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Brandon Flowers on Tony Gonzalez: “I’d love to have him back here”


Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

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–Let’s talk about special teams, and specifically, kickers. In many NFL cities special teams is an overlooked part of the game, but not in Kansas City. Dave Toub has the Chiefs’ special teams firing on all cylinders and kicker Ryan Succop is a huge part of that. In fact, I considered him to be the Chiefs most important player against Tennessee last weekend.

Succop talked about last Sunday’s win, per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:

“It was awesome,” Succop said of Sunday’s win. “I’m really proud of Dustin (Colquitt) and Thomas (Gafford). I was really pumped that Dustin was able to come out and hold for me. People don’t realize how big of a deal that is, and he toughed it out. Obviously, he was a little banged up and he came out and held and did a great job and fortunately we were able to go out there and make some big kicks today and go out there and put the game away there in the end and praise God.”

–There is a group of Kansas City fans who are aiming to have Arrowhead Stadium set the Guinness World Record of 136.6 decibels in regard to stadium noise this Sunday against the Raiders. Rachel Santschi of KCChiefs.com has more in a feature on the movement.

–There has been a lot of talk about Tony Gonzalez possibly coming back to the Chiefs via a trade. After all, things are looking bleak in Atlanta and the Chiefs have had injury problems at tight end. Brandon Flowers thoughts on that are as follows, via Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star.

“That would be all the way up to Tony Gonzalez if he wants to come back to Kansas City,” said Flowers, who was Gonzalez’s teammate in 2008. “I’d love to have him back here. That’s one of the guys, he was definitely a pro. He definitely taught me how to be a pro in this locker room. He’s just a great guy to have on your team. You can ask anybody that ever played with him. So I would welcome him back with open arms.”

For the record, tight end Travis Kelce may be out for the season. Also for the record, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Atlanta is not interested in a trade at the moment.

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  • Tom Sparks

    Would be nice, but it would be miraculous if it ever came to fruition…… I would like to see him retire in Red & Gold.
    With Dorsey, anything is possible, but if they were going to trade Tony, I hate to see him sign with the Donkos!

    • Michael Shaw

      The Donkey’ s don’t need him, literally. Also, it would send the wrong message to their fans to trade him at this stage. Is the trade deadline before game 6 or after?

      Also, has anyone read this article on yahoo:

      Chiefs can upset Broncos

      Andy Reid has Kansas City on Denver’s heels in the AFC West

      Originally Published: October 7, 2013

      By
      Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

      • berttheclock

        The Pats have the money to sign him. The Chiefs do not, unless, they can make major changes to their cap room. Denver and Seattle both have cap room. For Denver, he would be icing on their excellent offensive cake. He would, also, make Seattle even more dangerous. Flowers may really want him, but, I doubt if he would restructure his contract to get him. Flowers and Succop have both restructured their 2013 contracts.

        • KCMikeG

          Hali could make the money happen along with some creative contracting by Dorsey. This isn’t about the money for Tony – it’s only about the ring and I can’t imagine anything that Tony would find more rewarding than doing it in a Chiefs jersey where he spent the first 12 years becoming the greatest ever. I will worship Dorsey if he can make this happen. I will wash his car and walk his dog and rake his yard every year Tony G is home with us in KC.

      • berttheclock

        Trade deadline is October 29.

      • Tom Sparks

        True, true! For some reason, I just get a vibe that even if he was on the trading block, he would be hesitant to come back to KC. KCMikeG is right, it’s not about the $$, I just think, because it may be his last year, would sign with the Patriots. More proven, Tom Brady, etc…. They need a TE too.
        I, also, like KCMike can dream though! I still have a Field Jersey Tony signed for me, as well, as a football. I got to go to Training Camp a lot, when the Chiefs were in River Falls, Wisconsin. (Since I have had been replanted in Fargo, ND. That’s what I get for marrying a Scandanavian for the second time in my life! LOL!)
        I can attest to Tony G being a very giving & humble guy when you meet him. He actually took the time to talk to me & my twin boys (who have since become adults, themselves). My kids have a lot of great memories of meeting him there, as well as watching SuperG play at Arrowhead! He has always been one of our most revered Chiefs!
        I still have my DT Throwback Jersey and he will ALWAYS be my favorite Chief, due to, not just his relentless pass-rush ability, but I had the chance to actually talk to Derrick outside of Arrowhead, in 91or 92, when the Bills were coming to Arrowhead for the first MNF Game in ages, there!
        It was pretty surreal… He was holding one of his young daughter’s and when we told him where we drove from to come and see him, live, at AH, he could not believe it. I asked for at least sacks of Kelly & one forced “tomahawk chop” fumble & he said, “No problem.” Well, he kept his word and I lost my voice & my hearing for 24 hours after that Crazy, Sea of Red, blowout! I think it was like a 31-10 Chiefs W! Sorry for the extended comment, but I will never forget that day or that Crazy KC Fall evening! I have been a Rabid Chiefs Fan for over 50 years & that was like a “time capsule” of one of the best 24 hours of my life!

      • Tom Sparks

        True, true! For some reason, I just get a vibe that even if he was on the trading block, he would be hesitant to come back to KC. KCMikeG is right, it’s not about the $$, I just think, because it may be his last year, would sign with the Patriots. More proven, Tom Brady, etc…. They need a TE too. But………….
        I, also, like KCMike can dream though! I still have a Field Jersey Tony signed for me, as well, as a football. I got to go to Training Camp a lot, when the Chiefs were in River Falls, Wisconsin. (Since I had been replanted in Fargo, ND. That’s what I get for marrying a Scandanavian for the second time in my life! LOL!)
        I can attest to Tony G being a very giving & humble guy when you meet him. He actually took the time to talk to me & my twin boys (who have since become adults, themselves). My kids have a lot of great memories of meeting him there, as well as watching SuperG play at Arrowhead! He has always been one of our most revered Chiefs!
        I still have my DT Throwback Jersey and he will ALWAYS be my favorite Chief, due to, not just his relentless pass-rush ability, but I had the chance to actually talk to Derrick outside of Arrowhead, in 91or 92, when the Bills were coming to Arrowhead for the first MNF Game in ages, there!
        It was pretty surreal… He was holding one of his young daughter’s and when we told him where we drove from to come and see him, live, at AH, he could not believe it. I asked for at least 2 sacks of Kelly & one forced “tomahawk chop” fumble & he said, “No problem.”
        Well, he kept his word and I lost my voice & my hearing for 24 hours after that Crazy, Sea of Red, blowout! I think it was like a 31-10 Chiefs W! Sorry for the extended comment, but I will never forget that day or that Crazy KC Fall evening! I have been a Rabid Chiefs Fan for over 50 years & that was like a “time capsule” of one of the best 24 hours of my life!

  • R0bDC

    Alex Smith loves his TE so Tony would be a great addition. It’s very unlikely he’ll be back in KC but I hope he does, it’ll be awesome.

  • michael mckee

    Tony g is coming….

  • KCMikeG

    The only reason Tony G left KC was to chasing his dream of a Super Bowl . He loved KC and the fans. he said time and again he hoped to always be a Chief. I hated to see him go but never held it against him since our beloved was driving off a cliff nearly every year. IMHO there is nowhere Tony would rather win his SB ring especially being a donkey. He can see our potential and our need at the position. He knows the importance of the TE in Reid’s WCO and how he could play a huge roll in the run for the ring.
    There are many ways to skin a contract and creative bonus options that could help to cover the money. For that matter I think they should go to Hali and ask for a contract change like Jackson did to stay in KC and help the team. And look how that has turned out. By the way he doesn’t get enough credit for being a team player who did the right thing for a team/city that was terribly down on him. I don’t think it will be about money to Tony – it will be about where would he most want to be while earning that ring – about how it will feel to be wearing his red #88 in the Super Bowl – about the love of his fans who still wear his jersey to this day. A man can dream can’t he?

    Anyone remember all the haters harping on “tightwad” Clark and now they have got exactly what they asked for and now not having the money may cause us to miss the greatest ever at our most critical position of need.

    P.S. I love “The Beard” great job by Dorsey. Isn’t Moeaki in an IR status that he could come still come back? And why don’t we go get Shiancoe off waivers. That foursome makes me smile just thinking of the possibilities.