Yo did Cro shut down Gronk?

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  1. Poeman

    Poeman Well-Known Member

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    It's what it looked like from the stadium. Sure Gronk made plays but he was not the usual Gronk.

    Do we praise Cro?

    Finally paid off and came through?
     
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    Footballgod214 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted Cro on Gronk the first game, due to his length and athleticism. TGG pointed out how Cro would be unable to prevent YAC, so bad idea. Guess it was a good idea after all.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Going4TheGreen Well-Known Member

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    The gameplan was nice, Cro played solid, and the players that supported him in coverage did as well. He did make those plays in the Pats last drive to extend their hopes on consecutive fourth downs but ,what the hell, you're not gonna shut him out.

    Hopefully if wee them again we can coach and play like we did today.
     
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    Gronk: 4 for 86 yards, 0 TD
    That's as close to shutting him down as it gets.
     
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    From what I remember Revis, Pryor and Gilly were on Gronk.
     
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    The secondary took turns on Gronk.
     
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    I like how Rodgers selectively doubled and played zone today. Not bad for a rookie DC.
     
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    Cro did not spend the whole game on Gronk. Revis covered him a few times also and I'm pretty sure safeties also had him for at least a couple plays. Gronk wasn't shutdown but he was slowed down. The guy is a monster & holding him to 80-something yards is an accomplishment.
     
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    And that was WITH him getting two clutch fourth down catches on that last drive, one where Pryor whacked him and he still hung on.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    This is correct. They platooned coverage on Gronk, I saw Cro, Revis, Gilchrist and Pryor all covering him at different times.
     
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  12. Poeman

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    The 2 plays that Gronk had which were big were on Pryor.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Gronk's longest reception of the day was 30 yards and Cro was in coverage.
     
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    Poeman Well-Known Member

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    Oh...I thought it was pryor...I may have missed that live
     
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    Jake Well-Known Member

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    No but he has played decent ball the second half of the year. So there's that.
     
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    We may have to cut him to sign Mo...I think we all agree we gotta do that and lock up Marcus
     
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    The guy who caught like 3 big 4th down passes was shutdown today?
     
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    Poeman Well-Known Member

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    Don't think they were on Cro
     
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    Cro was on him at certain points as well. And when he caught that big first down on 4th and 9 I believe I saw Marcus Williams trailing him.
     
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    For a guy that supposedly can't tackle Cro took down Gronk by himself on the first catch that Gronk had.

    Later in the game four other guys struggled to bring him down.
     

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