Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians certainly isn't worried about tight end Rob Gronkowski's tentative start.
Asked about this during his press briefing on Monday, the driver explained why “Gronk” was not as dominant as when he was wearing the New England Patriots uniform.
“We don't throw the ball 50 times to our tight ends. That's why we have wide receivers, ”said Arians.
It is true that Gronkowski did not have many opportunities to show off. In the first two games of the season, he ran 33 layouts and was only targeted on four occasions. He caught two of those passes for 11 yards. The number 87 has participated in 96 games of the “Bucs”.
“I don't worry about his catches or the number of times he's targeted,” added the experienced coach.
In 2020, “Gronk” came out of retirement to join quarterback Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. The two men had played nine seasons together at Foxborough, from 2010 to 2018. The tight end had made 521 catches for 7861 yards and 79 majors during his time with the “Pats”.