Tony Gonzalez is not satisfied with being the best tight end of all-time. (source: YardBarker)

Tony Gonzalez is Taking Over My Blog


Looking back at the past few posts, this is starting to feel like “The Tony Gonzalez Blog”, but I just can’t help it. He’s the best to ever play the position. Apologies to Antonio Gates, who hasn’t been great for along enough period of time yet.

I know there are those of you who feel like he isn’t a “true Falcon” because he played 12 seasons in the red and gold of the Chiefs instead of the red and black of Atlanta and that’s okay. I forgive you.

Whether he’s considered a Chief or a Falcon, the fact remains that he is catching touchdowns for Atlanta now and in my mind, that makes him a Falcon.

Hit the jump for more Falcons goodness.

USA Today put together a 53-man roster of the best players from the aughts. Only one Falcon made the list and, by now, I think you can guess who it was.

Gonzalez’s teammate on the list, Gates, could eventually surpass him as the best of all-time, but for now, Gonzalez reigns supreme.

I hope Matt Ryan fully appreciates how easier his job is with #88 on the line of scrimmage. I also hope Atlanta can deliver on the promise that made Gonzalez move 800 miles southeast – a championship.

Your Turn

Let me know in the comments if you consider Tony Gonzalez a “true Falcon”. Is he the best to ever play the game? Are we taking him for granted? You can also start the conversation on Twitter.

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  • James Hare

    If your on the roster your on the ROSTER. What really makes a player (a team player) part of the team is when both the team and the player start to believe. BELIEVE in a championship. and my atlanta falcons will be champions, and this fan has never stopped beliving. only Gonzalez knows where his heart lies (he wouldnt have moved) I feel he’s a Falcon, I accepet him and wish the best for him and his family, and our team. GO FALCONS!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5lvpSX754c ROb

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5lvpSX754c

      loving this hyped falcons song.. Don’t know who did it but it’s got me so pumped for the season. Can’t wait

      • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

        Wow, that’s a great video. I am so ready for September!!!

  • http://bloggingdirty.com Troy Heinzman

    Well said, James. It would be a fitting end to his great career to be a part of a championship team in Atlanta.

    • James Hare

      YEH! and would’nt dissapoint ME either.

      • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

        Exactly! I’m selfish, I can admit it.

  • Vince

    Tony Gonzalez broke all his NFL records as a Chief. Just sayin’.

    • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

      Well not all of them. He needs one more catch for 10,000 which he’ll do as a Falcon.

      • mushmouth71

        Ummm, I think you mean 1,000th catch not 10,000th. That would definitely be a record. lol. He already has more catches than any other TE so that record is already broken. He will be the first TE to reach the 1,000th catch milestone though. Other than that you nailed it.

        • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

          LOL. Oops, got a little crazy with the zero key. Thanks for clarifying the point I failed miserably to make.

  • Jeff Johnson

    I have been a Chiefs fan my whole life. I was sorry to see Tony go but it was close for him to move on either way. Football is football and contracts are contracts. The Falcons had a good record the year before Tony left KC due to a somewhat easy schedule. They didn’t make the playoffs last year and may not again this year. It looks as though the Chiefs are coming together since getting rid of Carl Peterson and wouldn’t it be sad for Tony to see the Chiefs make the playoffs and not the Falcons. The grass isn’t alaways greener and Tony may be on the outside looking in this year.

    • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

      I think there’s room for both the Falcons and the Chiefs to make the playoffs. It could be a rather poetic finish if they play each other in the Super Bowl. You’ll get no argument from me.