PATRIOTS TE ROB GRONKOWSKI
(On if he feels he is getting back to normal following his ankle injury)
“Everyday you’re going out there and you want to improve. From the beginning of the camp, to this day I feel like I’ve improved a lot from where I started at. It’s just great going out, competing against everyone. Going out there every single day you get the speed of the game down more, you get the chemistry down with the quarterbacks more and just overall you get better just being out there facing competition every day.”
(On whether missing practices makes it difficult to get right back into the swing of things)
“Yeah you definitely never want to miss any practices and obviously there’s always a setback when you miss a couple. You never want to and that’s the number one thing, to always get out there and practice and get your conditioning right and always have the chemistry with the offense.”
(On what he has seen from fellow Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez)
“Aaron? You always see a lot from him, he’s very versatile. He’s a great athlete who can play basically anywhere they ask him to. It’s great playing with him, you learn so much from his quickness, from his bursts, how he gets open and just seeing the same old Aaron you have the last two years – just a very good player.