I sent Patrick Allen, FanSided’s Kansas City Chiefs blogger, my thoughts on DT Kelly Gregg signing with the Chiefs. Here they are below:
A lot of Baltimore fans were upset when they released Derrick Mason, Todd Heap, Kelly Gregg, and Willis McGahee earlier this week. To be honest, I wasn’t. They’ve all showed their age as of late and I think their best years are behind them.Kelly Gregg is one of those guys that will do what he needs to do, but you won’t hear his name for any spectacular plays. He’s a space eater, that’s his job. He has a few years of solid football left but don’t expect him to put up mind blowing numbers. His age is a big concern but his veteran prowess is something to look forward to. Given the youth on the Chiefs defense, Gregg will help take younger players under his wings and teach them the ropes (Jerrell Powe).The reason the Ravens didn’t re-sign him was because they hope to see the behomoth Terrence “Mount” Cody take over the starting position. His conditioning and fitness level held him back last year and many were disappointed with his performance. He’s lost a ton of weight this year and they Ravens believe he can start. Gregg helped him tremendously and that’s another reason why he will most likely start.Kelly Gregg has always been a very influential person and done a lot for the city of Baltimore. The community loves him and that’s one thing you can look forward to. It’s sad to see him leave but I believe it is his time.