"I actually don't think he's that good," Lane declared. "He's OK."
Word made its way back to the Patriots All Pro tight end and he had the perfect response:
Gronk on Lane's comments: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion." Does it tick you off? "It may."— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 23, 2015
Of course, he followed that up with plenty of compliments:
"I just keep doing what I’ve got to do." Gronkowski said. "I’ve just got to keep working hard at practice, keep bringing it at practice, keep preparing. Just keep getting ready, because it’s not just one player on their defense, there’s 11 guys out there at the same time. It’s not just 11, they’ve got the backups, too. So I’ve got to prepare for their whole defense, no doubt about that.
"I’ve got much respect for the Seattle Seahawks throughout their whole team. Just got to keep working hard and practicing and getting ready for the game. Bring it out there on the field."
When Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about the comments, he had the perfect response:
That's a pretty gold response from Carroll https://t.co/o874aWJJPa— John Feitelberg (@JFeitelberg) January 23, 2015
This was an incredible volley between the two teams. I'm excited for the Super Bowl week to begin.