Grigsby: In The Eyes Of A Chiefs Fan


Boomer Grigsby - KCChiefs.comHey, 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…

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  • http://www.miamidolphins.co.uk Shady

    Thanks for the heads up Adam. Sounds like he’ll be a good addition :-)

  • Matt

    you know free agency is getting boring when we get an article on a special teams player haha

  • http://www.Phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Reminds me of Larry Izzo.

  • http://www.miamidolphins.co.uk Shady

    I’ve been rummaging around on the ‘net and reading a few boards and articles and my conclusion: I actually like what I’m seeing. Downside? I see injuries on the horizon for this guy and a bench/PS role as an FB…

  • http://www.Phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Why injuries?  He will be asked to do the same thing he has been doing his whole career, break up the wedge.  I don’t think they hit any harder in the East…LOL

  • MisterX

    Brian, I said something to Shady yesterday about Izzo also!! ha ha  Hey, talking special teams certainly isn’t as glamorous as say quarterbacks or wide receivers but I think we could all agree that guys like this can shape a team.  Imagine kicking off to start a game and "BOOM  he’s  on his back!!" (madden reference)

  • http://www.Phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    I think we can also agree that our special teams suck!  LOL

  • MisterX

    touché

  • http://www.miamidolphins.co.uk Shady

    "I think we can also agree that our special teams suck!  LOL" I disagree. ‘Suck’ would be an upgrade! :-)

  • http://www.Phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    LOL

     

  • Mike

    He’s not kidding – Boomer really did have is own show.  Not bad for a ST pro, eh? http://theboomergrigsbyshow.libsyn.com/