Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey is making the media rounds this week now that the season is over. We already heard him say Alex Smith has lived up to what they thought he would be and we heard him say that he can't see any chance that Justin Houston isn't back next year.
Carrington Harrison of 610 Sports interviewed Dorsey this week as well. The audio of his interview will be posted here when it's up. I pulled out a few interesting quotes from the Chiefs GM on a few players we haven't heard as much about from the Chiefs brass lately.
Dorsey: "I don't think he's lost a step. He still has that elite speed that we look for. All I know is I've watched him run through some holes that most guys can't get through. He still has the speed to get outside. He's still effective in the passing game. I think Jamaal is fine. I do. He's fine."
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Dorsey: "What I see from Travis is, here's another player who is, again this year two to year three development will be big for him. He was coming back from some rehabilitation stuff. It gives him a chance to be totally focused to be bigger and stronger and an understanding of what it takes to play in the NFL. Does he have the physical skills? Yes. As young men progress in the NFL, not only do they have to progress physically, they have to progress mentally as well. That's a growing curve. He'll grow and mature and the quarterback will get more comfortable with him and he'll understand defenses better. Right now I think he's a good player."
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Dorsey: "The one thing that we all tend to forget is that he didn't have a full offseason to get bigger and stronger because he was doing more rehabilitation stuff for his shoulder and his groin. This will be an offseason where he will be fully committed to getting bigger and stronger. Now the game has completely slowed down to him he'll understand what pass rushers because he probably has a working book of what pass rushers do in certain situations. So he's beginning to build that mental depth of playing against players week in and week out. I think he's grown and I think this is a big offseason for him."
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