuckle.
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