Rob Gronkowski is arguably the most important member of the New England Patriots offense after quarterback Tom Brady. 

The Pats rely on their big tight end for a lot of their aerial attack and they really struggled in the passing game when he went down with injury last season.

Gronkowski is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered on December 8th, deflected a question Tuesday about whether he will be ready for the 2014 season opener.

Now he faces the task of trying to get ready for another season coming off an injury, and isn’t ready to say he’ll be ready for Week One, instead choosing to deflect questions.

“Oh man, that’s too far away. I’m just improving every day right now,” Gronkowski said Tuesday on the “Hill-Man Show” on WAAF-FM, via ESPN Boston.

“I’m working hard every day to put myself in the best situation so that I’m ready.”

Gronkowski added: ”I’m actually improving every week. It’s feeling good and coming along very well.”

The New England Patriots open the season on the road against the Miami Dolphins, and quarterback Brady certainly needs targets though the situation isn’t necessarily as dire as it was heading into the 2013 season.

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