October 15, 2007

Tony Gonzalez breaks tight end touchdown record.: Gonzalez caught number 63 on a three yard catch in the first quarter, and then caught 64 in the fourth on a 26-yard pass, both from QB Damon Huard.

posted by hawkguy to baseball at 09:14 AM - 14 comments

Tony G. broke Shannon Sharpe's record and the Chiefs handed Cincinnati their fourth loss in a row.

posted by hawkguy at 09:22 AM on October 15, 2007

Hat's off to T-Gonz. One of the finest Human Beings to ever suit up for the Chiefs. It's been a pleasure watching him. He'll have a spot on the Ring of Fame at Arrowhead, and hopefully in Canton as well.

posted by kcfan4life at 10:38 AM on October 15, 2007

I'm so pissed off that I didn't get him for my fantasy team. Dammit, it's hard to find good tight ends. And now he's having a record year, dammit.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:05 AM on October 15, 2007

Tony G is the epitome of the tight end. Charlie Sanders & John Mackey still have a place in my heart though.

posted by sterlingsilver at 11:50 AM on October 15, 2007

I'm glad I got Tony O'Gates for my fantasy team, (especially as he's the only guy who has done any scoring for me). Tony G : 164 games, 759 catches, 9150 yards, 64 touchdowns. Antonio G : 67 games, 308 catches, 3925 yards, 37 touchdowns. Will Toni G catch Tony G?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:31 PM on October 15, 2007

Dammit, it's hard to find good tight ends There's a joke there somewhere...

posted by SummersEve at 12:33 PM on October 15, 2007

Especially if you say it while holding a rubber fist.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:55 PM on October 15, 2007

No doubt if Gates continues his phenomenal play, he could catch Gonz. But then again, Gonz has only played 10 years, and is still quite healthy.

posted by kcfan4life at 02:01 PM on October 15, 2007

The thing i appreciate the most about Tony Gonzalez is how hard he has worked to turn into a complete tight end. Early on in his career in KC he had great hands, that much was clear, but was practically useless blocking. Rather than merely rest content to catch touchdowns, he has worked hard to vastly improved his blocking ability. He's not going to flatten anyone necessarily, but i appreciate his willingness to get better and do all he can to earn his pay. He's pretty sweet. I'm a fan.

posted by brainofdtrain at 03:06 PM on October 15, 2007

rcade, somehow I hit the baseball topic with this post. I'm sure it's because I'm an idiot. Can you label it properly for me please? Sorry.

posted by hawkguy at 05:23 PM on October 15, 2007

Been a cheifs fan for years, go Tony! That said, he will be finding a spot in the hall of fame. To bad he will need to go elsewhere to get a superbowl ring. Fan yes, but really Tony and Larry Jonhson are their only big stars on offense. Hurman is trying to get the Cheifs younger, but I can't see Tony G staying around long enough to get to a superbowl with them. Look for him to be their next big trade bait to get younger. Oh you put Brodie in there and he doesn't have the year he is having.

posted by robi8259 at 06:21 PM on October 15, 2007

TE's have never gotten the recognition that they deserve. They get smacked on just about every catch they make, and they have to block defensive ends. Everyone talks about the Manning-Harrison connection, but just watch how many times Peyton checks down to the TE on 3rd down. With all the weapons on their offense, the TE is almost always covered by a LB (mismatch anyone?). If the Chiefs or the Chargers had any decent receivers (Or a QB in the Chiefs case), these two guys would be putting up Jerry Rice type numbers.

posted by docshredder at 08:16 PM on October 15, 2007

Dammit, it's hard to find good tight ends There's a joke there somewhere... Check the thread on Morality and Soccer 2. I think there might be a somewhat circuitous reference to the tight end in there.

posted by Howard_T at 11:05 PM on October 15, 2007

Gonzalez is a Cal grad. But I don't hold that against him ;) Gates has a better TD/game, TD/catch ratio but (assuming Gates stays healthy) both ought to make the HoF. Tight end discrimination aside.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:36 PM on October 16, 2007

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