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Notebook: Vikings aim to counteract Gronk’s physicality with their own

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Rob Gronkowski’s first career touchdown catch that started his three-year romp through the NFL in 2010 came against Mike Zimmer’s Cincinnati Bengals.

Gronkowski wasn’t the feared, hulking threat he is now as Zimmer prepares to face the New England Patriots on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in just his second career game as a head coach.

“Back then he was just a guy,” Zimmer said. “I remember a lot of other stuff from that game.”

The game sticks in his memory for good reason as Tom Brady dismantled his Bengals’ secondary to the tune of…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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