No, not a reference to Doug Irwun.
Steve Gregory, on the receiving end of the football, retired.
often maligned in NE, Gregory was a 3rd S, forced to play starters snaps due to por drafting and roster management by the GM. Many blamed Gregory for his physical short comings. But those negative comments were misplaced. Gregory left it all on the field, heart, soul and body, but was simply not physically capable to give any more.
Many here openly wondered why Gregory was playing so many snaps, when they should have been asking why weren't more talented players available?