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Count Alex's Losses
03-05-2008, 04:44 PM
http://kan.scout.com/2/734604.html

The Folk Hero has a new gig. He never scored a touchdown or sacked a quarterback, but instead grabbed the hearts and the minds of every Chiefs fan. Now he’ll try to recreate that magic in Miami as the Dolphins’ new fullback.

Last Thursday the Chiefs decided Grigsby wasn’t worth the $915,000 it would have required to keep him in Kansas City during 2008. By Friday morning his agent had received four phone calls from prospective suitors. Grigsby received other offers, including a two-year deal from an NFC team, but felt Miami presented the best opportunity.

Grigsby flew to Miami Monday after speaking with the Dolphins' coaching staff. They convinced him the Dolphins wanted him more than anyone else, and leading the charge was former Chiefs running backs coach James Saxon.

“It’s good to be wanted,” said Grigsby Tuesday afternoon. “Everything started rolling right away. I had a lot of missed calls from Miami. Once I got on the phone with them, it boiled down to going to the place where I have the best opportunity to become the best player I can and stay in the NFL. Miami seemed like the place for me to do that. I guess they were showing me the most desire that they really wanted me to be there.”

Grigsby, by his own admission, is an example of the classic NFL overachiever. He arrived in Kansas City three years ago via the NFL Draft with a reputation as a hard-hitting linebacker who projected as a special teams standout.

Grigsby’s initial returns on defense were mixed, so this past year he switched from linebacker to fullback at the urging of Herm Edwards.

When the position change took place, Boomer told Warpaint Illustrated it was the best thing to happen to his career. The adjustment wasn’t easy, but Grigsby adapted well and showed early on he could catch the ball.

As the 2007 season wore on, he became more comfortable at the position and ended up starting the last four games of the season.

But when the Chiefs brought in new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, Grigsby was no longer considered a good fit. The Chiefs would have kept him around to compete and didn’t think anyone else would make an offer, so they brought in former Cowboys fullback Oliver Hoyte (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=2982079). Boomer maintained that acquisition had no bearing on his decision to depart for a warmer climate, however.

“The fact that Kansas City brought in another fullback really had little to nothing to do with it,” he said. “I’m a big believer in Herm Edwards’ philosophies. I’m a big believer that Herm Edwards will win a championship and I’m a big believer in his program. I’m not scared of competition at all. They brought in another guy but that didn’t really bother me at all."

"I knew they were going to bring in guys. That’s his philosophy and that’s my philosophy. The best way to get a guy is to create competition and let the best player win. Technically I’m going to a team that has a starter coming back, and I’m going to try to take the job from him.”

If Grigsby can do that, 2008 will be a big year. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent next offseason for the first time, and that business side of football played a large part in his decision. Grigsby said he had no hard feelings about the lack of interest the Chiefs showed in keeping him.

“I’m not mad at anybody for that,” he said. “I had an absolutely wonderful time in Kansas City, some of the best days of my life. I’m still going to keep my house there and it’ll be where I reside in the offseason hopefully. Maybe I’ll come back and raise my family there someday.”

“My entire life is in Kansas City. All my closest friends are there – Jared Allen (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=2980078), Brodie Croyle (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=2980118) and other guys. My friends and family are there. It was the best place for family to be able to experience football with me, and we had three years of unbelievable memories. It brought us nothing but absolute joy to be able to fellowship together like that and be around one another.”

And in that light, Grigsby said he appreciated the fans he connected with in his three years as a Chief. He never forgot his roots as a son of the Midwest and felt he could connect with the average ticket holder at Arrowhead Stadium.

“I feel like I got along so well with the fans because I was always one of them,” said Grigsby. “I was just fortunate enough to get an opportunity to play for the Kansas City Chiefs. Before I played for them I was a fan of the players they had and NFL football in general. I just figure I’d never really forget where I came from, and people appreciated that and it allowed us to get along. Being a little bit outgoing and not being scared to rip your shirt off never hurts anything, either.”

“Maybe if it all goes right I can do my thing and I’ll end up back there. I never burn a bridge and I have no regrets.”

BigVE
03-05-2008, 04:48 PM
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“Maybe if it all goes right I can do my thing and I’ll end up back there. I never burn a bridge and I have no regrets.”



What? Maybe as Jared Allen's bouncer/security for his new club/restaurant!

Deberg_1990
03-05-2008, 04:48 PM
“Maybe if it all goes right I can do my thing and I’ll end up back there.

Oh god, lets hope not.

Buh Bye...

kc rush
03-05-2008, 04:50 PM
And Nick said that Boomer would be "Irreplaceable", I guess he was wrong. SHOCKING!

Hoover
03-05-2008, 06:06 PM
http://kan.scout.com/2/734604.html

“I’m a big believer in Herm Edwards’ philosophies. I’m a big believer that Herm Edwards will win a championship and I’m a big believer in his program. I’m not scared of competition at all. They brought in another guy but that didn’t really bother me at all."

"I knew they were going to bring in guys. That’s his philosophy and that’s my philosophy. The best way to get a guy is to create competition and let the best player win.”

Question: Since Folk Hero Boomer is a huge believer in Herm and his philosophy, does that mean all of his fans now think Herm will win a championship in KC?

Just wondering

Mr. Laz
03-05-2008, 06:13 PM
good luck to him .... hope he enjoy lots of success against everyone except the chiefs.

the Talking Can
03-05-2008, 06:24 PM
that's a classy response....I don't care that he is leaving, but he clearly gets the bigger picture of life, just be thankful for what you have....

hell, he's going to earn a check for 4-5 years, that's a lot of money....

Buehler445
03-05-2008, 06:30 PM
that's a classy response....I don't care that he is leaving, but he clearly gets the bigger picture of life, just be thankful for what you have....

hell, he's going to earn a check for 4-5 years, that's a lot of money....

Good take, Can. It's tough to find guys with character. It's too bad he wasn't a standout athlete.

Micjones
03-05-2008, 06:37 PM
:bravo:

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 06:40 PM
Take care, Boomer. :thumb:

Skip Towne
03-05-2008, 06:49 PM
Buh bye, Boomer. Good luck.

siberian khatru
03-05-2008, 06:55 PM
Good guy, hard worker, really appreciate his dedication to the game.

But we need to get more talent in here (although I don't know if Hoyte is the answer).

eazyb81
03-05-2008, 06:58 PM
Good football player, great guy. I hope he's successful in Miami.

HonestChieffan
03-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Hes a good kid. If we play them I hope he kicks Chief ass.

Deberg_1990
03-05-2008, 07:41 PM
I hope he kicks Chief ass.


Why would u wish that?

He wont, but why would u want that??

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Hes a good kid. If we play them I hope he kicks Chief ass.I don't know that I like him that much.

kstater
03-05-2008, 07:48 PM
Grigsby, by his own admission, is an example of the classic NFL overachiever.

I like the kid and all, but what exactly did Boomer Overachieve on? Failing at LB or being mediocre at FB.

Spicy McHaggis
03-05-2008, 07:49 PM
The guy has made the best of a long-shot. Good luck to him, he's got a great attitude.

StcChief
03-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Good guy, hard worker, really appreciate his dedication to the game.

But we need to get more talent in here (although I don't know if Hoyte is the answer).

yeah. Boomer is going for best opportunity and if Chan didn't give him that... Let Parcells and co. do that for another rebuilder the 'phins......

I hope he makes Carl/Chan and whomever was involved in the decision process eat their hat as a bad decision.

Good luck Boomer give 'em hell for W.Illinois folks.

mikey23545
03-05-2008, 08:09 PM
Most likely, anyone who speaks badly of Boomer Grigsby just has some inferiority complex/little-dick issues running through their skulls.

Good luck to a real down-to-earth, likeable guy - not the kind often found in professional sports.

Iowanian
03-05-2008, 08:18 PM
Classy.

That response is why I wish success for Boomer.

Good luck.

Deberg_1990
03-05-2008, 08:22 PM
Most likely, anyone who speaks badly of Boomer Grigsby just has some inferiority complex/little-dick issues running through their skulls.



Yea, i feel bad for wanting talented football players on my team. What am i thinking??

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 08:22 PM
Most likely, anyone who speaks badly of Boomer Grigsby just has some inferiority complex/little-dick issues running through their skulls.

Good luck to a real down-to-earth, likeable guy - not the kind often found in professional sports.All people care about is what they can do on the field. It's scary what some people will say about a guy if he doesn't perform up to their expectations.

Turley's another one who seems like a really good guy, that gets ripped to shreds around here.

I understand it... if it's kept to football related stuff. I.E. "He sucks." ... fine. "**** that worthless piece of shit."... uncool. :shake:

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 08:23 PM
Yea, i feel bad for wanting talented football players on my team. What am i thinking??No... I don't think that was his point at all. (Not that I speak for mikey.)

jettio
03-05-2008, 08:39 PM
Boomer was a fifth round draft pick, not an unrestricted free agent.

He was a better athlete than he was a football player. He had a good college career playing against lesser athletes, but he has not played up to his draft position.

Maybe he is nice to jock-sniffers, but his partying with Jared Allen led Allen to DUI suspensions.

Whitlock's nickname for him "Rudy" turned out to be appropriate, except for the fact that ND's Rudy was a walk-on and not a waste of a draft pick.

Fruit Ninja
03-05-2008, 08:47 PM
Him leaving KC just means something good will happen to him. Happens to them all.

T-post Tom
03-05-2008, 09:03 PM
Good luck, Boom.

mikey23545
03-05-2008, 09:18 PM
Yea, i feel bad for wanting talented football players on my team. What am i thinking??

You'll never get it dickweed....Just quit trying.

mikey23545
03-05-2008, 09:19 PM
No... I don't think that was his point at all. (Not that I speak for mikey.)

Now <i>you</i> get it, my friend.

chagrin
03-05-2008, 09:21 PM
he didn't grab my heart and he didn't do diddly while here, but I don't wish him any bad luck; keep working on it dude, best of luck...and thank God I'll never see that hideous avatar of him again

mikey23545
03-05-2008, 09:21 PM
Yea, i feel bad for wanting talented football players on my team. What am i thinking??

Oh, and good luck with that little-dick thing.

rocks
03-05-2008, 09:40 PM
Best of Luck to him! I never thought he would make it out of his first camp but his willingness to work hard and great attitude got him through. I have had the pleasure of meeting Bommer and his family in River Falls(loved the t-shirts) and they are great people. I would call Medlock a wasted pick not a 5th round kid that we got some actual use out of.

boogblaster
03-05-2008, 11:03 PM
Boom has class ....

blueballs
03-06-2008, 02:15 AM
and the trampoline tour around the league begins

Consistent1
03-06-2008, 04:14 AM
Well, **** the Planet. It hasn't been that much fun to be on here. The Chiefs fans are as dumb as Edwards, you guys are stuck with what you have. I was never even treated half-way right on here. Dumb hicks that are going to be bitching again at this time next year, wonder why? This board sure does have a lot of inbred mother-****ers. I do like Mecca though, good luck to you my friend.

Miles
03-06-2008, 04:31 AM
Highly likable guy and I hope he makes the best of things in Miami.

jjjayb
03-06-2008, 06:50 AM
Good luck Boomer! I'll always wish well for any NFL player who tailgates with the fans after the game. You've got real class.

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2008, 07:21 AM
I wish he had as much talent as personality. Hopefully he sticks in Miami, though.

Well, **** the Planet. It hasn't been that much fun to be on here. The Chiefs fans are as dumb as Edwards, you guys are stuck with what you have. I was never even treated half-way right on here. Dumb hicks that are going to be bitching again at this time next year, wonder why? This board sure does have a lot of inbred mother-****ers. I do like Mecca though, good luck to you my friend.Who the **** are you?

StcChief
03-06-2008, 09:19 AM
Well, **** the Planet. It hasn't been that much fun to be on here. The Chiefs fans are as dumb as Edwards, you guys are stuck with what you have. I was never even treated half-way right on here. Dumb hicks that are going to be bitching again at this time next year, wonder why? This board sure does have a lot of inbred mother-****ers. I do like Mecca though, good luck to you my friend.
hey in-Consistent1 go back to left coast.... and take Mr.USC (aka Mecca) with you. Happy earthquakes

vailpass
03-06-2008, 09:55 AM
Well, **** the Planet. It hasn't been that much fun to be on here. The Chiefs fans are as dumb as Edwards, you guys are stuck with what you have. I was never even treated half-way right on here. Dumb hicks that are going to be bitching again at this time next year, wonder why? This board sure does have a lot of inbred mother-****ers. I do like Mecca though, good luck to you my friend.

So you are superior to the people here and don't want anything to do with them yet you have been a member since 2005 and have 160 posts?
Can I consider this your farewell post?

Sure-Oz
03-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Well, **** the Planet. It hasn't been that much fun to be on here. The Chiefs fans are as dumb as Edwards, you guys are stuck with what you have. I was never even treated half-way right on here. Dumb hicks that are going to be bitching again at this time next year, wonder why? This board sure does have a lot of inbred mother-****ers. I do like Mecca though, good luck to you my friend.

this is the first post ive ever seen from you, goodluck

Frosty
03-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Well, **** the Planet. It hasn't been that much fun to be on here. The Chiefs fans are as dumb as Edwards, you guys are stuck with what you have. I was never even treated half-way right on here. Dumb hicks that are going to be bitching again at this time next year, wonder why? This board sure does have a lot of inbred mother-****ers. I do like Mecca though, good luck to you my friend.

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