FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Kacy Rodgers had barely settled himself on the podium before he was hit with the question of the week.
How do the New York Jets stop Rob Gronkowski?
"That's a great question and there's about 30 other teams I need to ask," the defensive coordinator said with a laugh. "In all fairness, he's a tremendous player. We've got a lot of different things we've got to try. I don't think that one thing works to stop him."
The New England Patriots tight end is a matchup nightmare, and not just against the Jets. He's having yet another terrific season with 66 catches for 1,072 yards and 11 touchdowns.
His biggest game this year came the last time the AFC East rivals played in October, when Gronkowski had a career-best 11 catches for 108 yards and a TD.
"You don't find too many 6-foot-7 (he's actually 6-6) tight ends that can move," linebacker Calvin Pace said. "You've got a quarterback that can throw him open a lot of times. With him being so tall, it's in his favor. You've got to run multiple guys at him, tough coverage and you have to get there." >> Read more...