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The Falcoholic Mar 5, 2014
Fact: Tony Gonzalez doesn't shave, he just instructs his facial hair not to grow Tony Gonzalez's impact is just so lasting that we can't stop talking about him. Rats! But heading into free agency next week, the topic du jour isn't good news. For whatever reason, Gonzo still hasn't filed his retirement paperwork with the player's association. As a result, the Falcons will shortly be on the hook for a $3 million roster bonus he's due this month. Mind you, Gonzo's total cap hit in 2014 would be $7 million. The Falcons would like to have that cap space. If he gets the roster bonus and then...
The Falcoholic Feb 26, 2014
Fact: Dennis Pitta can build a snowman out of rain Moving on from Tony Gonzalez won't be easy. You all know that. It's not just that he's a Hall of Famer, because in reality, it's so much more than that. Matt Ryan has depended heavily on Gonzalez. Consider that Gonzalez was targeted 605 times between 2009-2013. Ryan accounts for almost all of those targets (remember he missed 2 games in 2009). One wonders how Ryan, and by association the Falcons, will cope in 2014. They must figure out a way to distribute those targets. While Levine Toilolo is an interesting prospect, it's not like he can...
Denver Post Feb 24, 2014
The question is out there: Will Tony Gonzalez find as much success in the broadcasting studio as he did on the football field?
Rotoworld Feb 21, 2014
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff answered No when asked at the Combine if he'll recruit Tony Gonzalez to come out of retirement.
Behind the Steel Curtain Feb 19, 2014
In a surprising move, CBS parted ways with two Hall-of-Famers while adding recent retiree Gonzalez. Bill Cowher will mentor another rookie this NFL season. He will also bid adieu to two contemporaries that helped him break into the business. CBS announced this week that they are parting ways with former 'The NFL Today' co-anchors Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe. They are bringing in former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez and may possibly add former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott to join Cowher, host James Brown and former quarterback Boomer Esiason. CBS Sports executive Sean McManus hopes...
FFToolbox.com Feb 18, 2014
Although Tony Gonzalez previously said he is retired, he left the door open a smidgen by saying that he could possibly return late in the 2014 season if the Falcons were a championship-contending team. That door was shut and locked today. Gonzalez has signed on to be part of CBS' "The NFL Today" Sunday morning pregame show. He and Boomer Esiason will replace Shannon Sharpe and Dan Marino. As such, Gonzalez told SportsBusiness Daily that he won't be back as a player. FANTASY ANALYSIS: CBS probably took measures to make sure that if Gonzalez joined its team, he would be contractually unable to...
Topeka Capital-Journal Feb 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Goodbye, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe. Hello, Tony Gonzalez. Marino and Sharpe will not return to their analyst roles on CBS’ “The NFL Today” pregame show. Gonzalez, the recently retired star tight end, will now prep for a turn on the network’s pro football coverage. CBS sports chairman Sean McManus said the move to part ways with Marino and Sharpe “was really kind of a mutual decision” and “has nothing to do with any dissatisfaction in the ratings.” McManus said he has no single metric by which he measures the success of the pregame show. read more
Dawgs By Nature Feb 18, 2014
The landscape of The NFL Today pre-game show on CBS has changed. Starting next season, former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez will join The NFL Today. Instead of taking the spot of just one person, he's replacing two people. The network announced that Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will no longer be part of the panel next season. Marino had been part of the panel since 2002, while Sharpe had been there since 2004. To paint a clearer picture, in 2014, The NFL Today on CBS will consist of the following people: James Brown (2006) Bill Cowher (2007) Boomer...
Cincy Jungle Feb 18, 2014
Tony Gonzalez has been hired by CBS as an NFL Today studio analyst. He is also replacing Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe, who will no longer be part of the channel's pre-game, halftime and post-game shows. Tony Gonzalez enjoyed a Hall of Fame career with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons over the course of his 17-year NFL career. Now, he's joining a new team, only this one keeps him close to football but away fro the playing field as he retires from the game. Today, CBS announced that Gonzalez is joining its NFL Today pre-game show as a studio analyst working alongside James...
Red Zone | Kansas City Star Feb 18, 2014
It sure didn't take long for recently-retired former Chiefs star Tony Gonzalez to find his next gig. CBS announced Tuesday that Gonzalez will be joining the network as an analyst on its NFL pre-game show, The NFL Today.
Audibles | SI.com Feb 18, 2014
SOCHI, Russia – One of the most challenging things for former athletes transitioning to sports broadcasting is to fully excise themselves from their former teammates and coaches. But Tony Gonzalez, who was officially announced by CBS Sports on Tuesday as an analyst for The NFL Today pregame show, Showtime’s Inside The NFL and the CBS Sports […]
Pats Pulpit Feb 18, 2014
So much for that pipe dream. I thought it was possible. Tony Gonzalez would bypass the off-season workouts and sign with the Patriots as a contributing tight end in the hopes of getting that elusive Super Bowl ring. So long, happy thought. Former Chiefs and Falcons tight end and eventual first ballot hall of famer and greatest tight end of all time Ton Gonzalez has signed on to be a part of the CBS pregame show. He will be featured alongside James Brown, Boomer Esiason, and Bill Cowher. Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe are no longer with the program. Gonzalez is going to be great on the show...
The Falcoholic Feb 18, 2014
The future Hall of Fame tight end is landing a broadcasting gig in a hurry. Tony Gonzalez is a charismatic, well-spoken dude, so it seemed inevitable he would be heading to the studio after concluding his Hall of Fame career. That said, this is even faster than I anticipated. From CBS Sports' press release regarding the hire: Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez joins CBS Sports as an analyst for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and will contribute across multiple CBS platforms including INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME and...
FFToday Feb 18, 2014
Former TE will replace Shannon Sharpe and Dan Marino The retiring Tony Gonzalez, who left open the possibility of playing again in a recent ESPN The Magazine story, closed the door on such talk by joining CBS Sports as an NFL analyst, the network announced Tuesday. The future Hall of Fame tight end will be part of CBS' pregame show, "The NFL Today," and will contribute across multiple CBS platforms including "Inside the NFL" on Showtime and CBS Sports' Sunday pregame show, "That Other Pregame Show." (ESPN) FF Today's Take: Gonzalez will be replacing Shannon Sharpe and Dan...
Kansas City Star Feb 14, 2014
The Chiefs recently re-signed tight end Richard Gordon to a one-year deal with a base salary worth $645,0000, according to NFL Players' Association records.