New Chiefs GM Dorsey Has Prepared For This Task from KC Star
Dorsey, who will be introduced today as the Chiefs' new general manager, spent 21 years in the Packers organization as a scout and later director of college scouting under highly regarded general managers Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson. His opinion went a long way in determining the club's draft choices that produced three Super Bowl teams and two world champions.
"I noticed under both Ron and Ted, John speaks out, he's well prepared," Harlan, now the club's chairman emeritus after retiring in 2007. "They listened to him. He will say this guy is a prospect, or he's not. He's not afraid to put somebody down if other people are praising him and he doesn't like him. He'll say why doesn't like him.
"He's just as quick to tell everybody about the talents a player has and how he thinks he'll fit in with Green Bay. He's patterned himself to build a football team the way they built the Green Bay Packers. He'll build through the draft. He'll be very cautious on his free agency ...but he knows talent."
Chiefs To Interview Tony Sparano from ESPN
Tony Sparano is scheduled to interview Monday for the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive line coaching job, league sources told ESPN.
The Chiefs and new head coach Andy Reid had been in serious negotiations with George Warhop for the offensive-line job. But Warhop decided to remain with the Cleveland Browns.
Bob Sutton is the latest to join that group, with the Jets linebackers coach headed to the Kansas City Chiefs to be their defensive coordinator. Bob Sutton joined the Jets in 2000, coaching the linebackers throughout his tenure while also holding other various responsibilities throughout his time inNew York. Sutton served as defensive coordinator in 2006-2008, prior to Rex Ryan's arrival. Before working with the Jets, Bob Sutton coached the Armyfootball team from 1991-1999.
In other news, former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano will interview for the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line job. That would be a demotion from his perch as offensive coordinator this season, reflecting the league-wide view of the Jets offense. Tony Sparano has gone from head coach to offensive coordinator, and now potentially down to offensive line coach, over the course of two offseasons.
Russel Wilson Did What He Could, But A Pair Of Matty Ices Sealed The Deal from The Hartford Courant
Central Connecticut graduate Scott Pioli no longer runs the Kansas City Chiefs, but the franchise will still have strong ties to our state. UConn graduate John Dorsey will be introduced as general manager Monday, joining the Chiefs after 13 years with the Packers. And ESPN reports new Chiefs coach Andy Reid will interview New Haven's Tony Sparano for the position of offensive line coach. Sparano, former head coach at UNH, was recently fired as Jets' offensive coordinator.