After missing the first two weeks of the 2016 season with a hamstring injury and getting minimal reps in games three and four, it's now time to finally declare Rob Gronkowski as back.
After a solid 5 catch, 109 yard performance last week in Cleveland, Gronk turned in an incredible 7 catch, 162 yard game and found the endzone for the first time this season in Tom Brady's long awaited home coming vs Cincinnati.
The Bengals had absolutely no answer for Gronkowski all day as his 7 catches came against 6 different defenders, averaging 23.1 yards per reception. Following a stagnate offense in the first half, Gronkowski took the game over entirely in the second half, racking up a career high in yards and flustering Bengal defenders both in coverage, and mentally, getting into some heated talks with Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict.
It was incredibly refreshing and frankly kind of heart warming to see Gronk back out on the field bulldozing defenders and proving his indispensability on this New England offense as one of the leagues most dominate players.
Oh, and seeing our first Gronk Spike since January got us all a little giddy, let's be honest.
Nonetheless, 5 wins doesn't get you very far in this league, as Bill Belichick said after the game, so in order to continue the success, I recommend a HEAVY dosage of Gronk going forward.