It's about the physicality of the position. Brady has worked a long time at being a guy who can avoid pressure and get rid of the ball quickly. He takes some licks, but he can go games without really being touched if he's playing lights out and so is his line. Kickers almost never get hit, which is why they can play into their '40s.
Gronkowski was lucky to have lasted nine years given his position, the way he played, and the way the Patriots utilized him. Dude took a beating almost every play. That takes a toll on your body. Gronk rarely had a season where he lasted the majority of it because of all those hits and injuries.
I loved Gronk, and he will be missed. The guy was one of the best ever in his position. A guaranteed Hall of Famer. Party on, Gronk.
Posted March 25th
by Jet Presto
Jet yesterday after I made this post there was a controversial play at the end of the duke game which almost cost them the loss. I don’t know what call should have been made. It hit the backboard then the net after the shot clock expired and then hit the tip of the bottom of the rim and the central Florida player grabbed the rebound and made the put back. They reviewed the play and let it stand which gave ucf a four point leads but they choked and I am sad about this. This has been a really shitty tournament but at least auburn is still in it for Charles Barkley to cheer for (and speed bike pro and gowhoo since they enrolled there for a part time). This was a very controversial play call. But even worse the last scoring play by duke before the foul that tacko got called on which was his last straw the duke player bumped into someone and no call was made. That was blatant imo. Or was he allows that for spacing reasons like the lakers-magic 2009 nba finals where Kobe flinched at Jameer Nelson in overtime on that final scoring play? Watch the highlights of the game please, you are the best referee! I think everyone hates duke.
Posted March 26th
by Weid man