I got the feeling at times that they were never in it. Here are your gold stars and penalty flags:
- Rob Gronkowski gets a gold star. It was great to see #87 back and he had an immediate impact. He had eight catches for 114 yards and he was targeted 17 times. He’s going to get in better football shape. There were times when I was watching him, I felt he was running against the wind. The only problem I had with Gronk is I thought he was taking hits instead of giving hits. I’m sure that will change as he gets more into a groove.
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- Chris Jones gets a gold star. The young man finished the game with two sacks and 10 tackles. That’s a great game, but afterwards he was better. All the hubbub circled around him and that field goal play, and without hesitation the rookie sat at his locker and said it was his fault, taking every bit of the blame "
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