FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who needs just one catch to become the first tight end in league history to reach the 1,000 mark, knows he has a tough matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Gonzalez will be covered at Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu.
“He does it all actually,” Gonzalez said. “He can play the pass and play the run with the best of them. It’s going to be a good matchup and I’m looking forward to it.”
Gonzalez got to know Polamalu back in his AFC Pro Bowl days.
“He’s such a great guy on and off the field,” Gonzalez said. “It’s kind of an honor to go up against him.”
Gonzalez doesn’t have any fond memories from going into Pittsburgh with the
“We got throttled,” Gonzalez said. “He was all over the place making plays. I think he intercepted one. He’s one of the best.”