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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez caused a stir when he told ESPN The Magazine that his quarterback Matt Ryan was an "excellent quarterback, but he's not elite." "He's this close. He'll get there, but he has some learning to do," Tony added, which to be honest, is a pretty fair example of constructive criticism. But it sure made headlines as some sort of put down of his quarterback. Gonzalez was asked to expand on his previous comments during "The Doug Gottlieb Show" on CBS Sports Radio. "I've said it throughout the season," he said. "It's not a matter of 'if' but 'when' Ryan becomes elite. Work ethic really separates him." "There's no stopping him when (wide receiver) Roddy (White) gets healthy and Julio Jones gets healthy and the offensive line becomes solidified. He's an inch away from being elite. Second class of QBs: Ryan, Rivers, Newton, Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson. For anybody to say anything different about Ryan, it's somewhat embarrassing on their part." There... everyone feel better now?
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