The team on Friday listed the All-Pro tight end as questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Dolphins because of the nagging hamstring injury that kept him out of the opener. Gronkowski was limited during Friday's session, keeping hope alive for a possible start.
Still, we trust the Patriots to be ready for battle no matter who suits up. After all, coach Bill Belichick could turn the Indigo Girls into a pair of reliable, hard-hitting linebackers in a pinch. New England will survive -- they always do.