Monday, November 14, 2011

Gronk delivers as Patriots' big target vs. Jets

Rob Gronkowski is a beast.

The New England Patriots’ massive target at tight end was quarterback Tom Brady’s favorite one Sunday night against the New York Jets, as he grabbed eight receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 37-16 victory in Foxborough.

“He's a great player and we depend on him,” Brady told the media after the game. “I think he came up very big tonight. We needed him to come out big tonight. It was a tough match up. He's big, but he has good speed. He's a very good runner and he's a good blocker. We have to keep finding ways to get him the ball.”

With the Jets’ defense keyed in on slot receiver Wes Welker and wideout Chad Ochocinco drawing some attention after a pair of early catches, Gronkowski exploited his matchups and kept attracting footballs.

“You never know who can be the main target that game,” Gronkowski said. “You never know what the coverage is going to be. You just have to be prepared for every game, every coverage and go out there ready.”

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