TE Kevin Boss has had a very busy offseason, and has found himself making a lot of news recently. Last week, Boss compared himself and fellow Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki to New England Patriots tight ends, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. On Friday, he decided to stoke the fire of the rivalry between the Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders.
Boss played for the Raiders last season, recording just 28 receptions for 368 yards and three scores. He joined the Chiefs via free agency this season. On Friday, Boss appeared on KCSP radio in Kansas City and stated that he thinks he is on the better side of the Oakland-Kansas City rivalry, transcribed via Sportsradio interviews.
When asked if it is strange staying within the AFC West, Boss responded- “No, not really. I was in Oakland for such a short period of time that it wasn’t really something where I understood the whole Chiefs-Raiders rivalry. I just know now that I’m on the better side of the rivalry..It’s been a great transition and it’s really been a blessing in disguise to have been moved on to greener pastures.” This won’t sit well with Raiders fans.
Boss has shown the ability to tweak fans this offseason seemingly every time he opens his mouth, which has been fairly frequently as of late.
When asked about the firestorm he created when he compared himself and Moeaki to Gronkowski and Hernandez, Boss said he was surprised that his comments received so much attention. “I didn’t realize that that was a quote that had been blown up like that. No, you know, I wasn’t trying to say that we’re gonna have the same production level as those two by any means.”
If he didn’t realize the reaction from that comment, his comment about the Raiders will receive plenty of attention as well, and will find it’s way to the bulletin board of the Raiders. October 28th should be fun to watch as the Raiders visit Kansas City in the first matchup of the season.