Who’s covering Gronk
This is the biggest question of the week. People have not stopped asking, “who’s covering Gronk?”
All jokes aside, Gronk is the scariest person on the Patriots roster. Not only is he a physical nightmare to defensive backs, but he’s way too quick and athletic for any of Pittsburgh’s linebackers to cover.
Jared Cook made this defense look like fools last week. Last season, Gronk embarrassed them even worse. If they want any chance of re-gaining their winning ways, they need to find a way to slow down Gronk.
It’ll likely be a combination of safeties and linebackers, with Joe Haden taking a stab every now and then. Morgan Burnett looked lost when covering Cook last week, so Sean Davis and LT Fort will probably be the first two to take on the tight end. Burnett, Haden and a mixure of linebackers will also see Gronk’s number from time to time. Whoever finds a way to stop him first will be the one this team turns to to shut down the Patriot’s top weapon.