Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Is Gronk Already the Best Tight End Ever?

September 23, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. What they're saying about the greatness of Rob Gronkowski
One general manager on Rob Gronkowski: "The only guy better than him, to me, is Kellen Winslow—and it's really close."
An NFC scout: "John Mackey is one. Clear one. Then Shannon Sharpe. Then Gronkowski."
An AFC scout: "There's Gronk, clear No. 1, because no tight end in history is [6'6" and 265 pounds] and runs like he does. I think [Tony] Gonzalez might have had better hands, but I'm not sure."
Another NFC scout: "A lot of you guys [in the media] and even a lot of us [personnel men] live in the moment. But I'm not doing that when I say no one is better than him. No one in history has his combination of size, hands and speed."
An NFC assistant coach: "I would go Mackey, [Dave] Casper, Sharpe and Gronk. But by the time he's done, Gronk will be first."
These are the approximate heights and weights of some of the great tight ends in history. Sharpe was 6'2", 230 pounds. Dave Casper was 6'4", 2...

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