December 6, 2023

Morning Sports activities Replace

Brady questioned the present physicality within the NFL, asking if “soccer goes to flag soccer over a time period.”

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski earlier than Tremendous Bowl LIII tan Grossfeld /Globe Employees

Rob Gronkowski’s response to Tom Brady’s feedback: After Tom Brady lately posited that the NFL is changing into a much less bodily league with too many penalties, former teammate Rob Gronkowski couldn’t resist making the apparent joke.

Brady, talking in an episode of his “Let’s Go!” podcast, sarcastically joked, “Perhaps soccer goes to flag soccer over a time period.”

“That is soccer. This isn’t contact soccer,” he added. “That is actual soccer, and I feel the physicality — which individuals actually get pleasure from — I actually loved. I really like the bodily aspect of the game. I don’t suppose we must always ever lose that. There are such a lot of those that need it much less and fewer bodily, it’s extra like flag soccer, which goes to be within the Olympics in 2028.”

Gronkowski, who performed alongside Brady and gained Tremendous Bowls with the legendary quarterback with each the Patriots and Buccaneers, famous that there’s a degree of hypocrisy in a quarterback complaining about any lack of physicality within the NFL.

“You’re a quarterback. I imply, it was already flag soccer for you, brother,” Gronkowski humorously stated of Brady through the “Up & Adams Show.” “A few of these requires you your final yr, they barely touched you.”

“All the foundations go in your favor, Tom.”

Gronkowski, conversely, confronted a way more bodily problem in his NFL profession as a good finish. Nonetheless, regardless of the heavy toll it took on him, the four-time Tremendous Bowl champion largely agrees with Brady’s total take.

“The NFL is simply getting too gentle now,” Gronkowski stated, noting his opposition to a newly proposed rule that may outlaw the hip-drop deal with. “I feel it ought to nonetheless be allowed. You actually don’t see it and in the event you’re in that place, you bought to do what you bought to do to take somebody down.”

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