As if the New England Patriots, labeled as second-time cheaters just days ago, need any other motivation to win Super XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks, their lesser-known-than-Sherman nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane is questioning everyone in the world’s opinion of tight end Rob Gronkowksi.
“I actually don’t think he’s that good,” Lane said, per ESPN. “He’s OK. He does have a big body [6-foot-6, 265 pounds]. But from what I’ve seen on tape, he doesn’t like you putting your hands on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won’t catch that many balls.”
Lane, a measly 200 pounds soaking wet, feels the key to stopping the man called Gronk is to hit him at the line of scrimmage.
“Yeah, but that’s always our key every week, putting our hands on the receivers,” Lane said. “It’s definitely an issue with him from watching tape.”
“I’m good no matter who’s lined up there,” Lane said. “But [the Patriots] try to do things like line a bunch of ineligible guys out there to get you confused. We have a plan for it.”