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Examiner
  • Stephen Brown: Dorsey looks like Pioli's opposite

  • John Dorsey and Scott Pioli are nothing alike.

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  • John Dorsey and Scott Pioli are nothing alike.
    Pioli wore his flip-flops and shorts to the office, but Dorsey is a lunch pail guy. That’s what I’ve been told about Dorsey.
    Dorsey avoids metaphors on the “Right 53.” He's more to the point.
    Good, about time.
    FREE AGENCY: “We’re going to be selective in free agency,” Dorsey told NFL Network Wednesday. “Right now my staff and I have begun to finalize our plans with regards to free agency. We should have a plan in place by the time the Combine rolls around here next week.”
    NFL DRAFT: “We’re in the final stages of our 15-day process of evaluating and building our college draft board,” Dorsey said. “We’re beginning to take those series of steps necessary to make those important decisions with regards to this first pick.”
    THE ROSTER: “The roster does in fact at the top have some very good players,” Dorsey said. “I think we need to add some depth with regards to the overall roster structure.
    “What I would like to do is be selective in free agency, and of course get the best possible draft picks we can get, but as a personnel guy you want to build that roster up from 53 to 43 and make that talented. You want to make training camp competitive and by the time you go into training camp you want to make sure you have the best competitive roster you can.”
    Dorsey is credited with making the Packers one of the best drafting teams in the NFL, helping choose star players like Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and Greg Jennings.
    Matt Flynn, a guy many fans wanted to trade for (some still do), was taken by the Packers with the 209th pick in 2008. I’m not worried about Dorsey and Andy Reid not finding a quarterback with something other than the No.1 overall pick.
    Dorsey put Pioli to shame with his success in Green Bay. Other past picks Dorsey was part of include Bubba Franks, Javon Walker, Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley and B.J. Raji.
    There’s less guessing with Dorsey and Reid, better chemistry between them too.
    March 12 (free agency) isn’t far away, neither is the NFL Draft. My gut thinks Kansas City will present an entirely different face in 2013.
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    Dorsey said what? Fans got a little uncomfortable this week.
    “I think Matt Cassel has demonstrated the skill to play in the National Football League,” Dorsey said.
    Dude, don’t say that! Cassel’s a sore subject.
    “He said he’s demonstrated skills for the NFL, not the Kansas City Chiefs,” said a Chiefs fan.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Chiefs are in a tough spot, but not impossible. There’s a need at the primo spot (QB). Dorsey didn’t throw Cassel under the bus, he’s not that guy. He’s not Scott Pioli either, don’t worry.
    Fans are touchy concerning Cassel, I get it. Trust me, I do. I’m sure Reid and Dorsey got the memo, but they’re running a team. I trust Cassel isn’t that guy.
    It’s not a good offseason to need a new quarterback; everyone knows that, including Dorsey. It’s a big decision, what to do and where to pick first.
    It’s like reading an email in ALL CAPS, is this person yelling? Maybe, or perhaps I’m reading too much into it.
    “You may think I’m dodging the answer, but we truly aren’t going to get to the quarterbacks in our draft meeting, look at them entirely until Friday and Saturday of this week, so I can’t really give you a concrete answer on that,” Dorsey said.
    That’s the important answer Dorsey gave to “NFL AM” Wednesday. Dorsey was asked about the possibility of taking a quarterback with the top pick and said the Chiefs are still thinking.
    Pretty simple.
    Don’t cancel your season tickets, based on Dorsey giving Cassel some credit. Without the name, a 27-touchdown season qualifies for starting quarterback.
    Cassel’s done that, that’s all Dorsey was alluding to.
    Breathe in and breathe out Chiefs fans. These guys know what they’re doing. I hope!
    Good day, Chiefs fans!
     
     
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