Hey, Phins fans. This is Adam Best, lead writer from Arrowhead Addict. As someone who covers the Kansas City Chiefs and used to cover the Miami Dolphins as well, Brian asked me to assess Boomer Grigsby for his readers.
First off, there’s one thing you should know. The guy is a rock star. After Tony Gonzalez and Jared Allen, Boom was the most popular Chief left on the roster. I’m dead serious. He had his own radio show and you saw as many Boomer Grigsby jerseys at Arrowhead as you would those of young stars Derrick Johnson and Dwayne Bowe on Sundays. From his off-the-field candor to his on-the-field craziness, the mohawked madman will be a hit with Phins fans.
Now, as a player. Boomer’s a great special teams performer. The guy wouldn’t fear tackling a train, and will bust wedges or do whatever it asked of him. As a defender he’s a bit slow, but a solid tackler who craves contact. As a fullback he’s inexperienced. He did make some strides last season, his first playing the new position. He’s not afraid to crack some facemasks, but he will have to do a better job staying on his feet and sustaining blocks after the initial contact has been delivered. He’s not there yet, but I think he could potentially be a quality fullback. Let me clarify that–blocking fullback. The guy isn’t going to get any carries or make any catches.
We Chiefs fans are certainly going to miss Boomer. He was best friends with Brodie Croyle and Jared Allen, and many thought that just by keeping him around we could keep those two happy. Didn’t happen. Instead the Dolphins get the kind of smash-mouth utility player the roster seemed to lack a year ago. I think this is a great fit–Boom’s a Bill Parcells guy for sure.
Hope that helps…