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Jcb890 wrote:That was a terrible play call/personnel decision by the Defensive Coordinator or whoever. Ryan Tannehill doesn't have the arm to get it that far.

Gronk is not fast enough to make that play. At least this year he isn't. He looks slow and lumbering out there. Doesn't look nearly in as good of physical shape either, which I'm guessing is due to back injury/injuries not allowing him to work out like he normally would. I'll be surprised if he plays next year.



http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-pa ... final-play

Tedy Bruschi explained it pretty well"


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Gronk was in because that is a "last play" defense. The last play can be a hail mary pass. In a situation where chances of a hail mary are low, the "jumper" (Gronk) should be substituted for another safety/DB. For tackling purposes. That was not done.
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He was closer to making the tackle than I thought.

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Yeah, if he doesn't stumble, he has a shot to stop him prior to the TD.
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At some point, we have to give Drake credit for being fast, elusive, and just tucking it and going for it.
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