In his first week back from his suspension for a dirty hit on cornerback Tre’Davious White, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was not having it during his first meeting with the media since being reinstated.
NESN reporter Zack Cox tweeted out the end of the weekly press conference with Gronkowski being thrown a flurry of questions about the suspension and what he did during the Patriots and Miami Dolphins matchup on Monday.
Here’s the end of Gronk’s presser. pic.twitter.com/JBDQhatDo9
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) December 15, 2017
Here’s the end of the of press conference as transcribed by NESN.com
Q: What have you learned from the suspension?
RG: Definitely, definitely — learned about it. But not really here right now — big game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’m just really putting my focus on them right now. Definitely learned from the mistake I made, for sure, a couple weeks ago, the last game I played in. But we got a huge game this Sunday. We got a huge game as a team this Sunday, so just putting all my focus into the Steelers this week.
Q: Did you reach out to Tre’Davious White to try to personally apologize to him?
RG: I’m just focused on the Steelers.
Q: How nice was it for you this week to get back into the facility and be around the guys?
RG: It was super good. I definitely missed it, missed the boys, but it’s super good to be back, back to the normal schedule. Feels good. We’ve had a couple good days of practice, super cold out, but it’s a big game we’ve got this Sunday. Big preparation, and we’ve gotta be ready.
Q: Do you want to make it up to your teammates by bringing energy in your return?
RG: Yeah, it’s always good to have energy. It’s always good to bring energy. Always good to give people energy to feed off, feed off other people’s energy. We’ve got to go out this Sunday and get some energy going and be ready. We’ve got a good team — we’ve got a good challenge in front of us.We’ve got a good team we’re playing, so we’ve got to be ready.
Q: How did you spend the week away?
RG: I was just chilling.
Q: Did you watch the game?
RG: Of course.
Q: Was it hard not being there? RG:
Big game this Sunday. Thank you, guys. I’m out.
It’s now clear to everybody that Gronkowski wants to maintain his focus on the upcoming matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in which if they were to lose, their chances would be slim to none in getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.