Gasper: Is Gronk’s health the biggest concern?

Gasper: Is Gronk’s health the biggest concern?
July 23, 2014, 6:00 am
"There's no shame in going out of bounds if it means you're going to make it through the full [season]." - Chris Gasper

The offseason is coming to an end, football is finally here.

Chris Gasper joined Arbella Early Edition to discuss his concerns as Patriots training camp kicks off.

"First and foremost my concern with this team is health," said Gasper. "Are you going to have a healthy Rob Gronkowski? Not on PUP so far, which is a good sign, would indicate he should be ready to go when practice starts."

With his financial future in question, Gary Tanguay wondered if the tight end will be worried about taking hits when he returns to the lineup.

"Deion Sanders used to call those 'business decisions,' avoiding collisions," explained Gasper. "I think you might start to see more 'business decisions' from Rob Gronkowski. I'd be okay with that because I think the way he plays, he could stand to avoid a couple of collisions… there's no shame in going out of bounds if it means you're going to make it through the full [season]."

Gary Tanguay is very concerned about Gronkowski's status and how it will affect the offense.

"If Gronk is out, they've got one guy to throw to and that's Edelman," said Tanguay. "The other guys, Dobson and the rest of that crew, haven't proven anything to me."