Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kelsay retires, won't 'dwell on' lack of playoff action


One of Chris Kelsay's goals as a professional football player was to end his career with the Buffalo Bills, the team that drafted him in 2003. He completed that goal.

Wednesday, the 10-year veteran defensive end announced his retirement, calling it quits after a decade's worth of work that saw him make 32.5 sacks and 440 tackles in 147 games. (photo: LostBob, Flickr)

But despite playing for double-digits worth of years for the same franchise, Kelsay was unable to make a single playoff appearance, something he regrets but won't "dwell on."

“... obviously it is something that is frustrating,” Kelsay said, via ”Something that we did not achieve as a team. Obviously the goal was to make the playoffs and to contend for a championship. In my 10 years here we were unable to do that. It is a tough pill to swallow, but it is one that I am willing to swallow and move on."

Kelsay, who has been far from an impact player as of late but has been a through-and-through Bill all along, focused on the positive takeaways.

“I think there is more to it in this business," he said. "I have learned a lot of lessons. I have met a lot of people and established a lot of relationships that will last a lifetime. So I will not really dwell on (never making the playoffs). To move forward and like I said, start the next chapter of my life. I look forward to doing that.”

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