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(Sporting News)   Favrelanta Favrelcons TE Favrey Favrezalez, who announced his retirement after playoff loss, likely to return to Favrelcons, provided then pay him $7M and promise he won't have to attend training camp. Favre   (aol.sportingnews.com) divider line 36
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2013-03-10 04:25:37 PM  
This is an awesomely stupid headline.

Thanks subby, seriously. You made me laugh.
 
2013-03-10 07:59:27 PM  
I see what you did there, from favre away.
 
2013-03-10 08:01:10 PM  
Except that Tony is an awesome dude, has only changed his mind once so far, and didn't do it as a ploy to bail on a contract and become a free agent to hand-pick which team he'll play for.
 
2013-03-10 08:06:57 PM  
How's his penis?
 
2013-03-10 08:07:13 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Except that Tony is an awesome dude, has only changed his mind once so far, and didn't do it as a ploy to bail on a contract and become a free agent to hand-pick which team he'll play for.


Except Brett actually won a few playoff games.
 
2013-03-10 08:07:36 PM  
Did he technically ever "announce his retirement?"
 
2013-03-10 08:08:14 PM  
Also, Atlanta does NOT have a better option behind him, unlike, let's say, Favre in GB.
 
2013-03-10 08:16:15 PM  
Why should he retire? He had an All-Pro caliber year for a team that will be considered a Super Bowl contender this year.

Because he said he was going to? He changed his mind, and you can't blame him under these conditions. I don't think this rises to the level of Farve.
 
2013-03-10 08:50:05 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Except that Tony is an awesome dude, has only changed his mind once so far, and didn't do it as a ploy to bail on a contract and become a free agent to hand-pick which team he'll play for.


And is only coming back to try one last time to get his SB, let's face it the team is only a running game away from winning it. If they had any running game they would have easily won their last two games instead of hanging on to one and pissing the other away.
 
2013-03-10 08:54:33 PM  

puffy999: Did he technically ever "announce his retirement?"


No. He said he was 95% sure he was done during the season, but hasn't said anything since the playoffs ended. Headline is obviously stupid and inaccurate.

If anything, this parallels more along the lines of Strahan who wanted a pay raise to come back for what was his last year and didn't want to do training camp. And since Gonzalez keeps himself in superb shape and has great rapport with Matt Ryan, there's really no reason for him to show up for camp. Get him a few series during preseason and he'll be good to go.
 
2013-03-10 09:01:19 PM  

puffy999: Did he technically ever "announce his retirement?"


I don't think he's filed the paperwork with the NFL yet, where as Favre had formally announced his retirement in March (and filed the paperwork, I believe), and then changed his mind in July, after the Packers had made draft choices with the assumption he wouldn't be back - reportedly Thompson and McCarthy had both contacted him between his announcement and the draft to verify he was still out.

/ Fun Favre Fact that I didn't know - when the Packers got him in trade from the Falcons, his physical showed he had Avascular necrosis of the hip, which is what ended Bo Jackson's career. Ron Wolf overruled the doctors and allowed the trade to go through.
 
2013-03-10 09:12:03 PM  
steamingpile:

And is only coming back to try one last time to get his SB, let's face it the team is only a running game away from winning it. If they had any running game they would have easily won their last two games instead of hanging on to one and pissing the other away.

In this millennium the Falcons are 3 and 6 in the playoffs. ll three wins in different years.   In what world is that just a running game away from the Falcons first Superbowl win?
 
2013-03-10 09:18:03 PM  
Ughhhhhhh...please retire, Tony.  That was such good news for my guys when it sounded like you were gone.
 
2013-03-10 09:28:12 PM  

mikaloyd: steamingpile:

And is only coming back to try one last time to get his SB, let's face it the team is only a running game away from winning it. If they had any running game they would have easily won their last two games instead of hanging on to one and pissing the other away.

In this millennium the Falcons are 3 and 6 in the playoffs. ll three wins in different years.   In what world is that just a running game away from the Falcons first Superbowl win?


He meant to say they are a running game, a credible pass rush, and another linebackers away.
 
2013-03-10 09:54:12 PM  

steamingpile: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Except that Tony is an awesome dude, has only changed his mind once so far, and didn't do it as a ploy to bail on a contract and become a free agent to hand-pick which team he'll play for.

And is only coming back to try one last time to get his SB, let's face it the team is only a running game decent secondary away from winning it. If they had any running game decent corners and safeties who could tackle a TE without bouncing off of them they would have easily won their last two games instead of hanging on to one and pissing the other away.


/FTFY
//they need O-line help too, but then again so does everybody else
///oh look, Vernon Davis just shrugged off 3 more Falcons cornerbacks
 
2013-03-10 10:07:52 PM  

monty666: This is an awesomely stupid headline.

Thanks subby, seriously. You made me laugh.


Seriously, that was Wal-Mart level stupidity.  Tony is one of the classiest players in the league and has never been a contract whore.
 
2013-03-10 10:20:12 PM  
Sure, the Falcons need a running game.  Of course, that is assuming a pass rusher, outside linebacker, and credible secondary help are parts of the running game.
 
2013-03-10 10:23:03 PM  
As a Chiefs fan who remains one of Gonzalez's biggest fans, I'll be a little disappointed if he does come back.  I know he hasn't made his retirement official, but he did nothing to dissuade everyone from thinking his retirement was a sure thing.  I know, people change their minds all the time, and I agree that his situation has very few similarities with Favre's, but I'd still be a little disappointed nonetheless.  It was nice to see him go out on a relatively high note, so I'd hate to see any chance of his ruining that.
 
2013-03-10 11:03:17 PM  
That is one of the most ridiculous headlines I've ever seen here.

+1
 
2013-03-10 11:05:52 PM  
I hope they get him back and get Steven Jackson.
 
2013-03-10 11:08:46 PM  
Who subby? Ohhhh, you mean FutureHallOfFamerTony Gonzales. I didn't realize he went by his nickname "Tony."

/Funny headline, though it took me a few seconds to parse through it properly
 
2013-03-10 11:33:48 PM  
Look at it this way. He may actually get the attention he deserves in his retirement year this time around instead of the media being fixated on Stabby the Linebacker.
 
2013-03-10 11:42:36 PM  
Funny thing is, Favre actually started his career in Atlanta. Glanville hated him and put him in positions to fail, which he did. Next year, he was in Green Bay.
 
2013-03-10 11:58:40 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Funny thing is, Favre actually started his career in Atlanta. Glanville hated him and put him in positions to fail, which he did. Next year, he was in Green Bay.


Glanville didn't like him, but Favre really didn't fit in with that Falcons team.  He's said that several times.

/with the very next pick, the Jets took....Browning Nagle
 
2013-03-11 12:40:18 AM  

mikaloyd: In this millennium the Falcons are 3 and 6 in the playoffs. ll three wins in different years.   In what world is that just a running game away from the Falcons first Superbowl win?


One in which they have PSLs to sell. Fans in Atlanta are very fickle. If they have a couple of bad seasons before the new stadium is built, they're going to have a very difficult time getting people to buy tickets at the current prices, and an almost impossible time at the inflated new stadium prices with PSLs on top. Now, they might pull a Florida Marlins after they get everything sold but for now they have to do whatever it takes to keep the wins coming. Of course, motivation doesn't always end in desired results so time will tell.
 
2013-03-11 01:53:28 AM  
I think it'd be hilarious if the Falcons sign Steven Jackson and win a title with a tandem of Beavers in the backfield.
 
2013-03-11 02:19:14 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Funny thing is, Favre actually started his career in Atlanta. Glanville hated him and put him in positions to fail, which he did. Next year, he was in Green Bay.


I thought Holmgrin took Favre with him because he knew he was undervalued?
 
2013-03-11 06:40:39 AM  

bulldg4life: Sure, the Falcons need a running game.  Of course, that is assuming a pass rusher, outside linebacker, and credible secondary help are parts of the running game.


Apparently a new stadium is also part of the running game.
 
2013-03-11 07:54:54 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: mikaloyd: steamingpile:

And is only coming back to try one last time to get his SB, let's face it the team is only a running game away from winning it. If they had any running game they would have easily won their last two games instead of hanging on to one and pissing the other away.

In this millennium the Falcons are 3 and 6 in the playoffs. ll three wins in different years.   In what world is that just a running game away from the Falcons first Superbowl win?

He meant to say they are a running game, a credible pass rush, and another linebackers away.


They had none of that and were up huge in those games, sure all of those would have been nice but if they had any kind of a running game to kill the clock they would be SB champs. Instead we have a worn out Turner who can't even rush for 3YPC any longer.
 
2013-03-11 08:04:21 AM  

EngineerAU: mikaloyd: In this millennium the Falcons are 3 and 6 in the playoffs. ll three wins in different years.   In what world is that just a running game away from the Falcons first Superbowl win?

One in which they have PSLs to sell. Fans in Atlanta are very fickle. If they have a couple of bad seasons before the new stadium is built, they're going to have a very difficult time getting people to buy tickets at the current prices, and an almost impossible time at the inflated new stadium prices with PSLs on top. Now, they might pull a Florida Marlins after they get everything sold but for now they have to do whatever it takes to keep the wins coming. Of course, motivation doesn't always end in desired results so time will tell.


I knew there was a reason I keep mika blocked, if they had any kind of a running game those games were over, instead you have used up backs on the 49ers out rushing the entire team. Also the falcons had 3WRs who had games as good and better than Vernon in that game so its not that big of a deal.

Plenty of teams have won SBs without a pass rush, its a luxury, not a necessity. But a running game is necessary after building a big lead in Mike Smith's system.
 
2013-03-11 08:14:52 AM  

steamingpile: They had none of that and were up huge in those games, sure all of those would have been nice but if they had any kind of a running game to kill the clock they would be SB champs. Instead we have a worn out Turner who can't even rush for 3YPC any longer.


And Jacquizz Rogers was just chopped liver? They cleaned up against a compromised division as well as a bad year for the NFC East, and the officially god awful AFC West.
 
2013-03-11 09:50:32 AM  
Sure, don't go out on what would be the top for you. Enjoy getting destroyed next year, not winning your division and getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs if you make it there.

/football gods don't like it when you fake retirement to cash in on the karma
 
2013-03-11 12:55:49 PM  
This is my headline of the year already. I hate Favre and the Falcons, this headline has it all.
 
2013-03-11 02:52:54 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Except that Tony is an awesome dude, has only changed his mind once so far, and didn't do it as a ploy to bail on a contract and become a free agent to hand-pick which team he'll play for.


js34603: Why should he retire? He had an All-Pro caliber year for a team that will be considered a Super Bowl contender this year.

Because he said he was going to? He changed his mind, and you can't blame him under these conditions. I don't think this rises to the level of Farve.


It would be a different story if he were to go to another team.  But from what I gather, it's the Falcons or no one.  And the team is begging him to stay.  The team loves him, the fans love him.  Why not give it another whirl?
 
2013-03-11 07:49:28 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: steamingpile: They had none of that and were up huge in those games, sure all of those would have been nice but if they had any kind of a running game to kill the clock they would be SB champs. Instead we have a worn out Turner who can't even rush for 3YPC any longer.

And Jacquizz Rogers was just chopped liver? They cleaned up against a compromised division as well as a bad year for the NFC East, and the officially god awful AFC West.


Yes, he is, sorry when you gain only 30 yards Im not impressed, sure he can catch the ball out of the backfield and run with it but hes not capable of moving the line like Turner used to do a few years ago, that kind of shiat hurts the D-line a lot more than people give credit. Hes a compliment back at best but he does not have the legs to move a pile, thats why they are trying to get jackson, even at his age he still gets more than either one could.
 
2013-03-12 01:00:04 AM  

stephaniew: This is my headline of the year already. I hate Favre and the Falcons, this headline has it all.



*SQUEEEEEEEEEE*

/favremitter
//favre
 
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