By CARROLL ROGERS
FLOWERY BRANCH — A little Greek mythology is not lost on Tony Gonzalez, future Hall of Fame tight end for the Falcons and philosopher of sorts.
His story has played out like a modern-day Tantalus, the son of both Greek god and mortal, who faces the eternal punishment of never being able to reach either the fruit in the low-hanging tree above him or the water that keeps receding below him.
Gonzalez, who leads all NFL tight ends in history in every major offensive category (yards, receptions, touchdowns), has never tasted victory in five trips to the playoffs, including twice with the Falcons. He came back this season for one more try at it. He and the Falcons will face Minnesota, Seattle or Washington on Jan. 13 at the Georgia