ATLANTA Youd be hard pressed to find a more composed and confident athlete in his dealings with the media than Tony Gonzalez.
Yet there was Gonzalez talking about how he had never cried after a win until Sunday, the first playoff victory in his brilliant career. Not until the Falcons miraculous 30-28 victory over the Seahawks sent them to the NFC Championship Game against San Francisco at the Georgia Dome next week.
Gonzalez has consistently said this season that he is 95 percent sure that this, his 16th year in the NFL, will be the final one in what is certain to be a Hall of Fame career. But talking on Sunday, he didnt sound like that 5 percent of doubt loomed. He sounded like someone who knew his brilliant career was coming to an end without a playoff win to adorn it after going 0-for-5 in his previous five trips to the postseason.
Gonzalez thought he was going to be 0-for-6. The Falcons led by 20 entering the fourth quarter but he watched them blow it. They trailed 28-27 wi...