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What the NFL needs: More like the Jets

The "No Fun League" could use a steadier diet of personality and individualism

Originally Published: January 26, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Moments before he was to appear on live television in California last week, Tony Gonzalez, perhaps the greatest tight end ever to play professional football, headed for the men's room. The seconds ticked and the producers fidgeted. The nerves of a staff sweating the embarrassment of live TV cameras rolling while the guest is in the bathroom were soothed only by the sound of a toilet finally flushing. Unfazed by the deadline, Gonzalez walked coolly onto the set. No pressure at all.

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