This is why Fox hired Rob Gronkowski.
The former New England Patriots tight end and current network analyst is known for his lack of filter, and he didn’t hold back during Sunday’s pregame show when asked about who or what he would compare Bill Belichick to.
“Oh man. On a daily basis? The Grinch — always trying to take away the fun,” Gronkowski said, referring to the notoriously grumpy Dr. Seuss character. ... “And then here I come in all jolly, I’m Santa Claus. Ho, ho, ho.”
Gronkowksi was one of a kind in New England, seemingly getting away with treading ground that no other Patriot — not even Tom Brady — would dare to broach. This included using a Super Bowl trophy as a baseball bat, resulting in a dent that the Patriots were proud to display.
Now in retirement, he’s not giving a second thought to making jokes at Belichick’s expense, dicey territory for any current or former Patriot not named Gronkowski.
But Gronk is Gronk. And here’s guessing Belichick will have a laugh if he gets wind of Gronkowksi’s jab.
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