Brandon LaFell says players don’t want to tackle Rob Gronkowski

Friday October 30th, 2015

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 113 yards and one 47-yard touchdown during Thursday’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins, leading his team to a 36–7 victory.

After the game, teammate Brandon LaFell praised Gronkowski’s unstoppable performance, noting that a lot of players probably don’t want to go up against the tight end.

“It’s amazing man, because you see a lot of guys that really don’t want to tackle that guy,” LaFell said adding, “Everyone will probably say this and say that, they think they can tackle, but when you got a guy that’s 6'6", 260 (pounds) coming at you full speed, a lot of guys don’t want to hit him.”

LaFell was not the only Patriots player to discuss Gronkowski’s ability to break tackles after the game. “It’s pretty unbelievable to watch,” said New England wide receiver Julian Edelman, “When guys are trying to bring him down, he never goes down with one guy. He’s just a beast.”

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Gronkowski, 26, was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. Over the course of his career he has 348 receptions for 5,025 yards and 61 touchdowns.

Next week, the undefeated Patriots take on the Redskins.

- Xandria James

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