The Patriots seem to be operating under the assumption that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be back on the field next year.
But he apparently has something to keep himself busy this offseason.
According to a report from the Hollywood insider publication the Tracking Board, Gronkowski will appear in a new action movie called “Boss Level.”
During that same recruiting meeting, Riley said in the book, he tried to prepare LeBron and his advisers for the negative fallout that would erupt following his decision to leave Cleveland. Riley says he even used the word “fear” in discussing that scenario.
“And both of them, Maverick [Carter] and LeBron, looked at me,” Riley recalled. “Like, ‘Fear? Afraid of what?’ They almost mocked me. This was a big decision. I was trying to tell them, ‘S— [is] going to hit the fan, man.’ ‘Afraid? Us?’ They had so much confidence in what they were doing, and they were so smart in a lot of ways.”
Following LeBron’s declaration on live television that he would be “taking my talents to South Beach,” a public relations debacle dubbed The Decision, Riley recounted meeting a shaken James on the tarmac in Miami.
The Titans saw starting inside linebacker Avery Williamson leave for the Jets in free agency, leaving Compton and 2017 fifth-round pick Jayon Brown to vie for time with Wesley Woodyard in the 2018 defense.
“They just said, ‘We’re not feeling it,’ or something like that,” Riley told Thomsen. “We talked about the typical things that we have to do, have patience and all of that stuff.
“And I remember LeBron looking at me, and he said, ‘Don’t you ever get the itch?’ I said, ‘The itch for what?’ He said, ‘The itch to coach again?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t have the itch.’ He didn’t ask any more questions, and I didn’t offer any more answers. But I know what it meant, and I always go back and wonder about what he was thinking at that time. He walked out scratching his leg like it was itching.”