Rob Gronkowski on Year 2 with Bucs, plus comparing his Super Bowl runs and what makes this team special

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off of a thrilling, 38-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. It took a 24-7 run in the second half along with four touchdowns from Leonard Fournette for Tampa to end Indy’s three-game win streak, but the Bucs couldn’t have found the win column without star tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Gronk led the Bucs with seven catches for a season-high 123 yards Sunday. The future Pro Football Hall of Famer has missed five games this season due to a couple different injuries, but he was amped up after one of Tampa’s biggest wins of the season. 

“We just came out firing in the second half,” Gronkowski told CBS Sports of Sunday’s win. “The first half, a little ‘duddish.’ A little slow, the energy wasn’t really there. Just came out in the second half firing on all cylinders. Offensive side of the ball, defensive side of the ball and we just did what we had to do in the second half in order to pull out a win on the road in that atmosphere. It was a great win, it was a playoff win — a playoff atmosphere. That was big, to bring it together in the second half and get that W.”

Gronk is in his second season with the…

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