In an interview by Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Kelly Gregg only had complimentary things to say about his eleven seasons with the team. Nowadays, so often you see a player switch teams and the moment they put on the other jersey, they badmouth their former team, coaches and teammates. Not Kelly, as he fondly remembers the chance that the Ravens gave him when it appeared no one else in the NFL was even glancing in his direction.
Gregg, affectionately known as "Buddy Lee" for his resemblance to the blue jeans doll in the TV commercial, was a fan favorite as the type of working class guy many people related to. He proved that you could be a bit under-sized but still learn to use your skills to succeed and he anchored the middle of the Ravens defensive line for a decade.
Unfortunately, his cap number was more than the team could handle and he was released last week, but luckily caught on with the Kansas City Chiefs, which are an hour plane ride from his Oklahoma hometown. There he will play and mentor the younger players and we wish him luck in his new gig.