Broncos In The Trade Market For A DT?
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Networks writes that the Denver Broncos could considering trading for defensive tackle that could step in and help solidify their interior defensive line.
Lombardi suggests that Sedrick Ellis of the Saints and Glenn Dorsey of the Chiefs could be two speculative options for the Broncos once the trade deadline nears.
The Broncos would have to be willing to part with draft picks in return for either player. Both Ellis and Dorsey will be free agents at the end of the season, so it does make sense that the Chiefs and Saints would at least field phone calls regarding both players.
I don't mind seeing Dorsey go it appears that we have found adequate replacement in Ropati IMO. But at what price should be given for the former 1st round pick of KC? Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football for Louisiana State University,(LSU), received All American honors twice, and was recognized as the top college defensive player. He signed a five year, 51 million contract with 23 million guaranteed in 2008. Dorsey has switched positions to accommodate the scheme change, and he now plays defensive end. Dorsey Started 14 of 16 games during the 09 season and had 54 tackles and 1 sack. In 2010 he started all 16 games and had 69 tackles and 2 sacks. In 2011 Dorsey had 62 tackles, but no sacks, therefore getting injured in 2012 has seen limited game action in 3 games.The Chiefs have been running a 3-4 scheme for 3 of Dorsey's 4 seasons, first under defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and then under RAC as both DC and now HC. While much of the league has been trending toward penetrating, aggressive defensive fronts, with more 3-4 defenses playing one gap fronts, the Chiefs have maintained an old school two gap defense. This wont surprise anybody who watched the way the Patriots played defense under RAC, but it does swim against the stream in terms of how the rest of the league has been playing. The Patriots used to have big, stout two gaping defensive linemen and relied on the linebackers behind them to make plays, and the Chiefs today have not lived up to emulating that defense. Dorsey has become expendable in the 2012 season, his final season, in KC with the emergence of two other linemen, his back-ups, while he has been injured. In a contract year and the Chiefs sitting at the bye 1-5 in the standings and the fans calling for change, Could KC let a rival AFC West team in Denver give enough in terms of a draft pick to keep their playoff hopes alive this year. Or do the KC Chiefs either let Dorsey walk at the end of the season or resign the reliable run stuffer?
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