Arians: Florida heat kicking Gronk's ass

Rob Gronkowski is embarking on his first training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and it appears he’s not quite used to the new climate.

“He’s probably in New England shape right now, but he’s not in Florida shape. That humidity and heat’s kicking his ass pretty good,” head coach Bruce Arians said with a laugh after Monday’s practice, via

“And it’s different. When you train in New England and then come down here, it’s really different and we laughed about it out there today. I don’t think he’s ever sweat that much in his life.”

The 31-year-old tight end is also coming off a year away from football, but Arians has no concerns about Gronkowski’s playing shape.

“It takes a little time to get into the Florida shape, but as far as playing in a game, he’s more than ready right now,” he said.

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