I have finally had it with KC fans (or are they really KC fan for not knowing the following) posting that G. DORSEY is still a concern to them within the KC D scheme. I'm not sure where the unfounded concern comes from but I can say with certainty that it can only be based on pure sheepish attitudes combined with pure laziness.
Check the NFL DL stats from 2010 and note who the number two 3-4 based DE in tackles in 2010 was (number 5 overall DL'man in the entire NFL).
Then check the G. DORSEY's ascending career numbers:
Does that surprise you? It doesn't surprise me because unlike others, I have been patiently watching #72 grow his craft at the NFL level. We seem to all know his journey started out as a 4-3 DT, a position he was comortable with coming out of the NCAA as a highly projected top 5 pick. Then he abruptly had the scheme changed on him and a new regime pressing him to do more than what he was familiar with as a young D-lineman.
He even found himself in a doghouse with the new HC for a spell while trying to improve his individual game alongside less than stellar talent during his 3 year professional tenure.
Through it all, he kept his head down, his mouth (for the most part) shut and has performed like a pro.
His individual numbers have only done one thing as a Chief, they have ascended in every season.
Better yet, albeit with the assistance from scheme continuity and improving team talent, KC also saw their overall NFL D ranking rise from #30 in 2009 to 14th overall in 2010.
Yes, all stats can be used to show whatever you want but when combined with the eye test and team improvement, stats can assist in telling a complete story.
So, what more do you want form the guy? <--That's rhetorical btw.
All I want from any athlete I enjoy watching play pro sports is to see them act like pros and progress in their craft.
#72-G. DORSEY-DE has served this fan and his team well in regards to those simple requests.
Give the guy some kudos for his determination to get better and enjoy watching him and his improving cast, get to where they say the want to go, the Superbowl!
Go 2011-2012 KC CHIEFS!