Hart: Gronk could stand to say "no" once in a while

Hart: Gronk could stand to say "no" once in a while
November 16, 2013, 12:45 am
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Another week, another story about Rob Gronkowski doing something that he probably shouldn't have done. 

This time it's the poor choice of words about a man of Asian descent.  

In Gronk's defense, the man came out and said he didn't have a problem with it and that everything was ok, but it's yet another example of Gronkowski putting himself in situations where people can question his decision-making and his maturity. 


Is there any chance at all that Rob Gronkowski sits out the first series. 

"He has to be aware that everyone has a stupid camera phone," said Gary Tanguay.

For all the examples of wild egos and big personalities that have been held in check by the Patriot Way and Bill Belichick, Gronkowski remains unchanged from the person he was when he was drafted. Corey Dillon and Randy Moss both towed the line when they donned the Flying Elvis. But Gronk is Gronk, and there's been little to suggest that he's going to change his ways any time soon.  

Tanguay says taming Gronk "can't be done."
Andy Hart says it's just a matter of balance.  

"He might need to say 'no' once in a while," says Hart. "'No I don't want to do a cartoon, Dad. No I don't want to host a viewing party at a bar.' I'm not saying stay home and don't go out and don't have fun. He's in his young 20s, he's a super star, he's a phenomenal talent. He earns the right to have fun and take advantage of his lot in life, but every once in a while, just say 'no.'

It's good advice. The question is, will Gronk take it?