Like many of his Chiefs teammates, DE Wallace Gilberry will be holding a camp for young football players before he reports to St. Joseph for training camp. But unlike the other camps, Gilberry will be bringing one of his fellow Chiefs along for the ride.
He plans on bringing Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and several other pro and college players to assist.
“I’m going to try to touch every position and try to give them life lessons that they can take with them for the rest of their lives,” Gilberry said.
Gilberry, who lives in the Spanish Fort [Alabama] area, chose Robertsdale because of its central location in the county.
“I’m from Bay Minette and I love my city, and Spanish Fort is closer (to where I live),” he said. “But I’m trying to reach out to not only the kids in Bay Minette and Spanish Fort, but also the kids in Foley, Fairhope, Gulf Shores, kids from all over Baldwin County who want to come and get some work in.”
Gilberry has been busy working with his personal trainer of three years, Lyley Henley from the Athlete Factory. Gilberry is due to report to Kansas City’s training camp July 29.
If you are looking for a player from last year’s team to watch during training camp, Gilberry is your guy.
Sure, Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe will make for big stories in Charlie Wies’ offense, but Gilberry has been the Chiefs best pass rusher not named Hali and has his eyes on a big contract next offseason.
When Todd Haley talks about needing players on the front seven to improve in order for Kansas City to maintain a pass rush, he isn’t just talking about Glenn Dorsey and Tamba Hali. Gilberry has proven he can get to the quarterback, now he needs to prove he can be more than just a third down player.