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Gonzalez seems to want out, but he knows he can’t ask for it

Gonzalez seems to want out, but he knows he can’t ask for it

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 29, 2013
Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez knows that the “trade me from a crappy team” cannon is something a player can fire only once in his future Hall of Fame career. And so he’s not asking to be traded from the unexpectedly crappy Falcons. But Gon…
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  • Explosive plays killing Falcons' defense

    Explosive plays killing Falcons' defense

    ESPN.com Oct 29, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Reflecting on the shameful statistic made William Moore shake his head in disgust. The Atlanta Falcons safety simply can’t comprehend why his defense has allowed 11 plays of 40-plus yards through the first seven games. Those plays…
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  • Coaches Heat Index – Hard to make a case for Falcons coach Mike…

    Coaches Heat Index – Hard to make a case for Falcons coach Mike Smith to retain his job

    yahoo.com Oct 29, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith inherited a franchise that lacked an identity after former quarterback Michael Vick’s legal troubles. The Falcons finished 4-12 in 2007 before Smith’s arrival. Most NFL observers believed Smith’s hardest job would be mak…
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  • Video - Why didn't Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen or Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez get traded? 02:47

    Why didn't Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen or Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez get traded?

    Oct 29
    The NFL trade deadline passed without any stars moving. Why did Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen stay put?
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Falcons 01:10

    NFL Nation Buzz: Falcons

    Oct 29
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure on Tony Gonzalez remaining in Atlanta and the teams' upcoming game against the Panthers.
  • Video - Gonzalez Isn't Seeking Trade 03:20

    Gonzalez Isn't Seeking Trade

    Oct 29
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure has the latest on TE Tony Gonzalez, who says he understands the trade rumors but isn't asking for a trade.

Sports Columnists

  • Big-name trade acquisitions failing to produce on new teams

    Oct 29
    Clayton's mailbag: Trades are an important part of the game, but far too often the expected impact is overrated.
  • Don Banks: At 4-4, Cowboys continuing reign of mediocrity never before see…

    Oct 29
    Of course they did. Of course the Dallas Cowboys blew a pair of 10-point fourth-quarter leads in excruciating fashion at Detroit on Sunday, losing 31-30 to the Lions to fall back to .500, reaching midseason at 4-4.
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Oct 29
    Andy Dalton has connected with second-year receiver Marvin Jones for six touchdowns in the past three games, including four in Sunday’s 49-9 blowout of the Jets. (David Kohl/AP) Add this to the list of things I never thought I’d see in 2013: Andy Dalton…