They pulled Brady. Gronk was in blocking on a routine PAT, it was a fluke injury. Do you really think Belichick is going to think about everyone he needs to pull in order to preserve them? There are only 53 men on the roster. It's football, **** happens.
And again, every Jet fan on here dreams of a team capable of and a coach willing to "run up the score." Instead all they have is talking **** in the media and taunting after first downs while down by 2 touchdowns.
Peter King's a moron, but summed it up well:
Coaches have 45 active players each game. They don't have a "second team'' of the point-after-try unit. The PAT is one of the most risk-free plays in football. Rodney Harrison, the former Patriots safety now in the NBC studio with me on Sunday nights, didn't get taken off the kickoff team in routs. And Tony Dungy, who coached the Colts and Bucs, told me: "Jeff Saturday was my right guard on the PAT team, and I'd never think of taking him off. All my years in football, I never heard anyone, never heard Chuck Noll saying, 'Well, we better get Jack Ham off the PAT team.' It's not something I'd question."