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Field Yates on Not Sunday: Arrow spiking north for Rob Gronkowski

November 28, 2018 - 2:41 pm

ESPN's Field Yates joined Ryan Hannable on the Not Sunday podcast where they discussed Rob Gronkowski, the state of the Patriots and where they stand in relation to the rest of the AFC, among other things.

Gronkowski made his return this past Sunday after missing three out of the last four games with nagging ankle and back injuries. Yates believes the three catches for 56 yards and a touchdown against the Jets are reason to feel good about the All-Pro tight end for the remainder of the season.

“He seemed like a guy who was in a much better spot," Yates said. "I know how frustrating it must have been for Rob Gronkowski himself and certainly those who play fantasy football to not have him in their lineup for whatever it was, three games prior to the bye, but Gronk at full capacity or close to it in December and January should the Patriots make it that far, which I think we all believe they will, that is important. That is really what matters. And Gronk, still even if he isn’t 100 percent, whether he is 85 or 80 percent, is one of the most unique players in the NFL. Three red zone targets in Week 12 was a real positive sign for Gronk, so I think the arrow is not just trending upwards, but I think it is spiking north, if that’s possible.”

Click below to listen to the complete podcast.

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