The New England Patriots are battling it out against Roger Goodell as Tom Brady appeals his four-game suspension. However, it looks like the former Super Bowl champs have a bigger problem on their hands - one that causes intense worrying among fans more than how the "Deflategate" scandal affected them. If speculations are to be believed, then the New England Patriots may have in their midst a situation that could place them side by side the Cleveland Browns. That is, the partying of their main man Rob Gronkowski has been a cause of concern to the point where fans are calling him the next Johnny Manziel.
Could this be true? Will Tom Brady lose Rob Gronkowski to partying in the same Johnny Football became one of the most disappointing players in the NFL? At the moment, Johnny Manziel remains unemployed despite the support of friends like Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and even Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James. Is this the future that awaits Gronk?
The answer is in the negative. Gronkowski, in his Esquire interview after being chosen as the face of Madden 17, shared his work ethic as one of the leaders in the New England Patriots roster. The NFL star revealed that his partying is only a far second to his main focus in life - work.
"You've just got to have to put the work in," said Gronk when asked of his lifestyle. "Put work first. Put the hours in, and the time in, and do your job. And when you get a little time off, you can go out and have a little fun. But you have to make sure you get done what you need to get done first off."
Unlike Manziel, it looks like Gronk has no intention of letting partying dominate his career in the gridiron. Needless to say, the rumors of Brady worrying over Gronkowski have no bearing. In fact, the tight end promises to undergo a more rigid training this NFL offseason to bring back the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl.
He shared, "For this year, I've got to work on a few things, from my blocking to my receiving. But I've got to just go out there every single week and prepare as hard as I can and be the best player I can be for my team. And also, have no expectations besides hard work."
If the suspension of Tom Brady gets upheld, then it looks like the New England Patriots will need all the help they could get from Rob Gronkowski. The NFL team will be Brady-less in their games against the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.