Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski insists he actually watches "tons of film" and that he was just joking when he told Peyton and Elli Manning that he doesn't watch film. "I actually watch tons of film.
An overload of film. I will probably blame [PR director] Nelson [Luis] over there. He asked me eight times to go on the show. I told him, 'It's not a good idea.' They always get me in that type of silly atmosphere, and that's what happened," Gronkowski said, joking.
"Now Coach [Bruce Arians] threatened me. I don't get my vet day anymore." After the comments made by Gronkowski, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians joked Gronkowski wasn't allowed to take any more veteran rest days.
Gronkowski joked that Tom Brady watches a lot of film so he simply goes to his good friend and asks him what to expect from their next opponent. "I just run by guys, and if I'm feelin' good, I'm feelin' good.
... I actually do go up to Tom [Brady] 'cause Tom watches like, I don't know, 40 hours of film a week. I go, 'Tom, who's covering me this week? What type of coverages are they doing?' I go, 'That's why I love playing for you, dawg.
You just know everything.' "
Gronkowski watches so much film that it makes his girlfriend angry
After making several jokes about watching film, Gronkowski didn't stop there. "Trust me, I watch so much film that my girlfriend gets mad at me.
She friggin' throws s--- at me sometimes, I'm watching so much film," Gronkowski joked. "Sometimes I go home and she's like, 'You've been gone all day and now you're studying, you've got your iPad out,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, I've gotta get into it.
I gotta learn.' " Gronkowski is one of the most funniest and laid back players in the NFL but no one can't deny his work ethic. Gronkowski loves fun but he also delivers on the field and many consider him as the greatest tight end of all time.
"It never feels, like, totally easy," Gronkowski said. "It really never does. Even when it looks easy, it just doesn't really like, 'Oh, man, that was easy.' It's just really not because there's just so much work that goes into it.
But I would say that just the way we've been practicing and just being on the same page, we've just gotta [continue] to build that or else teams are gonna stop you."