Pats hope to continue success without Gronkowski
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have done just fine without Rob Gronkowski.
On Sunday, they'll see whether that continues or if their valuable tight end's absence will keep them from a second straight Super Bowl appearance.
"Certainly, Rob is a unique player and he has some skills that allow you to do special things with him," offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday. "I don't think it's really fair to say you just plug somebody in and off you go."
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