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Tribal Warfare
07-29-2008, 01:58 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/724392.html


Chiefs Camp Buzz: Tony Gonzalez talks retirement
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Gonzalez talks retirement

Tony Gonzalez said he was 95 percent certain he would play again next year for the Chiefs. The one thing that would probably drive him out after this season?

The Chiefs winning the Super Bowl. That indicates Gonzalez believes the Chiefs have a 5 percent chance of winning it this year. That might not sound high, but it’s probably higher than most people believe.

Gonzalez more likely will be around in 2009. If this season develops as the Chiefs hope, next year will look a lot more promising.

“There are going to be some growing pains,” he said. “There’s no doubt about that. But I think by the end of the year we’re going to have a really good football team, and we’re going to be that much better next year.”

Another reason for Gonzalez to stick around for 2009: He would have to return a rather hefty portion of the signing bonus from his most recent contract if he retires.

“I just signed my contract last year,” he said. “If I did retire, I’d probably have to do like Barry Sanders and give some money back. I don’t know if I want to do that. I’m not saying I wouldn’t.”

Camp’s best battle

Some of the most interesting of battles in the early days of camp feature a big, physical receiver in Dwayne Bowe against smaller rookie cornerback Brandon Flowers.

Flowers gives up to Bowe 5 inches and 34 pounds, but Flowers is feisty and doesn’t back down. He made a spectacular play early in practice when he timed his move perfectly to rip the ball from Bowe’s hands and prevent a completion.

But Bowe knows how to use such a physical advantage about as well as any receiver in the league. He came right back at Flowers on the very next play, sealing Flowers away from the ball with his bigger body and making the catch.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT...

THE OFFENSE
The starters failed to score a touchdown in the 2-minute drill when Jarrad Page broke up a pass for Jeff Webb in the end zone. … Kickers Connor Barth and Nick Novak each made their field-goal attempts from 39, 41 and 43 yards. Barth’s 39-yard kick just squeezed inside the left goal post. … Rookie free agent Dantrelle Savage is extremely quick to the hole. He broke a long run up the middle during the morning practice. Savage has no chance to make the team, though. He’s too much like another rookie, Jamaal Charles, who was drafted in the third round. … Gonzalez and Brian Waters were given the morning practice off.

THE DEFENSE
Donnie Edwards can still move, even at 35. Edwards sniffed out a swing pass to Kolby Smith and came a long way to tag Smith for a loss. … Linebacker Pat Thomas could be working his way into playing time. Thomas has received some work with the starting defense at middle linebacker. An undrafted rookie, LeRue Rumph, played in place of Derrick Johnson, who was mostly an observer because of leg cramps. … Nickel back Tyron Brackenridge put a hard tackle on receiver Sergiori Joachim, prompting some pushing and shoving between offensive and defensive players. Offensive players were most upset at safety Bernard Pollard, a skilled and consistent trash talker.

INJURY REPORT
Wide receiver Kevin Robinson (knee), defensive lineman Turk McBride (stomach ailment) and linebacker Derrick Johnson (leg cramps) did not work in either practice. Defensive end Tamba Hali (nose) did not practice in the afternoon. Offensive tackle Damion McIntosh (knee) and safety Jarrad Page (leg) left the afternoon practice early.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE
The Chiefs will have a special-teams practice in the morning and a regular practice in the afternoon.

DaneMcCloud
07-29-2008, 02:04 AM
If Teicher had his balls reattached by the best surgeons in the country, he'd still be looking for balls to stroke.

He sucks.

Thanks, Adam.

For nothing.

Nice "skillz". :LOL:

My 84 year-old grandmother who lives in O.P. laughs at your ****ing nonsense.

And she uses the words **** and ****ing for you far more than I do. Of course, it could be the J&B Scotch.


Nah....

Guru
07-29-2008, 02:07 AM
So there's a chance?

DaneMcCloud
07-29-2008, 02:14 AM
So there's a chance?

That Adam has his balls re-attached?

Nah.

He's gone down the road of sucking.

He lost his passion for writing.

Guru
07-29-2008, 02:28 AM
That Adam has his balls re-attached?

Nah.

He's gone down the road of sucking.

He lost his passion for writing.

ROFL:doh!:

ChiefGator
07-29-2008, 08:24 AM
Stupid title, Teicher.

Given what Tony said, I guess I hope he does get to retire after this year.. or more likely next year.

Tony plays for three more years, if we don't satisfy his Super Bowl wish first.

blueballs
07-29-2008, 08:35 AM
he's given up the basketball dream
and hopefully the acting dream
about time to start talking about coaching

blueballs
07-29-2008, 08:38 AM
it would be funny if now that carl
has given up his 19 years of 1 or 2 FAs away plan
he goes the opposite direction and wins it all

el borracho
07-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Looks like they ran out of time and just published the notes without ever writing the article.

PastorMikH
07-29-2008, 01:41 PM
Rather than a the 5% chance be based on winning the SB this year thenn retiring, I'd think that if the Chiefs suck really bad this year and it looks like there is absolutely no hope of a SB run in the next few years, TG might retire.


I doubt that happens though, I think Clark has a drive similar to what Lamar had in the 60s.

Chiefshrink
07-29-2008, 02:45 PM
Tony is already hinting of wanting to be traded. Count on it. Don't be surprised at the end of this season if Carl gets an additional 2nd or 3rd pick for 2009.

FAX
07-29-2008, 02:48 PM
Gimme a T!!!

FAX

QuikSsurfer
07-29-2008, 02:54 PM
Gimme a T!!!

FAX

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