Rob Gronkowski says Earl Thomas got the best of him, showed fans a ‘real football hit’
Rob Gronkowski is one of the NFL’s biggest and most physically imposing players, standing at 6-foot-6, 265 pounds. It typically takes two or three tacklers to bring him down in the open field, unless you’re Earl Thomas.
During Sunday’s game, Thomas delivered a huge blow to Gronk, which the big tight end called one of the hardest he’s ever taken. The hit forced Gronkowski to miss a couple of plays, and he apparently suffered a chest injury which reports called a possible punctured lung.
Thomas sent out a heartfelt tweet on Tuesday hoping for a fast recovery from Gronk. It was certainly a classy gesture by the All-Pro. Gronkowski responded to the tweet with a note of his own, saying Thomas “showed the fans a real football hit.”
Game respect game. These guys are two of the classiest in the NFL, and it showed in their pair of tweets.
The respect is mutual man, you got the best of me on that one. The grind is real, you showed the fans a real football hit. https://t.co/p57PLVQZ3C
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) November 16, 2016