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Tony Gonzalez, a member of “The NFL Today” on CBS Sports and a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2019, spent part of his offseason visiting high school football programs around the country. In the video above, he stopped by Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Washington.

The Warriors are winless in their previous 22 games but Gonzalez is convinced they can break that streak in 2016.

The former Chiefs and Falcons tight end was at Clover Park for the first practice of the season, and it didn’t take long for the players to impress him.

“I’m watching these kids, not bad for a first day,” he said.” They don’t look like a 0-22 team — they got some athletes out here.”

Gonzalez watched the players go through drills, stepped in to offer pointers on technique, and more importantly, spoke of the bigger picture — how the game can make you a better person.

“In football, yeah, you get judged by winning and losing, but when it comes down to it, you got to get the most out of you,” Gonzalez said. “When you can master that you can accomplish anything, forget about the score. …

“Being 0-22, I expected to come out here and see guys that aren’t as in too it,” he continued. “But these guys are focused, they’re athletic, they’re fast. They’re going to win a football game this year, I know that. I can just tell. But I think they’re going to surprise a lot of people this year, and most of all they’re going to surprise themselves.”


Source: CBS Sports / Tony Gonzalez works with Clover Park HS, knows team will break 0-22 losing streak