Is Gonzo a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

It is the opinion of NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas that former Chiefs star tight end Tony Gonzalez should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

My thoughts? Well, if I had a vote, he’d be on my ballot every time until he was bronzed. It took Denver tight end Shannon Sharpe, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, three tries. I thought he should have gotten into the Hall on his first try. And Gonzalez has even better numbers.

In other AFC West nuggets Thursday:

An arrest affidavit detailing the sexual assault allegations against Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox will be released next week. Cox is charged with one count of sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and one count of sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct. Cox has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go on trial in October.

The Oakland Tribune looks where Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha ranks on the list of the NFL’s best players.

Former Kansas City Pro Bowl safety Deron Cherry understands the NFL labor dispute.

There is an AFC West feel to this list of the best outside linebackers in the NFL.