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October 10, 2013, 09:58 AM
So on Mike and Mike this morning discussion of Tony Gonzalez should be traded? Why I wonder.... then it dawns on me....most likely his last season. Last year NFC Championship, high hopes, storied career, arguably GOAT at TE, last chance for a ring, great team player. Talk he might return to KC and try to end it there in glory where he started.

Don't think GMs are considering this seriously. Tony says he wants to stay put. J Jones is gone for the season, Falcons are 1-4 (are they done?), would the league want to set a precedent in starting to move players for sentimental reasons?

What would you as a fan want to see?

Me? Tony goes to KC, Andy Reid finally gets his trip to the big game and KC wins.

That's the movie version. Thoughts?
October 10, 2013  10:06 AM ET

A nice landing spot would be NE. Brady needs a new toy at TE.

October 10, 2013  10:10 AM ET

A nice landing spot would be NE. Can't count on Gronk.

October 10, 2013  10:13 AM ET

FN is up to its old tricks again. FAIL!!!

October 10, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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FN is up to its old tricks again. FAIL!!!

I hate that, after nearly a year away my first post back was a "double post" as I watched the wheel of death spin and spin and spin....unsure if my submit went through. Agree Gronk has been absent but believe he will be back soon and don't count on Belichick doing anything sentimental.

October 10, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE:

What would you as a fan want to see? Me? Tony goes to KC, Andy Reid finally gets his trip to the big game and KC wins. That's the movie version. Thoughts?

That would be the perfect ending. I could even find myself rooting for ol' Andy.

October 10, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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That would be the perfect ending. I could even find myself rooting for ol' Andy.

Otis,
I think about 500 Eagles fans would die of absolute frustration if that happened. Ump-teen years with the Eagles and no Championship; 1 year with a 2-14 team and then the Lombardi. They would have to make a movie.

October 10, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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as I watched the wheel of death spin and spin and spin....

Ah now we know your a Mac guy.


I somehow doubt any decision made in any NFL front office is for sentimental reasons, monetary reasons only would be my guess.

October 10, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Otis,I think about 500 Eagles fans would die of absolute frustration if that happened. Ump-teen years with the Eagles and no Championship; 1 year with a 2-14 team and then the Lombardi. They would have to make a movie.

And I would be even more happy with the outcome. First Vermeil then Reid.

Iggles fans would be apopletic.

October 10, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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Ah now we know your a Mac guy.I somehow doubt any decision made in any NFL front office is for sentimental reasons, monetary reasons only would be my guess.

I'm a Chrome guy....when I click and am waiting I get a little blue circle rather than an hourglass. Too cheap and too poor to be a "Mac-guy"

True on "sentimental" as I can't think of a better word. One such decision might be the Jaguars bring in Tebow to shake things up, fill seats in from Rabid Gator fans into the stadium in Jacksonville.

October 10, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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And I would be even more happy with the outcome. First Vermeil then Reid. Iggles fans would be apopletic.

I'm cheering for Andy.

October 10, 2013  12:16 PM ET
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I'm a Chrome guy....when I click and am waiting I get a little blue circle rather than an hourglass. Too cheap and too poor to be a "Mac-guy" True on "sentimental" as I can't think of a better word. One such decision might be the Jaguars bring in Tebow to shake things up, fill seats in from Rabid Gator fans into the stadium in Jacksonville.

Tebow will only come back to the NFL under his terms. He is doing very well without football.

October 10, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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Tebow will only come back to the NFL under his terms. He is doing very well without football.

I think Mother has taken him under her wing and given him some of her best 'religion'.

October 10, 2013  12:52 PM ET
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Tebow will only come back to the NFL under his terms. He is doing very well without football.

Good for him. Not a huge fan but feel that a lot of physical talent walked off the field there. Would be nice to see him play successfully in the NFL; dont think it will happen

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October 10, 2013  04:10 PM ET

Chiefs would be perfect for him as he is a Chief all-time and the Chiefs are good this season. When the Falcons won their Playoff game last season believe it or not that was first time Tony was ever on a Playoff winning team. He has 1 win lifetime.

October 10, 2013  06:22 PM ET
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Chiefs would be perfect for him as he is a Chief all-time and the Chiefs are good this season. When the Falcons won their Playoff game last season believe it or not that was first time Tony was ever on a Playoff winning team. He has 1 win lifetime.

Obviously the Falcons have not thrown in the towel and Tony ain't going anywhere. At 1-4 they still have wild card hopes and if something happened to Brees and the Saints were to fall flat then the division could still be up for grabs.
Pretty sure no wild card team will be coming out of NFC East.

K.C. fans would love to have him back, but the coaching staff is all new along with the QB so who knows if they would be as open to messing with an undefeated team.

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October 10, 2013  06:50 PM ET
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don't fret..........tony always seemed to take the $$$ vs. taking a pay/cut to play on a contender.

I would take the money too. Who cares if you win a lousy playoff game.

October 10, 2013  07:03 PM ET
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don't fret..........tony always seemed to take the $$$ vs. taking a pay/cut to play on a contender.

Smart (but ringless) man.

 
October 11, 2013  06:20 PM ET

As a Cal fan I have rooted for Jason Kidd and Tony Gonzalez for years , both of whom played on the same Cal basketball team that took them to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Kidd finally got his NBA Championship ring. Poor Tony, it seems like he can't hitch a ride on a winning team. Both Kidd and Gonzalez will make it to their respective HOF's. If it was any other team besides the 49ers that Atlanta played in the Conference Championship last year, I would have been rooting for Tony. Even with Vernon Davis on the team I was hoping the 49ers would have tried to bring Tony on board.

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