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Revisiting 2014 New England Patriots Bold Predictions

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

2. Rob Gronkowski Will Play All 16 Games

Accuracy: Yup.

Technically, Gronk only played in 15 games, but that was only because he was a healthy scratch in the bye week regular season finale. Gronkowski returend to full health at about week five, and from then on, he was a one man wrecking crew.

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Gronk done with NFL for good, finding a new sport to fuel competitive desires
Gronk done with NFL for good, finding a new sport to fuel competitive desires /

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  • Rob Gronkowski reveals why Patriots won’t land Lamar Jackson FanSided
  • Rob Gronkowski on the DeAndre Hopkins to Patriots hype train Chowder and Champions
  • Is Gronkowski a possibility for Denver Broncos? Predominantly Orange
  • Sean Payton has hilarious recruiting pitch to get former coworker to Broncos FanSided
  • Rob Gronkowski puts ball in Patriots court on New England Retirement FanSided
  • A quote from that piece:

    "Hopefully Gronk is done with these freak injuries so he can dominate the league for a full 16 games. If he does, this Pats offense will be much more effective than it was last year, possibly even resembling the juggernaut from 2011-12."

    Nailed it.

    Not only did the offense return to the juggernaut from 2011-12, I could make a case that this year’s offense was even better. Gronkowski was obviously a better overall player this year, Edelman is better than Welker ever was (don’t worry I still loved Welker for what he did) and Brandon LaFell was a huge upgrade over Brandon Lloyd.

    Anyway, the bottom line is Gronk was finally healthy, and the Patriots won a Super Bowl.

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