Inside The Bills

Kelsay was about more than sacks

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 27, 2013 – 7:45 pm

Chris Kelsay retires ninth all time, on the Bills list of quarterback sacks.  He finished with 32.5 sacks, including a career high 5.5 sacks in 2006.

But in an appearance Wednesday night on The John Murphy Show, Kelsay downplayed his place on the Bills’ all time sack list.

“It’s always great to be on lists like that,” Kelsay said.  “I’ve never considered myself a natural pass rusher or a sack guy.  I guess when you play in the same place for as long as I have, it adds up after a while.  Lists are good, but that’s not what I hang on my hat on.”

Kelsay told host John Murphy he’d like to be remembered as an all-around defensive end, who contributed more than just pass rush.

“I liked to think of myself as a guy that could play every down,”  he said.  “I played the run and rushed the passer as  good as a team could hope for.  Obviously, you wish you could have more sacks and more game-changing plays, but I think I was a durable player.”

“I know that the coaching staff and the administration knew they could count on me, knew what they were going to get from me each and every week.   That meant more to me than stats do. ”

The entire interview with Chris Kelsay is available at

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