So have the seven games he’s played this season done anything to alter his original perception of the organization?
“No, not at all,’’ Gregory said. “We have a lot of really good football players in this locker room and that’s the perception from the outside, also. It’s a good football team, coached well, and a lot of guys who play hard, do their job, week in and week out.
“If you don’t bring your A game, it’s a tough team to beat.’’
And that’s precisely the kind of team Gregory signed up to play for.
“We just want to be a group of guys who goes out and plays physical and plays hard and plays smart,” he said. “You can win football games when you do those things.’’
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