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Mardy Gilyard: ‘Everyone Here Is Humble And Hungry’


Former Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard is happy to be a Kansas City Chief.

Gliyard has had a rough road since being drafted into the NFL in the fourth round by the St. Louis Rams in 2010. The WR has since been cut by the Rams and has been cut by the Jets and the Eagles twice.

Still, Gilyard’s time in Philly got him a shot in this offseason in Kansas City under former Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Gilyard has an uphill battle to make the roster with the Chiefs but the receiver position is turbulent enough that there is a chance for anyone could emerge this season.

In a recent article by Sean Keeler of Fox Sports, Gilyard is quoted talking about what his favorite part of being a Chief is.

“The best part of being a Chief is that everybody here is humble and hungry,” Gilyard said. “And those are the two H’s that you really need on a team. You need a humble team that’s hungry.”

It isn’t hard to see why most of the Chiefs are humble and hungry. The roster is one of the youngest in the league and most of the players have never won anything.

Keeler’s article on Gilyard is definitely worth a read. It details a period in Gilyard’s life when he was homeless and living in a borrowed car.

What do you think, Addicts? Does Gilyard have a shot to make the roster as a backup WR/KR?

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  • berttheclock

    Great point about being “humble and hungry”. Yes, young players who are there to become part and parcel of the team and not, simply, concentrating on their respective “bling”.
    But, there is another I wish to see. The undrafted FA with a chip on his shoulder and wanting to prove to the NFL higher-ups, they were all wrong about him. I watched a recent study on NFL.Network about the greatest UFAs. John Randle was a very fierce pass rusher and was devastating to offenses. It was said he played every down with a huge chip on his shoulder due to the fact he had been overlooked in the draft.

  • Lyle Graversen

    I think Bowe, Baldwin, Avery, and McCluster are pretty much locks for the roster. After that I think it’s a wide open dog fight for the last two spots. Wylie, Gilyard, Hemmingway, Copper, Newsome, Bellamy, and Richards could all earn a spot with a stand out camp.

    • berttheclock

      Possible August recall of a defective lock. No, not Schlage or a Ford vehicle, but, Baldwin.

      • Michael Shaw

        Huh? Did I miss something here?

        • sidibeke

          He’s saying he thinks that Baldwin is not a lock to make the roster and could end up not making the team.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I like Hemingway a lot as a possession receiver.

      I think a surprise player in this offense could be old Terry Copper.

      • cd3382

        I agree with with you on Hemingway, especially when he really didn’t have anyone throwing to him in college. Copper is one of those guys who is just a football player and he will stick on a NFL roster because of his great special teams play, it’s hard to cut a guy like that.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Two of the six receivers Reid will keep are likely to play Special Teams. I could see a situation where he and Wylie fight it out for that 6th spot.

  • Tony Parker

    Agree with Lyle. Here is hoping that Baldwin will discover his talents, he should be attending the Fitzgerald WR camp. thinkng Hemingway might surprise this year. All in all, here is hoping whoever makes the lineup will catch balls and contribute to a winning season.

    • KCMikeG

      I agree on Hemingway. He was hurt last year but has nice potential. I like Gilyard to make the team too. Does anyone know if Bowe, Baldwin or anyone else is at Fitz’s camp this year??

    • Chris Tarrants

      You gotta say it right though. Its ” Big Play Hemmingway” I am not a Michigan fan by any stretch but something about this kid is special!

  • Johnny Cash

    I really like Devon Wylie out of Fresno State. He has return skills somewhat similar to Dante Hall. He’s just one inch taller and has the same weight (187) and also runs a 4.3 40. Give him space(which Alex will do effortlessly in this new offense), and the guy just makes you miss, I love the way he cuts. He could be like a Brandon Stokley, Jordy Nelson, Wes Welker kinda receiver if he can just stay healthy. Let Avery take the #2 receiver and Mccluster be in the slot and Baldwin at #4(big, tall receivers thrive at #4 in the west coast). Then when you have all 5 receivers on the field at once, Wylie could be #5. You could keep one more #6 receiver on the roster and it’s anybodies to grab. I like either Hemingway, Copper or Gilyard as the #6, whoever stands out with pads on.