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FRCDFED
08-17-2011, 10:14 AM
Not much but its football and its Chiefs related.......

Kelly Gregg fits right in with Chiefs

August, 16, 2011 Aug 169:10PM ETEmail Print Comments168 By Bill Williamson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- When it was time for Kelly Gregg to consider signing with other teams after being cut by Baltimore, the 12-year veteran stopped looking when he heard the Kansas City Chiefs were interested.

The nose tackle was looking to go to a team in which he could be a leader, but also still have a legitimate chance to win.

I wanted to go to an up-and-comer, the outgoing Gregg said Tuesday. When you think of up-and-comers, the Chiefs are the first team to roll off your lips.

I love it here. There is so much talent here on both sides of the ball. This team is going to be really good. Im glad to be here.

The Chiefs coaching staff is thrilled to have Gregg. He has been a standout at camp and is a standout run stuffer. He solidifies the Chiefs defensive front. Kansas City was looking for a nose tackle since before the lockout, and when Gregg was a salary-cap casualty in Baltimore, the Chiefs jumped on him.

Gregg helps fill a leadership void left after linebacker Mike Vrabel retired. He has taken to the role well and his presence in the young defensive-line meeting room has been welcome, coaches say.

Im happy to be a leader, Gregg said. I had a lot of guys in Baltimore help me over the years, so now its my turn to help the young guys here. Its easy because they are all good players.

FRCDFED
08-17-2011, 10:15 AM
Its a nice change of pace to see quality players look to KC as a possible destination in FA.

SuperChief
08-17-2011, 10:17 AM
Not much but its football and its Chiefs related.......

Kelly Gregg fits right in with Chiefs

August, 16, 2011 Aug 169:10PM ETEmail Print Comments168 By Bill Williamson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- When it was time for Kelly Gregg to consider signing with other teams after being cut by Baltimore, the 12-year veteran stopped looking when he heard the Kansas City Chiefs were interested.

The nose tackle was looking to go to a team in which he could be a leader, but also still have a legitimate chance to win.

I wanted to go to an up-and-comer, the outgoing Gregg said Tuesday. When you think of up-and-comers, the Chiefs are the first team to roll off your lips. I love it here. There is so much talent here on both sides of the ball. This team is going to be really good. Im glad to be here.

The Chiefs coaching staff is thrilled to have Gregg. He has been a standout at camp and is a standout run stuffer. He solidifies the Chiefs defensive front. Kansas City was looking for a nose tackle since before the lockout, and when Gregg was a salary-cap casualty in Baltimore, the Chiefs jumped on him.

Gregg helps fill a leadership void left after linebacker Mike Vrabel retired. He has taken to the role well and his presence in the young defensive-line meeting room has been welcome, coaches say.

Im happy to be a leader, Gregg said. I had a lot of guys in Baltimore help me over the years, so now its my turn to help the young guys here. Its easy because they are all good players.

This part really gets me excited. It's great to see what optimism can do for a franchise and their fanbase.

J Diddy
08-17-2011, 10:25 AM
Its a nice change of pace to see quality players look to KC as a possible destination in FA.

Instead of using KC as leverage to drive the price up for their intended destination.

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-17-2011, 10:27 AM
Nice.

grey redstar
08-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Ravens fan here. You guys got a helluva player in Gregg! I know he is a year older, but I think he will be better this year than last. This season he will be two years removed from micro-fracture surgery on his knee, and thats a two year recovery to get back to 100%. Great player and team guy.

SuperChief
08-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Ravens fan here. You guys got a helluva player in Gregg! I know he is a year older, but I think he will be better this year than last. This season he will be two years removed from micro-fracture surgery on his knee, and thats a two year recovery to get back to 100%. Great player and team guy.

Good to know. Hopefully it all comes to fruition.

FRCDFED
08-17-2011, 10:55 AM
I'm just really anxious to see improvement in the defensive front 7. It's been a while since we were pushing OL's backwards and wreaking havoc. I'm hoping that we have the pieces in place coupled with another year under Crennel will cause our defense to disrupt like the Steelers or the older Giants.

mlyonsd
08-17-2011, 11:01 AM
I hope this is finally the year we separate Manning's upper half from his lower half so it takes two stretchers to roll him off his own home field.

And then we do the same to his brother in the SB.

JASONSAUTO
08-17-2011, 11:13 AM
but i thought he was a disappointment in camp so far...

rocknrolla
08-17-2011, 11:17 AM
I hope this is finally the year we separate Manning's upper half from his lower half so it takes two stretchers to roll him off his own home field.

And then we do the same to his brother in the SB.

You mean his brother that thinks he is as good as Tom Brady?

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/6868654/eli-manning-sees-same-class-new-england-patriots-tom-brady

Eli Manning is a top-caliber quarterback. Well, at least he says he is.

The New York Giants quarterback didn't shy away when, as a Tuesday guest on "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN New York 1050, he was asked if he is in the same class as three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

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"I consider myself in that class," said Manning, the MVP of Super Bowl XLII. "Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year. He started off winning championships and I think he's a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships.

"I think now he's grown up and gotten better every year and that's what I'm trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best."

While Manning is regarded as a very good quarterback by many -- he has led the Giants to the playoffs in four of his seven seasons as the full-time starter -- there is often hesitation to place him among the elite in the game. Manning was fifth in the league in passing yards (4,002) and fourth in touchdown passes (31) last season, but his 25 interceptions is the number that jumps out the most.

When explaining why he feels he's an elite quarterback, Manning said the Giants have an offense that puts him in a good situation. Their physical run game opens the play-action, a facet of the game that he performs well in. He recalled just one interception on play-action and said he's good with the ball in those situations.

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"I'm not a 25-interception quarterback, I know that," Manning said. "That's going to be fixed and it should be a good year."

It could be a challenge for Manning to live up to his claim this year, as the Giants swung and missed on their receiving targets this offseason.

Two of Manning's former safety valves, tight end Kevin Boss and wide receiver Steve Smith, have signed with new teams, with Boss heading to Oakland and Smith signing with NFC East rival Philadelphia. It's still unknown who will be the Giants' No. 3 receiver at this point.

The Giants also watched Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress spurn them to sign with the New York Jets, despite Burress coming to the Giants' facility and meeting with former teammates and coach Tom Coughlin. During Burress' brief stay, however, he and Manning didn't meet; Manning said he was busy preparing.

Though the two worked well together on the field in their nearly four seasons together, highlighted by their Super Bowl title in 2007, Manning didn't visit Burress while he was in prison on a firearms charge. Manning said he called Burress once he got out of prison in June, but didn't want to have it be a big deal if he visited Burress.

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Manning said Tuesday that he was indecisive on some aspects of whether he wanted to reunite with the talented, troublesome receiver, without saying yes or no as to whether he wanted Burress back. He also reiterated why he didn't publicly lobby for Burress to rejoin the Giants.

"I didn't want to put my owners in a spot. I didn't want to put my other teammates in a spot [by] saying that I thought we needed him because then, all of a sudden, it would be in the papers that Eli didn't think his receivers were good enough or something like that," Manning said.

"It's not my job to go out there and promote for somebody. I'm trying to get better and if they want to bring him in, great, and we'll get back to work and see how we can get better. I didn't know what the circumstances were. It wasn't going to be a case of me going after it and make a decision whether Plaxico is coming to the Giants. It was going to be some other factors."