In typical under-the-radar New England Patriots-type fashion, a group of the team's players has been gathering daily in southeastern Massachusetts for workouts during the NFL's lockout.
"We've been doing everything, but we're on the down-low," second-year tight end Rob Gronkowski said Tuesday night. "[Others teams] may go to the media, acting like they're some of the only teams doing it, but we're working hard out here too. We're just keeping it low."
So low, in fact, that Gronkowski initially declined to speak with a reporter following a charity basketball game Tuesday night. That's generally the "Patriots Way" -- say little, let actions speak loudest.
But when pressed as he exited Needham High's gymnasium after a feel-good event, the personable Gronkowski relented, acknowledging that anywhere from 10 to 15 players have been working out together in Massachusetts.