Chiefs Name John Dorsey General Manager from The Mothership
Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has named John Dorsey the sixth General Manager in franchise history.
"John's outstanding track record as a talent evaluator and his experience helping to build a successful organization make him an ideal choice for our next general manager," Hunt said. "He is a respected player personnel executive and a person of high integrity who I believe will work very well with Coach Reid. I'm excited to have both John and Andy on board to build our football team."
Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey Introductory Press Conference from The Mothership
Q: What made this job different than other job offers you received in the last few years?
DORSEY: "It was the perfect storm. You know what I mean by that? This is my dream job. It always has been. Ever since I met my wife in 1993, I've always wanted to and I've always dreamt about being the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs one day."
Dorsey learned in his time at Green Bay to be true to the draft board and not reach to fill a position. It's why the Packers would take players at positions even though the need was not necessarily there.
"You spent all those months as a group staying true to your board," Dorsey said, "and all of a sudden you have to jump a player because of positional needs? I don't think you do that. We have proven you don't do that.
"We took Jordy (Nelson) ... Randall Cobb, " he said of second-round picks at wide receiver, "players we were deep at in specific positions and let them evolve into their careers and let their abilities play out because ultimately what we're trying to do is get good football players on this roster."
New GM John Dorsey Has A Real KC Love Story from KC Star
They were two adults, each career-focused, and the truth is neither thought much would come of the date. How could it? John lived in Wisconsin. Trish in Kansas City. That's a lot of airline miles, and it's not like either had a lot of free time. John had a busy job with the Packers. Trish worked long hours starting a career in law. But they had these friends, Lamonte and Claire Winston, who just kept insisting and, well, if nothing else at least they'd get a good meal.
So, sure. Dinner. Sounds good. John, this is Trish. Trish, John. They smiled. Shook hands. Sat down. Laughed. And that's when everything changed, because that's what love does...
...This is the story of John Dorsey and his wife, Trisha. When he was introduced as the new Chiefs general manager on Monday, John caught the attention of Kansas City by calling this his "dream job." His reasons had a lot to do with the Chiefs and the Hunt family and family history, but also that dinner at Jack Stack some 15 or 20 years ago.
Dorsey Introduced As New Chiefs GM from The Mothership
How will Dorsey benefit the Chiefs? Among the many ways, his experience in the league as a player certainly will help. However, his wealth of knowledge as a collegiate scout and later as a front office executive will be drawn from right away by coach Reid and company, especially with the Senior Bowl, free agency, the Scouting Combine and the 2013 NFL Draft all taking place within the coming months.
Reid Says Chiefs Will Play 3-4 Defense from KC Star
New coach Andy Reid said Monday the Chiefs would continue to use the 3-4 defensive system they've had in place for four seasons.
"There's been time invested in the 3-4 here," Reid said. "The 3-4 gives you some flexibility. I've run both (defensive systems). I've been involved in both so I understand how they were. The 4-3 is good if you have the right coaches in place and the team is invested in it. But this team here is invested in the 3-4, so let's continue to build it and get better at it."
Chiefs Hire Tommy Brasher To Coach Defensive Line from The Mothership
Coach Andy Reid's staff is nearing completion and came once step closer on Friday, when the team announced Tommy Brasher as its defensive line coach.
NFL experience is priceless in the coaching profession and Brasher has more than his share of it, entering his 25th year in the league.
Kansas City Chiefs Sign New Strength Staff from The Mothership
Every team likes to get stronger in the offseason and the Chiefs staff signed just the guys to make that happen, announcing the hiring of coaches Barry Rubin (Head Strength & Conditioning) and Travis Crittenden (Assistant Strength & Conditioning) on Friday.
Barry Rubin's experience in the strength and conditioning field speaks for itself. He joins the Chiefs after spending the 2010-12 seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, where two years prior, he served the team as an assistant.
Winning teams have lived by the best-player-available mantra to great success, and having a quarterback-friendly coach in Andy Reid on the sideline will make it easier for Dorsey to follow that plan. The Chiefs aren't devoid of talent on either side of the ball and are a candidate to be one of next season's pathetic-to-playoffs teams if they can answer the quarterback question.
Chiefs Introduce GM John Dorsey from The Associated Press via ESPN
"I was like, `If this could possibly work out, would we be at peace with this whole thing?" Dorsey said. "Once Trish was at peace with it, and I was at peace with it, that was a good thing. And then we had to make sure Clark Hunt said yes. And my gosh, when he said yes, I looked right at her, and I said, `You would not believe what that phone call just was."
It was the culmination of more than two decades of work in Green Bay, where Dorsey was instrumental in putting together drafts that helped the Packers win nine division championships, three conference titles and Super Bowls in 1996 and 2010.
"I didn't know a lot about him other than his reputation," Hunt said. "I can't tell you how excited he was. He said, `This is the opportunity I've been waiting for."
A Milestone - Or Two - For County Legislature from The Examiner
Longtime Kansas City Chiefs fans might best remember Fred Arbanas as a star tight end on two Super Bowl teams, but this month brings an anniversary in his much longer off-the-field career.
As of this month, Arbanas, D-Lee's Summit, has been a Jackson County legislator for 40 years, easily the longest of anyone on the Legislature.
AFC West Mock Draft: Take 1 from ESPN
1. Kansas City Chiefs: DL, Star Lotulelei, Utah: It's been well documented that there are no great position fits for the Chiefs at this spot. This is a top player who would add even more young talent to this defense.
Could Geno Smith Be The No. 1 Pick from ESPN
There's always a premium on quarterback play, but as the NFL shifts to a league in love with passers, that's especially true. In a weak class of quarterbacks, Smith has a great shot to be the first one drafted. Could he convince the Kansas City Chiefs to pull the trigger and grab him with the first pick of the draft?
Remembering Super Bowl One from The Epoch Times
The merger of the American Football League and the National Football League led to the need for a championship game. The first contest was played on January 15, 1967. The NFL's Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers squared off against the AFL's underdog Kansas City Chiefs coached by Hank Stram.
Time-Life Photo Gallery: Super Bowl I, 1967
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