Monday, January 14, 2013

What GM Thompson said about the departure of John Dorsey

As most of Packer Nation already knows, longtime Green Bay executive John Dorsey recently left the team to become the new GM of the Chiefs. Dorsey will have a lot of work on his hands as he prepares to deal with a 2-14 team. But, he helped the Packers become a consistent winner. Perhaps he can do the same in KC.

Packer GM Ted Thompson released this statement;
“I would like to thank John Dorsey for his 27 years of service to the Green Bay Packers. First as a player, and later as a member of the personnel department, John has been a loyal member of the Packers family and the Green Bay community for more than half of his life. The Chiefs have hired a good man and John has earned this opportunity. We wish John and his family all the best.”

Dorsey is replacing Scott Pioli, who had the job the past four years. Under Pioli, the Chiefs went just 23-41, with a division title in 2010. Dorsey worked in Green Bay while Andy Reid was an assistant. Reid is now the Chiefs' head coach.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Dorsey was the one guy I didn't want to see leave from their front office, so I'm nervous about his departure, though they could be just fine without him.

If Dorsey can find a quarterback for KC, then he'll be worth his weight in gold. Nothing else matters for that franchise until they find a good one.

I'm not a huge Andy Reid fan, but he is so much of an upgrade on what KC had on the offensive side of the ball. Some games they just ran all the time (Oct. 7th against the Ravens) and after they lost to the Raiders in October, former head coach Romeo Crennel couldn't explain why star RB Jamaal Charles only had 5 carries.