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    Reiss: Bill Belichick/Rob Gronkowski Feud No Surprise for Patriots (podcast)

    Trags and Mike Reiss break down the ongoing drama between Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski plus much more on the latest Patriots Beat.


    The Bill Belichick-Rob Gronkowski drama has been bubbling near the surface of all New England Patriots offseason talk since the day after Super Bowl LII. Now over two months later new reports have surfaced detailing an incident from early in the 2017 season when Belichick called out Gronkowski in front of the team for being a client of TB12 and Alex Guerrero.

    But, as ESPN’s Mike Reiss points out in the latest Patriots Beat podcast with Mike Petraglia, is a story like that really that surprising?

    “Bill’s not an easy coach to play for, and he’s the first one to say that,” Reiss said. “The one thought I would have is that Bill is kind of known for doing this, and that’s sort of important context.”

    Even so, the stories of drama in the Patriots locker room have not slowed down even months after the season. Whether the stories are true or not, someone may have to step to the podium and clear the air at some point.

    Trags and Reiss also discuss what is sure to be one of the more intriguing Patriots drafts in recent seasons. Reiss points out that the Patriots have had a lot of success drafting in years when they have two first-round picks, as they do this year, and the two also broach the possibility of drafting a quarterback with one of those picks.

    The guys go on to delve into the wide receiver position, one that has seen significant turnover over the course of the offseason, and how Tom Brady will gel with all of these new players.

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