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The dueling dancers are practicing the steps that they hope will lead to touchdowns at the Super Bowl and give the NFL showcase the look of a hard-hitting episode of Dancing With the (Football) Stars.
The versatile Hernandez has twisted his way downfield for the New England Patriots — changing direction after making catches and swerving by frustrated pursuers on a 43-yard run playoff run from the backfield against Denver. Now he’s heard suggestions that he break out the salsa should he score a touchdown on Sunday, just as Cruz does with the New York Giants.
“They told me to do the salsa and I was joking around, saying maybe I’ll do the merengue,” a smiling Hernandez said Thursday, three days before the Super Bowl. “But that’s his style, and I respect him doing that and that’s also a shoutout to the Hispanic community.
“But he’s a good player and, hopefully, he doesn’t get too many salsa dances this week.”
“I just want to get in the end zone and win this football game,” he said.
Rob Gronkowski’s left ankle has been in the spotlight ever since the All-Pro sprained it Jan. 22 in the AFC championship game. Before that, Gronkowski’s big hands that rarely drop a football drew the attention. He set an NFL single-season record for tight ends with 17 touchdown catches, usually followed by a powerful spike.
“I’m sure he’ll be fine” for the game, Hernandez said. “Everyone knows he’s a beast, and he’ll definitely be a huge impact in this game.”
“I’ve never been that type of person and the way our relationship is, we’re so close that we don’t even think about it like that,” Hernandez said. “I’m not a huge media guy, as you know, so he can have all the media he wants. You can talk to him and I know he loves it.”
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