Gronkowski bounces back vs. Steelers

Rookie scores three touchdowns a week after being the goat in Cleveland

Updated: November 15, 2010, 10:57 AM ET
By Mike Rodak | Special to ESPNBoston.com

PITTSBURGH -- Last Sunday in Cleveland, New England Patriots rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski became the scapegoat in a 34-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

After being part of a muffed opening kickoff and later fumbling mere feet from the goal line, Gronkowski took the game as a learning experience, not being too hard on himself and focusing on important games that lay ahead. Fellow tight end Alge Crumpler defended Gronkowski, reminding reporters that the rookie had a "lot of football ...

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