Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who already was pondering his future before suffering a concussion in the NFL playoffs, is considering retirement to pursue a career in acting, according to the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Mass., which cited an unidentified source.
The report says that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sylvester Stallone have told Gronkowski, who’ll be 29 in May, that he could have a very lucrative career in action movies.
Said Patrick Graham, who worked with Patricia on Belichick’s staff and has since moved on to Green Bay, via ESPN: “He’s one of the kindest, most caring people I’ve ever been around. He’s just a good people person, a good coach and he’s demanding of players and the coaches around him.”
When Patricia was a candidate in Cleveland I didnt want him.. he just seemed dusagreeable & thought he would try to go overboard as a drill sergeant.
Patricia recently was asked about his approach to relationships in football. He said they — “the comradery” — are what led him to coaching over a career in engineering in the first place.
“Let me make this clear, I want, and we want as an organization, a head coach (who) wants to be all in,” he said. “We’ve got work to do, I’m not … we have work to do and I want somebody (who’s) 100 percent committed to partnering with us and getting that work done.”
Of course, it’s never that easy. The Raiders were supposed to be that team last season, but they had an inexplicable 6-10 finish that resulted in the end of Jack Del Rio’s three-year tenure. That came one year after Oakland’s only winning season since 2002, when the Raiders reached the Super Bowl one year after the “Tuck Rule” game. Oakland went from up-and-coming contender to same-old-dysfunction with one foot pointed toward a relocation to Las Vegas.
But Gruden’s back now, and with that comes those expectations the franchise had after a 12-4 season in 2016 that was cut short by a Derek Carr injury.