Veteran guard Logan Mankins started the 2012 season playing alongside a different left tackle than he's used to. Replacing Matt Light at the position is 2011 first round draft pick Nate Solder.
Mankins discussed the new dynamic between himself and Solder. "The more we play together, the more comfortable we will be with each other," Mankins commented. When asked how things have changed for him, Mankins explained that the "understanding" between teammates takes time to develop.
Logan Mankins and Nate Solder continue to cultivate that understanding that will create a productive chemistry.
Rob Gronkowski's been having more than his share of fun this offseason, based off what we've seen on social media, but he sent out a Tweet Sunday night that makes it sound as if he can't wait for training camp to begin.
Gronkowski played in only eight games in 2016 because of back issues that eventually required surgery, and missed all of the Patriots' run to the Super Bowl championship.
Of course, if you check Gronk's timeline beneath his 'I-can't-wait-to-start-playing-again' Tweet, you'll find a) a couple of hypes for his new show MVP, b) a re-Tweet in which he's helping Mojo Rawley get ready for Wrestlemania, and c) quasi-ads for the various products he endorses.
The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.