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    Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly



    I don't believe that he is as hurt as they are saying...yes it is a high-ankle variety of sprain...but we don't know if it is the mild variety, moderate variety or the "don't play" variety. Since he did fly out...I would assume he is not hurt at all. Don't take it lightly and don't be an *** and assume we are at advantage because of this.




    Brady also has Hernandez who is also a decent TE with an exceptional QB throwing at him....lastly lets not take Welker for granted either.




    Be completely aware that if you let your guard down against Brady/Bellichek you will get burned.




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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    Well he's having surgery after the SB so I'd say it can't be that good...Having said that, he'll play and we'll have to cover him regardless.

    Also I think you're confusing fan over confidence with this issue and team over confidence. We can be as over confident as we want, it doesn't matter at all. As long as the team is in the right mindset (and I'm sure they will be...They aren't going to assume he's to hurt to play well) we'll be just fine.

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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    Overconfidence by the players kills... Overconfidence by the fans, no impact on the outcome of the game whatsoever.

    I can't imagine that the Giants are planning for this game without planning on him playing, they won't take this game lightly.
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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    I never said "as fans we shouldn't be overconfident"...I am making a statement to the team using the message board. I feel better that I say it if I don't see something on here that I feel needs to be said...don't panic.

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    No surprise. He didn't practice today. Also interesting about Vollmer.

    Rob Gronkowski misses practice
    Mike Reiss
    ESPNBoston.com
    January 30, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Injured New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
    did not practice Monday, according to head coach Bill Belichick, marking
    the third straight practice he's missed since suffering a left high
    ankle sprain in the AFC Championship Game.

    On Sunday, when
    Gronkowski was spotted wearing a boot on his left foot while getting off
    the team's charter flight to Indianapolis, Belichick referred to his
    status as "day to day."

    Gronkowski has dominated headlines at
    Super Bowl XLVI, in part because of his importance to the Patriots'
    offense. He totaled 90 receptions for 1,327 yards and a tight-end record
    17 touchdowns in the regular season and at 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds is a
    dominant presence in the red zone. He started all 16 games and seldom,
    if ever, comes off the field.

    Considering the Patriots don't have
    a backup for Gronkowski on the roster and that they run more than 80
    percent of their snaps with two or more tight ends on the field, it's no
    wonder his status is being monitored so closely.

    Gronkowski's
    high ankle sprain isn't the only pressing health-related issue for the
    Patriots, as starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer has missed the last
    seven games with both foot and ankle injuries. Belichick said it's a
    possibility that Vollmer (6-8, 315) could suit up in Super Bowl XLVI,
    revealing that he had a cast removed prior to the Jan. 14
    divisional-round playoff game against the Denver Broncos.

    "I'd
    say it's a possibility. Sebastian has gotten a lot better here over the
    last few weeks," Belichick said. "He practiced last week before the
    Baltimore game and I'd say it was close, but obviously wasn't ready to
    go and we didn't activate him. This week, he's further along than what
    he was before the Denver game.

    "He practiced [Monday] so we'll
    see how the week goes and see how he holds up, but I think there is
    definitely a possibility. We'll just have to see how he tolerates the
    added work and if he does well, I think you'll see him. If not, then it
    will be where it was in Baltimore. I don't really know if we'll know
    that until we put him through the full week of practice but he's
    definitely making progress. So he's getting there."

    Vollmer has
    played in just six games this season, with five starts. He started at
    right tackle in the Nov. 6 meeting between the Patriots and Giants -- a
    24-20 Giants win -- which allowed the Patriots to use rookie offensive
    tackle Nate Solder as a tight end on 23 of 78 snaps.

    The Patriots
    practiced in full pads at the Indianapolis Colts' indoor facility on
    Monday. The team was also in full pads last Friday.

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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    [quote user="hungrrrry"]

    I don't believe that he is as hurt as they are saying...yes it is a high-ankle variety of sprain...but we don't know if it is the mild variety, moderate variety or the "don't play" variety. Since he did fly out...I would assume he is not hurt at all. Don't take it lightly and don't be an *** and assume we are at advantage because of this.




    Brady also has Hernandez who is also a decent TE with an exceptional QB throwing at him....lastly lets not take Welker for granted either.




    Be completely aware that if you let your guard down against Brady/Bellichek you will get burned.




    Over-confidence kills

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    Trust me, the giants are not taking this injury lightly at all. They will go into this game as if he is 100%. What makes you think that the team is overconfident?
    Close or you hit the bricks

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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    [quote user="hungrrrry"]


    I don't believe that he is as hurt as they are saying...yes it is a high-ankle variety of sprain...but we don't know if it is the mild variety, moderate variety or the "don't play" variety. Since he did fly out...I would assume he is not hurt at all. Don't take it lightly and don't be an *** and assume we are at advantage because of this.




    Brady also has Hernandez who is also a decent TE with an exceptional QB throwing at him....lastly lets not take Welker for granted either.




    Be completely aware that if you let your guard down against Brady/Bellichek you will get burned.




    Over-confidence kills




    [/quote]




    hmmmm.....me thinks they know this. Its not something new.....

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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    I don't think it matters how hurt he is.

    Tom Coughlin will prepare his team as if he is going to play.

    His injury will not affect our preparation.
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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    I saw Gronk walking off the plane. He wasn't even limping. Don't be surprised if he plays and plays well. Let us no forget what Emmit Smith did to us with a 3rd degree separated shoulder. We should prepare for a healthy Gronk and tackle low and get some hits on that ankle early and often.

    On another note I see the article mentioned Belicheck has them practicing in pads. That's not a bad idea. I'd hate for us to loose our edge with the two week layoff.
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    Re: Don't take Gronkowski's injury lightly

    i kick him right on that leg first play of the game if i was defending him!!

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