The KC Chiefs did their best to sign as many players from the Baltimore Ravens team that beat them in last year's playoffs. They gave contracts to Baltimore's beloved Kelly Gregg, and the not so beloved Le'Ron McClain and Jared Gaither. Unfortunately for them, none of the three is living up to expectations in Kansas City.
"The Chiefs picked up a trio of players from the team that knocked them out of last year’s playoffs and right now they aren’t getting the expected returns on those investments. Jared Gaither can’t get on the field (when he did last week he false started), Kelly Gregg is show signs of age and is being out-performed by Amon Gordon, and Le’Ron McClain looks a shadow of the player he was for the Ravens. McClain in Baltimore was a big bodied, punishing lead blocker, runner and receiver; in Kansas City he looks noticeably thinner and doesn’t bring anything like that sort of strength in any facet of the game. McClain is still listed at 260lb but he doesn’t look that big and really struggled in this game with the likes of Henderson brothers. If the intent was to slim McClain down to give him the speed to lead for Jamaal Charles, then the Chiefs will now be desperate to have his power game back."
No one is surprised that Jared Gaither can't play or that LeRon is no longer that bruising FB that he used to be but it is a little surprising that Buddy Lee isn't whipping his young competition on the D line. Could it be that he knows this team is headed nowhere? What does this mean for future Ravens castoffs... will they find it more difficult to get new jobs after King Ozzie gives them their walking papers? Something to think about...