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Examiner
  • Bill Althaus: Hunt addresses Chiefs' biggest need

  • He certainly didn’t arrive in Kansas City with the same fanfare as head coach Andy Reid – whose was tracked by helicopter by an idiotic local station that had nothing better to do with its resources – but new general manager John Dorsey could have as much impact as Reid as he is the man who will be responsible for player personnel matters.

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  • He certainly didn’t arrive in Kansas City with the same fanfare as head coach Andy Reid – whose was tracked by helicopter by an idiotic local station that had nothing better to do with its resources – but new general manager John Dorsey could have as much impact as Reid as he is the man who will be responsible for player personnel matters.
    “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,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said Monday at Arrowhead Stadium.
    “He is a respected player personnel executive and a person of high integrity. I’m excited to have both John and Andy on board to build our football team.”
    So am I.
    The talent evaluation on this team the past four years under Scott Pioli ranks below Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Steven Tyler. They could at least select someone with a voice on their respective talent search reality programs.
    Pioli needed to spend less time stroking his ego and more time finding out who could get the job done on Sunday afternoons.
    This past season’s 2-14 mark is the most embarrassing in team history. As I have pointed out on many occasions, every team in the NFL plays with the same deck. There are no $270 million payrolls facing $45 million squads.
    The Chiefs’ fall from grace needed to be addressed, and Hunt manned up and got rid of the coach and GM and appears to have a solid new tandem in those critical positions.
    If anyone would have told me that Chiefs fans would be begging for the return of Carl Peterson in just four years, I would have asked what they were smoking.
    This will be Dorsey’s first season as an NFL general manager. He is responsible for overseeing all player personnel matters and reports directly to Hunt.
    “This is a terrific opportunity for me and my family,” Dorsey said. “I’m looking forward to working with Coach Reid to put together a product that Chiefs fans can be proud of for years to come.”
    It was during his time as a college scout and eventually as Green Bay’s director of college scouting that Dorsey began his association with Reid, who served as the Packers’ tight ends/assistant offensive line coach (1992-96) and quarterbacks coach (1997-98).
    “I’m happy to be back working with John again,” Reid said. “I’ve known John for a long time, and I have a lot of respect for him. He is a talented individual with a strong work ethic. He will be a great addition to the Chiefs organization.”
    Following the signing of Reid, Hunt said his addition to the team was the “first win of 2013.”
    Page 2 of 2 - Let’s hope this is the second.
     
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