Atlanta Falcons veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez will start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Jay Glazer of CBS Sports.
Youth Alonzo Gee Jersey Gonzalez was listed as a game-time decision for Sunday’s matchup after being limited in practice on Friday with a toe injury. The veteran tight end and future Hall of Famer has been steady for the Falcons’ passing attack this season, but has been limited the past three weeks with just 12 total catches. The Falcons lost all three games.
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The 17-year veteran has 505 yards on 47 receptions this season with four touchdowns, aiding a Falcons passing attack that is No. 6 in the NFL at 275 yards per game. Atlanta has struggled significantly in the running game and rank last in the league with just 64.3 yards on the ground per game.
The Falcons, 2-7 on the season and losers of three straight games, kick off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1 p.m. ET.
It’s important to note that I kept the game’s master “Stamina” slider at its default level. Bo could, and did, get tired, and on a couple of occasions I had to call a timeout to keep him on the field.
He was effective even when tired. At full strength, he was immortal.
With varying degrees of success, I tried running a few circuitous, loop-de-loop runs, like we all used to in Tecmo Bowl. But once these guys are on the field for more than 30 seconds or so, they seem to run out of programming. They just don’t know what to do. While Bo was running for his life back at his own 20, the rest of my team would congregate 40 yards upfield and just sort of hang out.
At one point, Madden stopped bothering to even animate members of the Titans’ defense. Rather than actually block for me, my blockers decided it was more worthwhile to knock over the dude at the far corner of the field who wasn’t moving.