Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham can be a Rob Gronkowski type, OC Jay Gruden believes. But it will take time. It’s not as easy as drawing a play and practicing it. Gresham needs to study defenses on film, grasp what’s going on around him, develop the trust with Andy Dalton that Green has. Then. . .
"He’s still very important as a blocker," Gruden said. "Jermaine’s a good blocker. Fantasy football people forget that."
How much of a fantasy is it to see Gresham assuming the Gronk Lite role? The Bengals need a second receiver, to take some of the heat off Green. (Though, Green did get to the Pro Bowl last year with Jerome Simpson on the other side, so maybe it’s not as huge a deal as we’re making it out to be.)