Buccaneers’ Tom Brady responds to Rob Gronkowski’s slow start
Tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t been able to catch wind with his new Tampa Bay Buccaneers team so far.
But quarterback Tom Brady has made it known that while the task may take longer than expected, he’s not necessarily worried about the end result.
“Well, I think we all have a lot of things we’ve got to [work on],” Brady said, via Pro Football Talk. “We’re going to be improving from the time we started until the time we finish the season. I don’t think we can be discouraged by certain things. Some weeks it’s going to be some guy’s week. Other weeks it’s going to be other guys’ weeks. Everyone is working hard at practice to try to find their spot [and] their role.
Brady has had to practice a bit of patience with not only his teammates but himself as well. After having an uninspiring Week 1 debut with the Buccaneers, Brady has turned the dial up slightly in his Week 2 performance against the Carolina Panthers throwing one less interception with a slightly better completion rate.
Gronkowski hasn’t been able to get heavily involved in his new offense yet, being targeted only four times in the first two games and completing two of those catches for 11 yards.
“We’ve got to figure out what works, what combinations work, what we do well or what we don’t do well,” Brady continued. “That’s just part of the season. You wish everything would be perfect, but that’s just not the reality of football. There are too many things to orchestrate. There are too many moving parts. You’ve just got to figure out ways to win games.”
Both Brady and Gronkowski may have a better chance to get back to their high-profile performances against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.