The Pittsburgh Steelers have a message for Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots. There will be hands put on Gronk, and the rest of the receiving corps.

You just have to jam him up a little bit, mess with his timing,” Shazier said. “If you mess up their timing, they are really time-oriented. You have to mess up their timing and get in his face with pressure, then I feel we can slow him down a little bit.”

Safety Mike Mitchell said Gronkowski is the best tight end in the world, and added, “He has success when people don’t put their hands on him.”

When made aware of the Steelers trash talk, Gronkowski said Monday that “you have to be ready for anything.”

“Some games I get jammed the whole game, some games I never get jammed. So when we go out there and practice, we practice everything — getting jammed, not getting jammed, how to get off it, a little move. Whatever comes, I have to be ready, go out and perform,” he said.

The games count now.

By Glenn Erby

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