Buccaneers' tight end Rob Gronkowski recently appeared on the Flutie Flakescast, a podcast hosted by former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie. While on, Flute asked Gronk about his decision to return and the chemistry of the team that led to them winning Super Bowl LV;
“You know, that’s a great question. To tell you the truth, like we won the Super Bowl and we celebrated for a couple of days, and then, you know, we all took our own paths, right now. Everyone goes back home. Some people go on vacation. I went back up North, saw my family back up there. Saw my friends. I’m back in Florida now and then free agency just hit. I feel like the front office’s goal, of the Buccaneers, was to keep the team together, was to keep the band together. I feel like that was the case, and that’s what has happened so far in free agency. And I love it. I love the guys on the team.
Like I said, no one was selfish at all. Everyone was there to play together. Even during the tough times, you know, it never really got tough. We just knew we had to work through it and keep going. But it’s just so great to see everyone come back and I’m super excited again for the season to come up, let me tell you. I need this break, need the couple months off and everything, but I’m excited to get started back up when it comes, knowing the guys that we have coming back, knowing the guys on the team. Football can be a grind. It can be the biggest grind, and when you got, you know, guys in the locker room that, you know, that you don’t really want to be around, it gets tough. But let me tell you, everyone loved being around each other. So it’s great just to see this team all come back and I’ll be a part of it, and try to go for number two in a row.”
The Bucs are certainly making their run at another championship, having brought back all but one defensive starter from last season and retaining Chris Godwin ahead of free agency.
For the full interview, check it out here.