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Rob Gronkowski: Low hits are part of the game

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New England Patriots Jerseys fans hold their breath every time a defender tackles Rob Gronkowski Jerseys low.

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Given the heart palpitations caused by such collisions, Pats fans got worked up this week when Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jerseys Jr. described hitting Gronk low, at the knees, as the best way to take down the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end.
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Gronk issued a playful retort earlier in the week, but Thursday brushed aside any notion that he’s worried about the Broncos targeting his knees.

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“It’s part of the game. I’ve been seeing it all year,” Gronkowski said of low hits, via the team’s official website. “I’ve been seeing it my whole career. I’ve just got to get low, get my shoulder down, protect the ball, just protect myself in any way when I see a lot of guys coming or when I know there’s not a chance to make that many yards, possibly just go down on that play, but if you can make a play then try and make a play, get more yards, but at the same time I’ve just got to watch it wholesale jerseys, get your pads down. It’s football, so you’ve got to be ready for contact at all times.”

In the Pats’ Week 12 loss to the Broncos, Gronkowski exited in the fourth quarter with a knee injury after his leg whipped back on a low hit by a defender. The injury caused him to miss the cheap nfl jerseys following contest and influenced his play down the stretch. Gronk was officially listed as limited in Thursday’s practice with knee/back injuries.

With the NFL placing emphasis on defenders not hitting at the head/neck level, many players, especially smaller defensive backs, have gone low to attempt to bring down behemoths — that’s not to cheap jersey boy tickets suggest taking out the knees is a new philosophy, it’s as old as football.

Gronk added that he plans on dishing out as much punishment as he receives.

“Everyone wants to see collisions, so I’m ready to give some,” he said.

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Dee Gordon may sign extension with Marlins

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MIAMI — After turning in one of the most decorated individual seasons in Marlins history, Dee Gordon Jerseys might be capping his year with a long-term contract. The All-Star second baseman said his agent has been in discussions with Miami about an extension.

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As a guest on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” show Wednesday morning, Gordon confirmed his camp has been in talks with the Marlins regarding a multiyear deal. A source told MLB.com that the discussions are preliminary and have just recently started.

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Gordon is represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council.

“My agent is doing the talking,” Gordon said on the show. “They’re just keeping me in the loop wholesale jerseys. I think it’s going pretty well right now. We’ll see how that goes. I’m just playing the waiting game. We’re going to do the right thing.”

For months, the Marlins have made it clear they are open to offering an extension to the 27-year-old second baseman. Gordon on first Gold Glove Gordon shocked cheap mlb jerseys, amazed after winning Gold Glove AwardMarlins second baseman Dee Gordon Jerseys talks about winning his first career Gold Glove Award and transitioning from shortstop to second base

Acquired from the Dodgers in a seven-player deal at the 2014 Winter Meetings, Gordon had a breakout season. He paced the National League in batting average (.333), and his 205 hits and 58 stolen bases were the most in the Majors.

Gordon is the first player to lead the NL in batting average and stolen bases since Jackie Robinson in 1949. He also is the first infielder to win the Gold Glove, batting title and stolen base crown in the same year.

Over the past few weeks, Gordon racked up his share of prestigious awards. He received the Rawlings Gold Glove, Louisville Silver Slugger and was the Wilson Award top defensive second baseman. He also finished 16th in the NL MVP voting.

Gordon made $2.5 million in 2015, with the Dodgers picking up the entire salary. He’s arbitration-eligible and won’t qualify for free agency until 2019.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Share This Email Print + cheap wedding venues in south jersey Hide Comments