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Nzoner
04-25-2005, 12:39 PM
Don't recall seeing this so I apologize if I may have missed it.Anyhow I was doing a search on Boomer and found this interview from July of 2004 (http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/boomergrigsbyinterview.htm).I found it a good read,a little more insight to one of our new guys.

Boomer Grigsby Interview



With: Matt Jansen


7/30/04



Matt Jansen: I'm here with Boomer Grigsby, probably the best Division 1 AA player in the country and one of the best inside linebackers in the upcoming draft. How are you doing today Boomer?

Boomer Grigsby: Very good, just got back from my media day with my coach.

Matt Jansen: How was that?
Boomer Grigsby: It went well. We got to meet all of the head coaches. I think I got myself a new record today, I'm the first Gateway player to go 3 years in a row.

Height: 6'0
Weight: 245
40: 4.47 on track
Bench: 460
Squat: 795
Vertical: 37"

Favorite Movie: Sopranos DVD
TV Show: Sopranos
Food: All of it (laughs)
NFL Team: Chicago Bears
Thing to do When not playing football: Work out

Matt Jansen: First off, what was the deciding factor for you to choose to play at Illiniois State?
Boomer Grigsby: I hate to make it sound like this now because I love it here, but they were the only ones that called.

Matt Jansen: Oh really?
Boomer Grigsby: I never sent out a single tape; I never sent out a resume.

Matt Jansen: Did you want to play college football?
Boomer Grigsby: I think so. Where I'm from, it wasn't an ambition. No one had ever done it before me. I had high ambitions but I didn't know what was reality and what wasn't.

Matt Jansen: So how'd they find you?
Boomer Grigsby: Well I was lifting weights at my high school. Illinois St. had just hired a recruiter, he wanted to be the best at his position so I think he went to every high school in his area. He happened to be walking by the weight room and I was throwing around 400 lbs on the bench, and I guess he liked what he saw.

Matt Jansen: What has your offseason workout schedule been like?
Boomer Grigsby: We got a new strength coach this year. He has hit some areas of weakness that I needed help on. When I was younger, I wanted to squat 800 lbs and do this and that. We got away from that and worked on speed and explosiveness. That way, I could focus on having a long lasting career rather than a short weight lifting career.

Matt Jansen: You've been named to numerous conference and all american teams over the past 3 years. Frankly, I've never seen anything like it. Do you feel honored to have received so many awards?
Boomer Grigsby: Most Definitely. These people are recognizing you as one of the best. Not only is it good for me, but its good for Illinois St., good for the coaches, and good for the younger guys that play next to me. You have to take it all in stride. When I first started, I wanted to just play, then I wanted be all gateway, then I wanted to be all American, then I want to be consensus. It's not that I take it for granted, but I'm now trying to win games instead of individual awards because I feel like I've won them all.

Matt Jansen: What do you feel is the best part about your game?
Boomer Grigsby: My speed. I think I am big and strong, but you cant make plays unless you get to the ball, and that takes speed. I am in a nice spot at Middle Linebacker, because you cant run away from me. I'm right there in the middle of the action. Everyone tells me that you wont get as many plays this year over last year because everyone knows who you are. But the fact of the matter is, you aren't going to stop me.

Matt Jansen: What do you feel you need to improve upon to become an elite player at the next level?
Boomer Grigsby: Coverage. Athletic ability has never hurt me. I think the things that I have as flaws can be corrected. I'm just going to have to show these boys when I get to the Senior Bowl that I can do it. The Gateway Football Conference is a big rush conference. So when there is a pass, I might be blitzing. So I need to work on coverage.

Matt Jansen: Personally, I consider you to be the top middle linebacker going into the 2005 draft. Some of the people in the business however feel that you shouldn't be, because you don't play the same talent that these guys up in division 1 do. Do you feel that it's a disadvantage for you to be in a division 1 aa school?
Boomer Grigsby: It is a disadvantage trying to get to the NFL. It's not a disadvantage now for loving what I do. I don't feel I'm the king at this level. In fact, the thing I've noticed lately is I have problems with the little guys more than the big guys at the big schools. The big guys I can juke and weave around, but the little guys will just run up to you and hold on to you. I don't look at it as a knock but I can understand why people would not give me as high of a grade. I cant really sit here and tell you that I blame them, but we'll settle all of that out at the Senior Bowl.

Matt Jansen: Do you feel it plays a factor in decision making by NFL teams?
Boomer Grigsby: I'd be lying if I said it didn't. I don't understand how they could judge me without considering I play at a small school, but I'll be out to prove them wrong when the Senior Bowl comes around.

Matt Jansen: What is the best part about playing middle linebacker?
Boomer Grigsby: You get to hit everybody man! You're in the middle of the field, they cant run away from me.

Matt Jansen: Everyone that follows Illinois St. knows that you are a true leader. Are you one of those guys that is a quiet leader or do you like to get fired up out there and talk it up so to speak?
Boomer Grigsby: Early in my career, I was a quiet guy out there that led by example mainly because I was younger. With age and experience I got a lot more verbal, but I still consider myself a guy that leads by example.

Matt Jansen: Is there one player in the NFL you try to model your game around?
Boomer Grigsby: Like everyone does, I got to go with Ray Lewis. He just completely dominates when he plays.

Matt Jansen: What do you feel is the toughest part about being a student athlete these days?
Boomer Grigsby: I don't think it is too hard. I think some people say it is so they can use little excuses in life. It's not as tough as it sounds.

Matt Jansen: Who has been the biggest inspiration so far in your football career?
Boomer Grigsby: I guess I'd have to say Coach Randall McCray, the first coach I had here at Illinois St. He made me a discipline football player.

Matt Jansen: Are you looking forward to one certain game this year in particular?
Boomer Grigsby: Minnesota! You and I talked earlier about how the biggest knock about me is that I don't play big time football. I think Minnesota has one of the top backfields in America. So if I can handle them, I can handle anyone at the D1 level.

Matt Jansen: What should we expect out of Illinois St. this upcoming season?
Boomer Grigsby: We're going to be great defensively, I can tell you that. We are going to use our speed and discipline to prevent major plays.

Matt Jansen: You played your high school ball at Canton High School. Is there any memory that sticks out from there that you'll remember the rest of your life?
Boomer Grigsby: Getting to the Elite 8. We had the whole town behind us. It allowed you to play with more passion than just a normal game.

Matt Jansen: What about at Illinois St. Anything that you'll never forget?
Boomer Grigsby: I'm looking forward to making my memories at Illinois St. this year.

Matt Jansen: Have you set any personal goals for yourself this upcoming year?
Boomer Grigsby: I feel like great players don't always need to play on great teams, but they can impact games. I guess my goal is to be the most dominant player in 1-AA football.

Matt Jansen: You've accomplished a lot in 3 years at Illinois St. but is there something you're still itching to get in your senior season?
Boomer Grigsby: I guess the only thing I've never touched on was the Buck Buchanan Award. A lot of people felt I should have won it last year. I don't agree however. I had great stats, but great stats don't make you the best player.

Matt Jansen: 2 years ago, you finished 3rd in the Buck Buchanan Awards list, last year you finished 2nd, is this your year Boomer?
Boomer Grigsby: Man, I hope so. You have to go up, you always need to get better. If I get 2nd again, that means I stayed the same and if I go down, well that's just not acceptable.

Matt Jansen: If you could take one player from any college team and put on the RedBirds, who would it be and why?
Boomer Grigsby: I guess I'd need a big 300 pound mammoth defensive tackle in front of me!

Matt Jansen: Lets say that there wasn't an NFL Draft and you got to choose the team you wanted to play for? Who would you choose?
Boomer Grigsby: Chicago. I wouldn't consider myself a Bears fan my whole life. I feel like if I play in Chicago, my family can always see me which they couldn't do if I went to Miami or something like that.

Matt Jansen: How did you get the nickname Boomer?
Boomer Grigsby: My grandmother gave that to me the day I was born. I guess I was a little pudgy. I was a little thick and round. Some people grow out of their nickname, I just grew into it.

Matt Jansen: So do you ever go by James these days?
Boomer Grigsby: Oh no, it is extinct.

Matt Jansen: Say for some unknown reason football wont be an option for you at the next level. Is there another career you'd like to pursue?
Boomer Grigsby: Well I'm a marketing major, so I guess be a salesmen.

Matt Jansen: It says in your profile that you are a Trampoline Champion, explain?
Boomer Grigsby: My mom owned a trampoline team. I was there every day lifting weights. I just practiced it every day and made elite status in one year.

Matt Jansen: What's your favorite move on the trampoline?
Boomer Grigsby: Triple twist, but I put on all the muscle and I don't think I can do a triple anymore. I can still get out there on the grass and do a back flip. I plan on doing one of those at the Senior Bowl (laughs).

Matt Jansen: Do you feel if an NFL team asked you to make a transition to safety that you could successfully make that move?
Boomer Grigsby: I really don't know, I'd like to figure that out though. Obviously, if they ask you to do it, you're going to do it. I would have no problem giving that a shot. If that's what it takes to get there, then I'm going to go along with it.

Matt Jansen: One final question and I'll let you go. If you could convince the world why you're the best middle linebacker in college football today, what would you tell them? In other words, what do you bring to the game that no one else does?
Boomer Grigsby: Intensity, speed, strength. When you mix it all together, it's amazing. But before I sit there and tell everyone why I'm the best, I just want them to come watch and figure out for themselves.

Matt Jansen: Well Boomer, thanks for joining us here on NFLDraftBlitz today, I really look forward to having you back sometime. Stay safe, keep in touch, and we'll be watching for you!
Boomer Grigsby: Thank you very much, Matt.

jcroft
04-25-2005, 12:54 PM
Really like what this guy has to say in interviews. We won't know much about him until we see him on thei field, but I think it's more than obvious he's got the right attitude, the right work ethic, and all the measureables.

If nothing else, he should be a mad man on special teams.

Count Alex's Losses
04-25-2005, 12:55 PM
God I love this guy. He's the anti-Kawika.

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 12:57 PM
Really like what this guy has to say in interviews. We won't know much about him until we see him on thei field, but I think it's more than obvious he's got the right attitude, the right work ethic, and all the measureables.

If nothing else, he should be a mad man on special teams.

I really liked this part

Matt Jansen: One final question and I'll let you go. If you could convince the world why you're the best middle linebacker in college football today, what would you tell them? In other words, what do you bring to the game that no one else does?
Boomer Grigsby: Intensity, speed, strength. When you mix it all together, it's amazing. But before I sit there and tell everyone why I'm the best, I just want them to come watch and figure out for themselves.

jcroft
04-25-2005, 01:14 PM
Yeah, that was my favorite part as well. Basically saying, "I do believe I'm the best MLB in college football, but I'm not an egomaniac, so I'd rather not say that. Why doesn't everyone just come check me out so I can prove it?"

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 01:23 PM
Also got this from NFL Draft Blitz

Positives


- Boomer is an amazingly deadly tackler, who levels opponents with his crushing hits. He has good size and has amazing strength to match his play on the field. He is quick on his feet, and is blessed with very good speed for an ILB. He is the type of player that other teams will need to play around, if they have any hopes of beating him. While many would expect him to be a flashy, cocky player, he is the exact opposite. A mild mannered, team player is exactly what Boomer embodies. He’s a true beast in the weight room and works endlessly to improve on his game.

Weaknesses


- The biggest weakness with Boomer would be his lack of exposure. Coming from a Div 1-AA program, he’ll be less likely to receive national exposure. This could affect his draft stature, but shouldn’t be enough to let him slide into Day 2.

Overall Analysis


- He is a great player, blessed with all of the intangibles. Speed, size, strength, attitude, instincts, technique, and leadership are all strong points associated with Boomer. He looks to be a steal for whoever happens to draft him in the coming draft.

Reminds You Of:


- Takeo Spikes


http://www.redbirds.org/images/Football/Grigsby_colormug72.jpg

KChiefs1
04-25-2005, 01:23 PM
I can see a trip to River Falls this year just so I can meet this guy up close & personal! :clap:

redbrian
04-25-2005, 01:32 PM
"Matt Jansen: What is the best part about playing middle linebacker?

Boomer Grigsby: You get to hit everybody man! You're in the middle of the field, they cant run away from me."

You have to love that answer, add to that the fact the kid knows he is going to have to play special teams to make this team, I think the Chiefs may have a real MLB for the future in the works here.

Braincase
04-25-2005, 01:33 PM
I haven't seen anybody come out yet and adopt the kid... so here I go!

chiefshead33
04-25-2005, 01:35 PM
Height: 6'0
Weight: 245
40: 4.47 on track
Bench: 460
Squat: 795
Vertical: 37"

Jesus H. Christ. This guy is a freak.

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 01:37 PM
I haven't seen anybody come out yet and adopt the kid... so here I go!

The kid has some guns

http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper420/stills/849608u0.jpg

redbrian
04-25-2005, 01:39 PM
Jesus H. Christ. This guy is a freak.

Amen to that brother.

dtrain
04-25-2005, 01:49 PM
Height: 6'0
Weight: 245
40: 4.47 on track
Bench: 460
Squat: 795
Vertical: 37"

Matt Jansen: So how'd they find you?
Boomer Grigsby: Well I was lifting weights at my high school. Illinois St. had just hired a recruiter, he wanted to be the best at his position so I think he went to every high school in his area. He happened to be walking by the weight room and I was throwing around 400 lbs on the bench, and I guess he liked what he saw.



Damn he was throwing around 400lbs in high school! I didn't hit 400 till my 4th year of college.

redhed
04-25-2005, 02:06 PM
Me likey new-guy LB.

He gave good answers to the questions. He doesn't sound like a "me me me" ego type guy. Can't wait to see him on the field!

C-Mac
04-25-2005, 02:07 PM
Does anyone know how he did vs Minnesota and at the Senior Bowl?

Duck Dog
04-25-2005, 02:11 PM
Also got this from NFL Draft Blitz

Positives


- Boomer is an amazingly deadly tackler, who levels opponents with his crushing hits. He has good size and has amazing strength to match his play on the field. He is quick on his feet, and is blessed with very good speed for an ILB. He is the type of player that other teams will need to play around, if they have any hopes of beating him. While many would expect him to be a flashy, cocky player, he is the exact opposite. A mild mannered, team player is exactly what Boomer embodies. He’s a true beast in the weight room and works endlessly to improve on his game.

Weaknesses


- The biggest weakness with Boomer would be his lack of exposure. Coming from a Div 1-AA program, he’ll be less likely to receive national exposure. This could affect his draft stature, but shouldn’t be enough to let him slide into Day 2.

Overall Analysis


- He is a great player, blessed with all of the intangibles. Speed, size, strength, attitude, instincts, technique, and leadership are all strong points associated with Boomer. He looks to be a steal for whoever happens to draft him in the coming draft.

Reminds You Of:


- Takeo Spikes


http://www.redbirds.org/images/Football/Grigsby_colormug72.jpg

I really like the sound of this. I can't wait to see him play.

C-Mac
04-25-2005, 02:11 PM
Does anyone know how he did vs Minnesota and at the Senior Bowl?

Answered one of my owm questions.
http://bears.hosttown.com/lofiversion/index.php/t39491.html
Quote from a Bears fan in Chat room desiring him to be picked up last January.
"Do you remember watching him in the Senior Bowl? He was a man among boys......straight from Wastern Illinois!!!!!Wahooo!"

siberian khatru
04-25-2005, 02:13 PM
Reminds You Of:


- Takeo Spikes





:eek:

the Talking Can
04-25-2005, 02:21 PM
I have no idea if he'll ever be a good LB in the NFL, but it sounds like he'll be a killer on special teams...good enough for me

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 02:42 PM
I really like the sound of this. I can't wait to see him play.

Same here,everything I've read has me really pulling for him to become something special.

One thing we know,he looks good in red.

http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper420/stills/849608u0.jpg

BigChiefFan
04-25-2005, 02:58 PM
Matt Jansen: Personally, I consider you to be the top middle linebacker going into the 2005 draft.


That's apretty huge statement. He's a FOOTBALL player deluxe. I can't wait to see him cracking skulls.

mikey23545
04-25-2005, 03:05 PM
Something tells me sportswriters are going to love this kid...

morphius
04-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Seems to be somewhat realistic, while still having the, "I'm the greatest" attitude. Damn, just gotta root for this kid.

I'm ready for some preseason action right now!

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Does anyone know how he did vs Minnesota and at the Senior Bowl?

I found this

Grigsby Forces Fumble at Shrine Game, East Wins 45-27
ISU Sports Information
Jan 16, 2005, 12:02

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – As only the second Illinois State football player to ever play in the East-West Shrine Game, linebacker Boomer Grigsby made sure his opportunity was a memorable one. Grigsby finished the game with four tackles, forced a fumble on the kickoff coverage team and celebrated a 45-27 victory with his East teammates Saturday afternoon at SBC Park.



Joining ISU alum Chad Pegues (1998) as Shrine Game veterans, Grigsby wasn’t intimated being on the same field with all the college football all-stars.



“I knew going in that I could have started for every program represented at this game,” Grigsby said. “I didn’t have butterflies at all walking onto the field, especially after practice with and against them all week. The only time I really had (butterflies) was on that kickoff coverage when I realized that (the West’s) wedge was all offensive lineman and they were all about 330 (pounds). I just went in there and hit them as hard as I could. There was a massive collision. I think I broke part of my helmet and mouth guards were flying everywhere.”



Grigsby was one of three middle linebackers on the East roster and didn’t see the playing time he was hoping for, but still appreciated the opportunity.


“It was exciting,” Grigsby said. “It was great to be on the field competing with the best of the best. The speed of the game was fast and it was just great to be a part of. I didn’t get as many reps as I would have hoped for, but they wanted to make sure everybody got some time and I can understand that.”

redbrian
04-25-2005, 03:58 PM
“I knew going in that I could have started for every program represented at this game,” Grigsby said. “I didn’t have butterflies at all walking onto the field, especially after practice with and against them all week. The only time I really had (butterflies) was on that kickoff coverage when I realized that (the West’s) wedge was all offensive lineman and they were all about 330 (pounds). I just went in there and hit them as hard as I could. There was a massive collision. I think I broke part of my helmet and mouth guards were flying everywhere.”

If that don't get you pumped I don't know what would, I think this kid will make special teams and have one hell of a good time cracking heads.

Ultra Peanut
04-25-2005, 04:20 PM
If I quoted everything I felt compelled to quote from that interview, I think I'd have reposted the entire article.

Wow.

shaneo69
04-25-2005, 04:21 PM
The best player ever to play for my alma mater, and the Chiefs draft him. I love Carl Peterson.

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 04:27 PM
Does anyone know how he did vs Minnesota and at the Senior Bowl?

I'm giving up after this as I can't find any individual stats against the Gophers,however,here's the beginning to the game story...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Standards are high at Minnesota this season, and that's why a 16-point home victory over a Division I-AA opponent was thoroughly unacceptable.

After an impressive season-opening victory, the Gophers took a big step backward.


Nothing on Boomer to report but here's the link to the story of the game. (http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/recap?gid=200409110031)

Gravedigger
04-25-2005, 04:35 PM
Those guns are just scary. He's a flippin hoss and he has speed for his weight and size he might be a damn good LB eventually.

Ultra Peanut
04-25-2005, 04:37 PM
The best player ever to play for my alma mater, and the Chiefs draft him. I love Carl Peterson.Ahhhhh. THAT Cardinal Nation.


We've solved the mystery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<img src="http://www.kcchiefs.com/media/images/A0F41379D36B463896E3E2B2AEB8D5B4.JPG?0.24956967204%20%20077196" style="width: 306px; height: 173px; border: 0" alt="" />

beer bacon
04-25-2005, 04:37 PM
Grigsby had eight tackles against Minnesota, all solo. He led the team.

http://www.mvc.org/football/stats/ils-s11.htm

shaneo69
04-25-2005, 04:39 PM
Kansas City ... Kansas City Here He Comes

NORMAL, Ill.-- Boomer Grigsby became the first Illinois State football player to be selected in the National Football League Draft since 1990 when he was tabbed by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round Sunday afternoon.

Prior to Grigsby, the last Redbird drafted by the NFL was wide receiver Bill Miller, who was selected in the 10th round by the Detroit Lions in the 1990 draft. Grigsby becomes the 10th Redbird to be drafted by the NFL since the first combined AFL-NFL draft in 1967.

“I’m unbelievably enthusiastic that it’s over,” Grigsby said. “I can honestly say that geographically, and with the needs that Kansas City has, this couldn’t have worked out any better for me. If I wasn’t drafted and had to go through free agency, Kansas City would have been one of my top choices. So I’m very happy right now with how it all worked out.”

Not only is Kansas City geographically fairly close to Illinois State and his hometown of Canton, Ill., but Grigsby also has an aunt and uncle living in Kansas City.

The only three-time Gateway Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year was the eighth inside linebacker selected in the 2005 draft, the eighth player from Division I-AA and the second player selected from the Gateway Conference. As the 138th pick overall, Grigsby became the highest drafted Redbird since Clarence Collins was the 62nd pick in the 1984 draft of the San Diego Chargers.

As the most decorated player in Illinois State football history, Grigsby achieved the NCAA, Gateway and Illinois State career tackle records during his Redbird career with 580 career stops. He also garnered consensus all-America honors his last two collegiate seasons, including becoming just the fourth player to garner three first-team all-America honors from The Sports Network.

Grigsby also became the first player in I-AA history to ever finish in the top three in the Buck Buchanan Award voting three straight seasons, for the honor given to the division’s best defensive football player.

The Illinois State product reports to the Chiefs’ mini-camp on April 28 and Grigsby is obviously looking forward to it.

“I’m just going to go down there and be the best special teams player they have,” Grigsby said.


http://www.redbirds.org/../story.taf?_id=4901

patteeu
04-25-2005, 04:49 PM
The best player ever to play for my alma mater, and the Chiefs draft him. I love Carl Peterson.

LOL, now that's what I like to hear. I remember skepticism a while back when I said Carl was working on a kick-ass offseason (after the Kendrell Bell and Sammy Knight signings). I don't remember for sure if it was you or someone else, but I'm glad to hear you are fond of CP for the moment anyway.

This Boomer Grigsby sounds like an instant fan favorite!

C-Mac
04-25-2005, 04:54 PM
He's the new Maslowski.....

beer bacon
04-25-2005, 04:56 PM
He's the new Maslowski.....

He is a lot more athletic then Maslowski. He has a similar mentality and they are both white, but Grigsby actually has good measurables.

C-Mac
04-25-2005, 04:58 PM
He is a lot more athletic then Maslowski. He has a similar mentality and they are both white, but Grigsby actually has good measurables.

I meant more in fan favorite and rooting for the underdog, but yes.

beer bacon
04-25-2005, 04:59 PM
I meant more in fan favorite and rooting for the underdog, but yes.

He is similar in those ways too. Man, this was a great weekend :)

patteeu
04-25-2005, 05:05 PM
Matt Jansen: Is there one player in the NFL you try to model your game around?
Boomer Grigsby: Like everyone does, I got to go with Ray Lewis. He just completely dominates when he plays.

I notice that this interview took place before Ray Lewis met up with Brian Waters and the rest of the Chiefs O-Line. Fortunately for Boomer, he will only have to deal with them in practice.

C-Mac
04-25-2005, 05:09 PM
The last time the Chiefs had an offseason this good.......they went all the way to the AFC Championship game.
They traded for Joe Montana and grabbed Marcus Allen and drafted Will Shields with their first pick.
I really think that this season will be even better than the Chiefs great 1994 season.

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 05:39 PM
The last time the Chiefs had an offseason this good.......they went all the way to the AFC Championship game.
They traded for Joe Montana and grabbed Marcus Allen and drafted Will Shields with their first pick.
I really think that this season will be even better than the Chiefs great 1994 season.

That was the '93 season and man I hope you're right.

BTW,here's another pic of Boomer

http://www.sportstraining4u.com/images/100_3027.jpg

shaneo69
04-25-2005, 05:42 PM
That was the '93 season and man I hope you're right.

BTW,here's another pic of Boomer

http://www.sportstraining4u.com/images/100_3027.jpg


He's the one on the right.

shaneo69
04-25-2005, 05:46 PM
LOL, now that's what I like to hear. I remember skepticism a while back when I said Carl was working on a kick-ass offseason (after the Kendrell Bell and Sammy Knight signings). I don't remember for sure if it was you or someone else, but I'm glad to hear you are fond of CP for the moment anyway.

Yes, I was skeptical. We still had huge holes at CB and OLB at that time. I'm not going to apologize for that. But CP has subsequently done a great job of addressing those needs, although I would've rather picked up a starting-quality WR in free agency instead of signing Sammy Knight.

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 05:47 PM
He's the one on the right.

I was assuming the crazy white boy quote was a dead giveaway. :D

Nzoner
04-25-2005, 10:56 PM
Bump for any of the night crew looking for a decent read.

craneref
04-25-2005, 11:06 PM
Thanks for the great read. Anyone else notice the common thread that seems to be running through all the draft picks, SPEED. 4.47 in the 40 for a MLB, that is outrageous, plus he is not afraid of hard work. I think that DJ and Boomer will make a good compliment to each other, and they will improve off of each other. Special Teams demon, even said he wants to be the CRAZY white guy running down on kicks knocking people around, I can see him crushing return men and crushing defenders in front og Dante, won't be letting people run around him to make TD saving tackles like Stills did, twice, two years ago. GO CHIEFS.

stevieray
04-25-2005, 11:17 PM
This kid is going to make the team.

ENDelt260
04-26-2005, 01:23 AM
Heh... can't wait to see him do a backflip on the field after making a play.

philfree
04-26-2005, 01:59 AM
This kid is going to make the team.

He'll make it for STs no doubt and who knows he might do more then that before it's over. I was just contimpating a combination of players that I think is gonna make a big difference on our STs. That's the left footed Colquitt who apparently has a tough punt to handle and then Grigsby flying down the field putting the hit on the guy having trouble handling the punt. :clap: 1st and goal Chiefs!

PhilFree:arrow:

John Locke
04-26-2005, 02:08 AM
Ironic that we drafted a Buck Buchanon award winner.....have the chiefs ever done that before??

Johnny

ENDelt260
04-26-2005, 02:11 AM
Ironic that we drafted a Buck Buchanon award winner.....have the chiefs ever done that before??

Johnny
It's been at least a year.

John Locke
04-26-2005, 02:44 AM
It's been at least a year.


Well now I feel.........pretty stupid

Johnny

Nzoner
04-26-2005, 10:10 AM
I see that even Poz has gotten caught up in Boomermania so a bump for Boomer

" A crazeeeeeee white boy"
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Ultra Peanut
04-26-2005, 10:57 AM
Well now I feel.........pretty stupid

JohnnyEspecially since Boomer didn't win it in any of the three years he finished in the top three in voting.

Duck Dog
04-26-2005, 11:07 AM
He's the one on the right.

ROFL

Coach
04-26-2005, 11:08 AM
Especially since Boomer didn't win it in any of the three years he finished in the top three in voting.

True, however Grigsby did became the first player in I-AA history to ever finish in the top three in the Buck Buchanan Award voting three straight seasons.

patteeu
04-26-2005, 11:43 AM
Yes, I was skeptical. We still had huge holes at CB and OLB at that time. I'm not going to apologize for that. But CP has subsequently done a great job of addressing those needs, although I would've rather picked up a starting-quality WR in free agency instead of signing Sammy Knight.

No apology necessary. I'm just glad it's worked out so well that we can agree on it.