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Old 10-28-2013, 12:00 PM  
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Gonzalez needs to come home

Im all for it. yes, we need a WR as well, but this is a TE driven offense, and Alex is better with a TE, especailly one who can help with the oLINE. Obviously a WR wouldnt be nearly as impactful with AS at the helm.

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The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns 23-17 on Sunday. The Chiefs didnít play especially well, but were still able to hold off a mediocre team, lead by a below average QB and win by six points in Arrowhead. It was a ďmehĒ performance against a ďmehĒ team. While every win counts the same in the win column, this game did nothing to silence the doubters out there that think the Chiefsí undefeated record is more the product of an easy schedule than an elite team.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons dropped to an incredibly disappointing 2-5 on the season. This is a team that was the #1 seed in the NFC last season. This team was one win away from playing in a Super Bowl. They were so close last season, that despite his intent to retire, Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez was talked into coming back for one more chance at a Super Bowl. Now their season appears to be over.

Tuesday is the NFL trade deadline.

Do I need to connect the dots any more than that?

There is simply NO good reason for this trade not to happen. Hereís why:

1. The Chiefs Need Gonzalez

The Chiefs offense isnít bad, itís average. They are 16th in the NFL in yards per game and 13th in the NFL in points per game. For all the grief that the offense has taken youíd think they were at the bottom of the league. If they are average without Gonzalez, he could be the piece that putís them over the top. Alex Smith loves to throw safe passes to the TE. Vernon Davis was his run away favorite target in San Francisco. Andy Reidís West Coast Offense features the TE, thatís why they signed Anthony Fasano and spent a high draft pick on Travis Kelce. With Kelce injured, they could easily fit Gonzalez into the TE rotation. While Fasano is a nice safety valve and Sean McGrath has been a solid find, neither of them are players that defenses have to game plan for. Gonzalez would take some attention away from Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe and allow them more freedom to make plays.

2. The Falcons Donít Have Anything To Gain From Keeping Gonzalez

The Falcons are done. Some will say they still have nine games to go and anything can happen, but if you look at their remaining schedule there are just too many tough games remaining. The Falcons still have to play Carolina twice, the Seahawks, the Saints, the Packers, and the 49ers. Thatís six challenging games remaining for a team with a bad defense, bad offensive line, and injured skill position players. Even if they split those six games (unlikely), just those three loses would give them eight on the season. 8-8 isnít making the playoffs in the NFC. Gonzalez isnít coming back for another season. Of course the Falcons have said they arenít trading Gonzalez. Of course Gonzalez has said he doesnít want to go anywhere. What else are they going to say? Atlanta actually has an intriguing rookie TE that they could give extended playing time with Gonzalez gone in Levine Toilolo. The 6í8″ 265 lbs rookie from Stanford already has 2 TDs in limited playing time this season. They also have another pass catching option at TE in former Mizzou TE Chase Coffman. At this point, the Falcons are playing for next year and Gonzalez will not be there next year. The players that would get playing time in his absence will be. So will the player that they would draft with the pick they acquire for Gonzalez.

3. The Price Tag For Gonzalez Will Not Be Too High

I understand that KC shouldnít sell the farm to get a 37 year old TE for 8 games. Atlanta knows that. They arenít going to ask for a 3rd rounder for a player that is retiring from the NFL in 8 games. I truly believe that Gonzalez could be had for a 6th round draft pick, 5th rounder tops. The Chiefs drafted a FB that didnít even make the roster in the 6th round this year. Late round draft picks are crap shoots. Gonzalez is a proven commodity.

4. Salary Cap Space Can Be Found

Iíve heard a lot of people say this trade canít happen because KC doesnít have the cap space. Iíll admit that Iím not an expert ďcapoligistĒ, but it seems to me this could be resolved by cutting ties with Dunta Robinson. I like Dunta. He seems to have a good attitude and work ethic, but with the rise of Marcus Cooper I donít see anyway they keep Robinson and his salary around next season. I know it will cost KC some dead money, but if heís going to be gone next season anyway, Iíd rather have 8 games of Tony Gonzalez than 8 games of Dunta Robinson cheering on Marcus Cooper from the sidelines.

5. The Timing Is Right

The Chiefs head to Buffalo next week and could work in a handful of plays to get Gonzalez a little action while Fasano and McGrath continue to get most of the snaps. Then KC has their bye week which is the absolute PERFECT time to get Gonzalez up to speed. Gonzalez has been around for SO long that I guarantee there isnít anything in Reidís playbook that he hasnít seen before. He just needs to get on the same page with the terminology. After the bye week the Chiefs have their biggest game of the year to that point when they go to Denver. How perfect would it be for Denver to have to game plan for Gonzalez when they havenít had a chance to see how KC is going to use him yet? Denverís defense has struggled already and having to defend Charles, Bowe, and Gonzalez should give them fits.

6. Seasons Like This Donít Come Along Very Often

As much as we all like to think that this season is just the beginning of many winning years in the Andy Reid / John Dorsey era, there simply arenít any guarantees that the Chiefs will be in this good of position again. The Chiefs are on pace for the #1 seed and homefield advantage in the playoffs. Easy schedule or not, the Chiefs need to do EVERYTHING in their power to capitalize on this opportunity. KC has found ways to win and that is commendable, but they must continue to find ways to improve if they want to win a Super Bowl. Gonzalez makes them better. No 8-0 team should be focused solely on the future. An 8-0 team should be focused on trying to win it all.

7. Itís Just Too Poetic To Pass Up

Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end to ever play the game. He spent the bulk of his career in Kansas City. There are still hundreds of 88 jerseys at Arrowhead every Sunday. Yes, he decided he didnít want to deal with Scott Pioli and Todd Haley. Based on what we now know, can you blame him for wanting to go to a contender instead of dealing with those two? I know some KC fans are still holding a grudge, but I have a hard time believing that if 88 came running out of the tunnel back in KC red and gold that there would be a single fan in Arrowhead that wouldnít go nuts. Anyone want to actually say that if Tony Gonzalez was dunking that ball over the goalpost after a TD against the Broncos, you would say ďI still donít forgive him for leaving!Ē This is the ultimate hollywood ending. Gonzalez returning to the team he played with for years to make one last Super Bowl run, what could be better than that?

Pick up the phone John Dorsey. Get this done. There just is no reason for it not to. KC players have actually gone on record saying that theyíd love to have him back. This is a special team having a special season and bringing in Tony Gonzalez could be the thing that puts this team over the top. Donít let this opportunity pass you by Mr. Dorsey.

Bring Tony G Back Home To KC Where He Belongs!

As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Would be a great move for the Chiefs...I doubt it happens.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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I think the smart move would be to pass.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Having Tony G, Fasano, and The Beard for TE's would be fantastic.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Having Tony G, Fasano, and The Beard for TE's would be fantastic.
I think so too. A TE with AS what THIS team needs. Gordon would be nice, but Smith cant get the ball to him. A TE who can block on the Oline, and it being the best that ever played? Im all for this.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
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There really is no reason not to do this. 6th rounder? Hell yeah. Love him or hate him, Gonzalez is still elite at his position and Alex Smith's play hinges on the efficiency of the tight end position. Gonzalez, Fasano and McGrath would be pretty sweet.

Guarantee you if Gonzalez was here that Bowe would be having more success as well because they couldn't double him every down.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #9
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I could go for it if it were a contingent 6th that only kicked in if the Chiefs make it to the Superbowl, but even then I'd worry a little bit about how it would impact the locker room.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #10
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This issue's been thoroughly debated. I agree with the OP. The only thing that's changed since the discussion began is that now it's painfully obvious that Atlanta's done. Had they won Sunday and been convincing against TB, I would have thought ATL might be buyers and go in on Gordon or someone like that.

But they're 2-5. They're the 3rd best team in their division. There's no way they catch SF/SEA (whoever loses that division) for the Wild Card, and I doubt they can catch the Lions, Bears, Cardinals (head-to-head down), and Panthers for the other spot.

From our perspective, it now makes more sense because the argument that the offense is "gelling" or coming together can be thoroughly defeated by yesterday's result. The offense doesn't need more time. It needs more weapons. And getting Gonzalez is a win-now move that doesn't do much of anything to impact your win-later goals, assuming you give up nothing higher than a 5th.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
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I've thought this was a pipe dream all along, but I'm coming around to the idea that this needs to happen, assuming the price isn't too high.

I doubt it comes to fruition though.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:29 PM   #13
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Yeah it's probably still a long shot. But it's certainly not as laughable as some have made it out to be.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #14
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #15
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6th Round, 5th if the Chiefs make it to the Superbowl.
Yep, that would be fair,.
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