Kansas City Chiefs defensive ends Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson sat down with Shan Shariff of 610 Sports this week talking all things Chiefs defense.
Shariff asked Dorsey if it was fair to label him a run stopper and not a pass stopper.
"I don't think so," Dorsey said. "You play the run on a running play and play the pass on a passing play. I don't think you can say they're run stoppers or pass rushers because you don't know what they're going to do. They might throw the ball on first down in base defense. You have to be able to do both and I think we can."
Maybe they're capable of doing that but they certainly haven't demonstrated that. Either way, I don't think sacks is a statistic you're really worried about from your defensive ends in the 3-4.
Dorsey says though that on passing plays he has the same goal as the blitzing linebackers: Get to the quarterback.
"On passing plays, our job is a little tougher but our mindset is still to get pressure on the quarterback. Sometimes it's luck, the scheme, pass protection or whatever. You just have to keep working your technique and play to the hustle.?
I think we've just gotta remember that sacks and tackles aren't necessarily an accurate way to judge these guys. The only way to really do it is to re-watch the game and really focus in on those guys. My experience has been that Dorsey made some solid strides last year. We'll see if Jackson makes similar year-two strides.