|Tony Gonzalez to play one more year? -- Fri Feb 1 6:40 pm --|
Falcons' GM urging TE to play another season
|Tony Gonzalez might be playing another season for the Atlanta Falcons after all. General manager Thomas Dimitroff told ESPN.com on Thursday that he is lobbying the tight end to return for one more season. ďA guy who is 36 catching 100-plus balls [including the postseason], it just doesnít seem like itís time for him to move on," Dimitroff said while visiting the Super Bowl media center. When Dimitroff offered that up without much prompting, I immediately asked if he had delivered that message to Gonzalez. ďI definitely already have," Dimitroff said. Gonzalez, 36, said several times late in the season he was 95 percent sure he would retire. But I think itís significant that Dimitroff and the Falcons are making a hard pitch. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Gonzalez had a freakishly spectacular year for a 36 year old. While it's hard to ignore his production, you have to be wary of his age. Still, Gonzalez has been a model of good health missing just two games in 16 seasons.