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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   In another case of football being all about business, the Falcons cut Tony Gonzalez in order to save cap space   (atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com ) divider line
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2014-03-11 09:04:04 PM  
He already retired.  Why have him sit on the roster as dead weight?
 
2014-03-11 09:24:51 PM  
I think the headline is subtle trolling but I just don't know anymore
 
2014-03-11 09:35:08 PM  
How can you release a guy who is retired?

And DeCoud sucked, he got burnt more than charcoal briquets.
 
2014-03-11 09:41:43 PM  
FTA: "The team, in need of Tony Gonzalez' salary cap space, was also officially released."

I realize Tony Gonzalez might need a ton of $ to convince him to come back, but releasing the entire team is a little much, no?
 
2014-03-11 09:45:00 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: FTA: "The team, in need of Tony Gonzalez' salary cap space, was also officially released."

I realize Tony Gonzalez might need a ton of $ to convince him to come back, but releasing the entire team is a little much, no?


He'll do just fine without them, Lord of Grammar.
 
2014-03-11 09:49:02 PM  

felching pen: aintnuttintofarkwith: FTA: "The team, in need of Tony Gonzalez' salary cap space, was also officially released."

I realize Tony Gonzalez might need a ton of $ to convince him to come back, but releasing the entire team is a little much, no?

He'll do just fine without them, Lord of Grammar.


Someone on here dubbed me as "aintnuttinwithwhichtofark" a couple weeks ago.
 
2014-03-11 10:18:05 PM  
I hope he signs with KC. That would be cool. The guy can still play. The greatest TE ever.

FARK fantasy experts: What do you guys think about Julio Jones? I'm in a 16 team two keeper league, and I will probably keep him.
 
2014-03-11 10:33:22 PM  
Move along. Nothing to see here.
 
2014-03-11 10:36:43 PM  
Huh.
 
2014-03-11 10:56:49 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: felching pen: aintnuttintofarkwith: FTA: "The team, in need of Tony Gonzalez' salary cap space, was also officially released."

I realize Tony Gonzalez might need a ton of $ to convince him to come back, but releasing the entire team is a little much, no?

He'll do just fine without them, Lord of Grammar.

Someone on here dubbed me as "aintnuttinwithwhichtofark" a couple weeks ago.


Whatever, I thought you were funny.
 
2014-03-11 11:02:38 PM  
He hasn't turned the retirement papers in, and he's changed his mind before.

I mean, he seemed pretty sincere this time, but who knows. He was due a roster bonus in a few days, so they had to do it.
 
2014-03-12 12:12:13 AM  
Just retire. You won't know your name in 10-15 years anyway.
 
2014-03-12 12:22:32 AM  

JohnnyBravo: Just retire. You won't know your name in 10-15 years anyway.


winner
 
2014-03-12 12:25:06 AM  

Mark Ratner: I hope he signs with KC. That would be cool. The guy can still play. The greatest TE ever.

FARK fantasy experts: What do you guys think about Julio Jones? I'm in a 16 team two keeper league, and I will probably keep him.


Fark him. His injury (along with three others, but I blame him the most) put me in last place this year. Let some other jackhole deal with that.
 
2014-03-12 12:37:13 AM  

Jakesta: What do you guys think about Julio Jones? I'm in a 16 team two keeper league, and I will probably keep him.

Fark him. His injury (along with three others, but I blame him the most) put me in last place this year. Let some other jackhole deal with that.


Heh, you've managed to summarize the mindset of most NFL team owners in three sentences. Well done.
 
2014-03-12 12:39:28 AM  

JohnnyBravo: Just retire. You won't know your name in 10-15 years anyway.


Yeah, whatever.
 
2014-03-12 12:41:09 AM  

Jakesta: Mark Ratner: I hope he signs with KC. That would be cool. The guy can still play. The greatest TE ever.

FARK fantasy experts: What do you guys think about Julio Jones? I'm in a 16 team two keeper league, and I will probably keep him.

Fark him. His injury (along with three others, but I blame him the most) put me in last place this year. Let some other jackhole deal with that.


Yeah, he was really undermining the Falcons entire lack of defensive effort.
 
2014-03-12 12:42:33 AM  

The Smails Kid: Jakesta: What do you guys think about Julio Jones? I'm in a 16 team two keeper league, and I will probably keep him.

Fark him. His injury (along with three others, but I blame him the most) put me in last place this year. Let some other jackhole deal with that.

Heh, you've managed to summarize the mindset of most NFL team owners in three sentences. Well done.


Thanks!
 
2014-03-12 05:12:40 AM  

Mark Ratner: I hope he signs with KC. That would be cool. The guy can still play. The greatest TE ever.

FARK fantasy experts: What do you guys think about Julio Jones? I'm in a 16 team two keeper league, and I will probably keep him.


Even just a one day to retire as a Chief. I wish he had pushed to get traded to them before the deadline. It seemed like he waited until the last minute to even say he was open to being traded.
 
2014-03-12 09:40:10 AM  
Since he's been released he could go play somewhere else with no restrictions (IIRC) once he clears waivers.  He wanted to go to Seattle last year.  Signing a 1 year deal for vet minimum with a contender is a possibility.
 
2014-03-12 09:44:30 AM  
Huh.  I figured they would have fixed that problem after the Brett Favre thing.  I would have thought that retired players would now be automatically dropped from salary cap considerations but still "under contract" if they wanted to come back and play
 
2014-03-12 09:51:15 AM  

DerpHerder: Even just a one day to retire as a Chief. I wish he had pushed to get traded to them before the deadline. It seemed like he waited until the last minute to even say he was open to being traded.


The team should've traded him for another draft pick, by the time the trade deadline hit they were already out of any playoff run.  Should've traded him back to the Chiefs where he could've had one more shot at a ring...could've been a positive for both sides.

Pretty much all the analysts on the NFL Network agree...they discussed it on many occasions.
 
2014-03-12 10:06:08 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Yeah, he was really undermining the Falcons entire lack of defensive effort.


Once the team got to the point of no return there was no incentive to win...you'd just move further down the draft order.

When they threw the last game against the Panthers it was laughable.  How many critical 3rd down passes can White drop that were right in his hands?  And then the so-called "bad snap" to end the game?  They didn't even make it look good.

Deion Sanders was all over that.  He talked a great deal about how the players pretty much quit trying after the season is a wash...especially any players that are retiring.  And when another analyst talked about what the Falcons needed to do to win that game against the Panthers, Sanders laughed and said "Why would they want to win?  What would they get except a lower draft pick?  They'd be crazy to win this game!"
 
2014-03-12 10:54:37 AM  

ristst: Harry_Seldon: Yeah, he was really undermining the Falcons entire lack of defensive effort.

Once the team got to the point of no return there was no incentive to win...you'd just move further down the draft order.

When they threw the last game against the Panthers it was laughable.  How many critical 3rd down passes can White drop that were right in his hands?  And then the so-called "bad snap" to end the game?  They didn't even make it look good.

Deion Sanders was all over that.  He talked a great deal about how the players pretty much quit trying after the season is a wash...especially any players that are retiring.  And when another analyst talked about what the Falcons needed to do to win that game against the Panthers, Sanders laughed and said "Why would they want to win?  What would they get except a lower draft pick?  They'd be crazy to win this game!"


For the players, once they have no shot at the playoffs, they're thinking about 2 things really: their next contract and not getting hurt.  Draft picks do nothing for the guys on the field.  A guy in a contract year still wants to look good, and everyone else just wants to stay healthy.
 
2014-03-12 11:58:58 AM  

ristst: DerpHerder: Even just a one day to retire as a Chief. I wish he had pushed to get traded to them before the deadline. It seemed like he waited until the last minute to even say he was open to being traded.

The team should've traded him for another draft pick, by the time the trade deadline hit they were already out of any playoff run.  Should've traded him back to the Chiefs where he could've had one more shot at a ring...could've been a positive for both sides.

Pretty much all the analysts on the NFL Network agree...they discussed it on many occasions.


There was not a lot of interest in trading for him, taking on his salary, and knowing he's probably gone.

The offers they got were 3rd-4th round conditional picks at best and rumors were the falcons wanted number 2.
 
2014-03-12 02:03:54 PM  

steamingpile: The offers they got were 3rd-4th round conditional picks at best and rumors were the falcons wanted number 2.


Oh well...3rd-4th conditional picks would've been better than nothing....which is what the Falcons ended up with.  I do recall the NFL Network analysts expressing some dismay over this, there was a fair amount of discussion related to a potential Gonzalez trade.
 
2014-03-12 02:43:39 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: felching pen: aintnuttintofarkwith: FTA: "The team, in need of Tony Gonzalez' salary cap space, was also officially released."

I realize Tony Gonzalez might need a ton of $ to convince him to come back, but releasing the entire team is a little much, no?

He'll do just fine without them, Lord of Grammar.

Someone on here dubbed me as "aintnuttinwithwhichtofark" a couple weeks ago.


That was me. I mean, that was I. Him what was it were me.

I don't remember why, though. I think you said something about ending sentences with prepositions, which I enjoyed the irony of.
 
2014-03-12 03:18:41 PM  
Super Chronic:

Someone on here dubbed me as "aintnuttinwithwhichtofark" a couple weeks ago.

That was me. I mean, that was I. Him what was it were me. Him was I.

I don't remember why, though. I think you said something about ending sentences with prepositions, which I enjoyed the irony of. of which I enjoyed the irony.


FTFY :)
 
2014-03-12 04:25:21 PM  
Jason Campbell out of Cleveland too.  Everything's coming up Hoyer!
 
2014-03-12 05:35:40 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: Super Chronic:

Someone on here dubbed me as "aintnuttinwithwhichtofark" a couple weeks ago.

That was me. I mean, that was I. Him what was it were me. Him was I.

I don't remember why, though. I think you said something about ending sentences with prepositions, which I enjoyed the irony of. of which I enjoyed the irony.

FTFY :)


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2014-03-12 08:29:58 PM  

ristst: steamingpile: The offers they got were 3rd-4th round conditional picks at best and rumors were the falcons wanted number 2.

Oh well...3rd-4th conditional picks would've been better than nothing....which is what the Falcons ended up with.  I do recall the NFL Network analysts expressing some dismay over this, there was a fair amount of discussion related to a potential Gonzalez trade.


Well conditional in that he had to play in a certain amount of plays, if not then it was a lower pick. 5th-6th round picks usually just end up filling a roster spot.
 
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