From the Fanposts. Nice theories. -Joel
It struck me as odd that the tight-lipped Dorsey I have seen the past 2 months would come out with an interview out of nowhere and randomly start to spew out comments about this year's QB draft class being subpar. To many, this was reiterating the obvious; however, as history tells us, QBs tend to rise whether they are warranted to do so or not. In this day's age of off-season back and forth, one must never look at comments as always innocent and see that perhaps there are reasons for Dorsey to say what he did. Here's what I think:
1) Dorsey has immediately created leverage in discussion with Branden Albert. Mayock and many others have reiterated that offensive line is the way to go early on this draft. The Chiefs have the number 1 pick and can easily select a potential franchise left tackle in Joeckel. The Chiefs can force Albert to test the market and be in a position of leverage.
2) Dorsey has raised the trade value of the #1 pick (only slightly). If the Chiefs do indeed set their eyes on the best player available, it could force other teams who value a certain player to trade up when they know the Chiefs will not force a pick.
3) Dorsey has made it all the more important for the current QBs to prove themselves even more. Dorsey wasn't the only one to do this. All the pundits have forced Geno Smith and others to go beyond what they may think they have to.
These comments may have potential made them lose leverage in conversations with other teams for a QB. However, I don't believe it is as harmful as teams will often negotiate with their own interests in mind than the Chiefs. Nonetheless, it could make KC look desperate.
I could be totally overblowing these ideas; however, Dorsey seems careful with his words and such a press-release to me seems hardly haphazard.