During training camp in 2010, Vikings players Steve Hutchinson, Ryan Longwell and Jared Allen went to Hattiesburg, Miss. to convince Brett Favre to another season after they had lost to theSaints in the 2009 NFC Championship game.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports the Falcons will employ a similar strategy with tight end Tony Gonzalez who is strongly contemplating retirement.
“Roddy White today revealed that they plan the Brett Favre strategy with the Vikings,” Mortensen said. “Which is, go to California where Tony lives, recruit him, get him on a plane, and drag him back to Atlanta eventually.”
The Falcons lost to the 49ers in the NFC Championship game by four points and hope to get Gonzalez back.