Whenever a Patriots player is released or allowed to explore their free-agent options, the common line of thinking is that they’ll head to Kansas City, Atlanta or anywhere else with ties to coach Bill Belichick. That’s happening now as speculation heats up with Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
The 1,000-yard rusher from 2010 is going to be a free agent, and if he’s not signed with New England, even the Chiefs official website thinks it’s a possibility that Law Firm lands in Kansas City. With Scott Pioli as GM and former Pats defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel as head coach, it would make sense.
Yet Crennel said things have changed since he left New England. The schemes, for instance, aren’t the same. Oh, and don’t just think every player set loose by the Patriots is headed his way.