With his first catch in the 2010 regular season, tight end Tony Gonzalez will become one of only seven NFL players to ever record 1,000 grabs in a career.
By the end of the year, he wants to surpass that accomplishment with a Super Bowl title.
Gonzalez was the featured guest on NFL Total Access Thursday night, boldly saying the 2010 Atlanta Falcons could be the best team he’s ever played with.http://video.atlantafalcons.com/video/270169/270169_2010-03-18-203902.flv
“I’m excited,” Gonzalez told Rich Eisen. “I’m always that way, anyway, but I really feel this could be the best team I’ve ever played for. Every position is covered, we just have to go out there and work for it.
“We have the horses to go out there and get the job done this year.”
The Falcons finished 9-7 in Gonzalez’s first year in Atlanta — his 13th in the NFL. The future Hall of Famer had 83 catches for 867 yards and six touchdowns. He’s the league’s all-time leader among tight ends in almost every statistical category but had a streak of 10-straight Pro Bowl appearances snapped after the 2009 season.
Gonzalez also talked about his new business venture — All-Pro Science — and what could happen in the NFL if a new collective bargaining agreement is not approved.
“If we can’t figure out something to make this thing happen — to get to the bottom of this and let it be fair for both sides — it would be shame,” he said.