Clinton-Dix learns wrong way to tackle Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski is a beast. We've known this for some time, but those who oppose the Patriots tight end on the field of play sometimes get confirmation the hard way.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix can attest. The Packers' rookie safety made the mistake of trying to out-muscle Gronkowski on a tackle near the end zone in Sunday's showdown at Lambeau Field.

Here's how it turned out. Clinton-Dix is the former living being laying face-down on the 6-yard line:

On Monday, Clinton-Dix addressed his ill-fated tackle attempt.

The story had a happy ending for the rookie. Clinton-Dix later saved the day for Green Bay, poking a would-be touchdown reception out of Gronkowski's hands late in the fourth quarter. The Packers won, 26-21.

"You saw one of the biggest plays of the game was when Ha Ha got the ball out there in the end zone," Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said Monday, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. "That was just a great finish on his part. If he didn't give extra effort finishing that play, it probably would've been a touchdown. When you're in a game like this, those are the kind of plays that make a difference."

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