Open Invitation with Stephen Brunt: Rob Gronkowski on The Patriot Way, Brady

Rob Gronkowski had the most Rob Gronkowski reaction ever when he was told that he had punctured his long while playing for the New England Patriots.

Fresh off being named as one of the 100 greatest players in NFL history, Rob Gronkowski sits down with Stephen Brunt in Open Invitation to talk about his career, The Patriot Way, transition into retirement and the repercussions of a life of football.

The new series takes a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the biggest names in sports and beyond with intimate, casual conversations of fascinating characters.

In this episode, Brunt and Gronk covered a variety of topics:

1:25 Initial reaction to getting drafted by New England
2:34 The Belichick regime and The Patriot Way
5:37 What makes Tom Brady so special
6:36 Relationship with Brady off the field
7:06 Can he see Brady leaving New England?
8:22 Football’s physical toll & playing through injuries like a punctured lung
11:25 Blocking out the injuries
14:05 CBD and marijuana for pain relief
15:11 Pondering Retirement
17:24 Walking away from the game
18:43 Keeping the door open for return

New episodes of Open Invitation with Stephen Brunt will be released Tuesdays on Sportsnet’s YouTube channel.

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