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Dorsey is too fat to practice

Glenn Dorsey was a favorite of the draft graders.

When the Chiefs choose him fifth overall in 2008, the reviews were unanimous; the Chiefs got a great bargain in the LSU defensive tackle.

Little more than a year later, Dorsey seems far from a sure thing.

As Evan Silva pointed out in today’s one-liners, Dorsey has essentially been deemed too fat to practice.  (As opposed to too fat to fish.)

Five days after failing a conditioning test, Dorsey continues to try to get slim while his teammates practice football.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star wondered if the Chiefs are trying to prove a point:

“He’s spending time on sprints and the stationary bike, but I can’t help
but think that some of the exercises he’s doing aren’t more for
continued humiliation of the one player who can’t seem to get in shape,” Babb wrote.

It’s not like Dorsey showed his talent as a rookie, but let things slide this offseason.

He did very little last season. Jason Whitlock broke out the B word by midseason, although there were legitimate questions later regarding how Dorsey was utilized.

Those excuses won’t hold up if Dorsey fails to impress another coaching staff.  Dorsey barely practiced this offseason because of a shin injury before showing up heavy to camp.

Dorsey is one of the young players the Chiefs should build around, but he risks getting left behind.  

Complicating matters is that Dorsey must learn a new scheme.  Expected to be a penetrating tackle in a 4-3 defense, he will now be asked to occupy blockers in a 3-4.

At this rate, Dorsey could wind up being a very round and expensive peg that doesn’t fit into any of Kansas City’s holes.

UPDATE: Dorsey is out of purgatory.  He was cleared to practice Tuesday.  Next task: ensure that he has a starting job. 

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34 Responses to “Dorsey is too fat to practice”
  1. crookedsteve says: Aug 4, 2009 6:25 PM

    The thing about Andy reid is that he is a hypocrite. He thinks he is this statue of virtue and honor and he is only fooling himself.

  2. tripschaos says: Aug 4, 2009 6:28 PM

    Thats what she said.

  3. Abe Froeman says: Aug 4, 2009 6:28 PM

    So he was slightly underweight coming into the league, they tell him to get up to 305. Then they switch to 34, and tell him to put on more weight, then he puts on too much, and they do this. What a brilliant organization!!

  4. mrxhydro says: Aug 4, 2009 6:30 PM

    he sure was a can’t miss and no brainer for the raiders on draft day….right….

  5. tripschaos says: Aug 4, 2009 6:33 PM

    steve SHUT UP. Where is Andy Reid mentioned in any of this. You seriously offer nothing to this forum.

  6. bbq says: Aug 4, 2009 6:37 PM

    Hey Rosenthal, how exactly do you justify saying that Dorsey “did very little last season”.
    He put up very good numbers for a rookie DT, as a matter of fact. Numbers that were comparable or better than the rookie numbers of some of the best DT’s in recent history. Do some research before spewing nonsense. Maybe you should leave the analysis to Mike Florio and stick to just posting reports.
    Now don’t get me wrong — it’s clear that Dorsey still has a lot of work to do in order to be a dominant player at his position. He needs to command double teams better, I will admit that. But it’s his second year, and he’s done FINE so far, especially considering that fact that he really didn’t have much help last year.

  7. adamc0nley says: Aug 4, 2009 6:38 PM

    Um, what does Andy Reid have anything to do with this??

  8. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Aug 4, 2009 6:40 PM

    i just don’t understand,after this young guy’s ship has come in he can’t exercise some control over his life.god,millions of potential earnings versus a little denial,what’s the hard part?

  9. gjp2030 says: Aug 4, 2009 6:41 PM

    Instead of just copying and pasting articles you find on, how about you do some damn research. He passed the test and began practice today. Morons.

  10. DeVoodoo says: Aug 4, 2009 6:42 PM

    I think crookedsteve got one misguided fat man confused with another.

  11. FumbleNuts says: Aug 4, 2009 6:44 PM

    crookedsteve says:
    August 4, 2009 6:25 PM
    The thing about Andy reid is that he is a hypocrite. He thinks he is this statue of virtue and honor and he is only fooling himself.
    Who gives a shit about Andy Reid? This is a thread about Fat Glen Dorsey. You must be a 1/2 wit with barkdust for a brain.
    Florio, can you ban this fool?

  12. screaming sheep says: Aug 4, 2009 6:45 PM

    Cue Taco Bill.

  13. Lee C. says: Aug 4, 2009 6:46 PM

    CrookedSteve is pretty damn dumb….this article had NOTHING to do with Andy Reid…..Steve, you are a cowboys fan arent you???

  14. golongboyee says: Aug 4, 2009 6:47 PM

    I think Andy Reid should be ashamed of himself. Why would he do this to a player??

  15. CincyJungle says: Aug 4, 2009 6:54 PM

    Classic case of the draft not being truly accurate. I remember extremely well last year when the Chiefs leap frogged the Bengals to tackle Dorsey, who at the time I just coveted because of all the hype and was very down that we didn’t draft him. We instead drafted an unheralded defensive tackle named Pat Sims in the third round. Pat was a starter for us in the second half of the year and instantly our run defense improved. Pat is getting good reviews in training camp and won two battles in the infamous annual Oklahoma drills.
    We also drafted two WR’s, a 2nd and a 3rd, and the 2nd rounder is already a potential bust, while the 3rd rounder (we had two third rounders) is looking like a significant contributor.

  16. madM100 says: Aug 4, 2009 6:58 PM

    no big deal pat williams showed up too fat his first season with the vikes and had a great year. i still think dorsey could do big things… maybe not in a 3-4 tho…..

  17. veistran says: Aug 4, 2009 7:00 PM

    They had to have some other motive from holding him out of practice because there is no way McIntosh passed the test. McIntosh was whining like a little bitch about the test the day before they let him start practicing.They had to have some other motive from holding him out of practice because there is no way McIntosh passed the test. McIntosh was whining like a little bitch about the test the day before they let him start practicing.

  18. killwithme says: Aug 4, 2009 7:06 PM

    he’s on the practice field with the team 3 hours before you posted this “article”, might want to check that next time
    and i agree with bbq, his numbers were very good for a rookie DT. look up warren sapp’s numbers from his rookie year and compare. you’ll be surprised.

  19. 909RaiderLifer says: Aug 4, 2009 7:07 PM

    Bust? to early to say.
    Busting scales? probably.

  20. magsdad1 says: Aug 4, 2009 7:07 PM

    I blame Josh McDaniels.

  21. bozz_2006 says: Aug 4, 2009 7:13 PM

    so i clicked on that “too fat to fish” link, and there was loooooots of porn advertisements on the site, a couple with boobies and one with lovely lady’s downstairs clearly on display… How do you suppose NBC feels about that?
    Oh yeah, Big surprise about Dorsey. DIDN’T see this one coming.

  22. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 4, 2009 7:19 PM

    As much of a douche as crookedsteve is, his comments make me chuckle. That being said, I think his absent father dropped him on his head before he left.

  23. MontyKC says: Aug 4, 2009 7:28 PM

    crookedsteve says:
    August 4, 2009 6:25 PM
    The thing about Andy reid is that he is a hypocrite. He thinks he is this statue of virtue and honor and he is only fooling himself.
    After reading several stories and your comments, I am beginning to see your genius. Thanks for the laughs.

  24. brasho says: Aug 4, 2009 7:29 PM

    Not everybody thought Dorsey was can’t miss. I for one, was very alarmed by his terrible workout numbers which suggested a severe lack of explosion or lingering injuries (5.2+ in the 40 for a sub 300 DT). I had debates with a moa-ron on who thought he was the greatest thing since sliced bread while I staunchly said he would be a bust… my opinion and my point only continues to get stronger and stronger.

  25. bbq says: Aug 4, 2009 7:31 PM

    CincyJungle said:
    “I remember extremely well last year when the Chiefs leap frogged the Bengals to tackle Dorsey”
    The Chiefs didn’t leap frog anyone last year. Dorsey fell to them at number 5, their original position. What the hell are you talking about?

  26. MarlboroMan says: Aug 4, 2009 7:46 PM

    Sounds like to me that Dorsey is a little home sick for Louisiana.
    Some of you may not realize it but with all the heat and humidity in Louisiana, it’s easy to maintain your weight, but when you move to a drier not so hot and humid area of the country, it’s very hard to lose weight when you can’t sweat it off. I had the same problem when I moved to Denver from New Orleans and couldn’t lose the 20 lbs. I gained when I went back home and ate all my favorites, of which in Louisiana there are so many.
    Historically most rookie DT’s don’t usually put up good numbers in their first years so I don’t see what all the commotion is about. BUUUUTTTT, if ya’ll aren’t happy with Glenn, I’m sure we would be happy to send you a 3rd or 4th rounder for him cause WE run a 4-3 which Dorsey is used to playing in.

  27. EdReed4prez says: Aug 4, 2009 7:49 PM

    I think it’s hilarious how teams just decide to switch to a 3-4, it requires a complete front 7 swap in most cases. Not an x’s and o’s thing. Need to get very specific personnel first. Dorsey will be wasted in a 3-4.

  28. killwithme says: Aug 4, 2009 8:05 PM

    yeah, I wonder if Pioli knows what it takes to implement the 3-4…having never been successful in doing it and all.
    I mean it’s not like he signed 3 linebackers, saw the team had a 3rd year DT that played nose in a 3-4 at North Carolina State, and drafted the best 3-4 end in the draft.
    in one off season he’s swapped 5 of the 7, is going to use Derrick Johnson(6th of the 7) as the 4th linebacker and apparently knew Dorsey wasn’t going to work in a 3-4 because he drafted Alex Magee in the 3rd round just in case

  29. mwcarolina says: Aug 4, 2009 8:06 PM

    wow, first off, Crooked Steve must not like Reid to trash him with a Glenn Dorsey post now! but anyway to the topic, first off doesnt a nose tackle have to be a big aka fat guy?? or will he play nose tackle?? but anyway, I wont call Glenn Dorsey a bust yet and Todd Hailey has a tough approach doesnt he??

  30. jeremyb91 says: Aug 4, 2009 8:11 PM

    It unfortunate for Dorsey he’s now in a 3-4. He was definitely the best 4-3 DT to come out of the 2008 NFL draft and he’s going to fail miserably as a 3-4 NT or DE. He’s too small for either position.
    His best playing weight is 300 lbs, not 320 + which is needed in the 3-4.
    He’s had recent injury history with his leg injury which bothered him last year and was reportedly bothering him this offseason.
    Putting on that extra weight is going to be rough on that leg and worse on the knees. His body isn’t built for it.

  31. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Aug 4, 2009 9:20 PM

    I admit I wanted the Falcons to take him instead of Matt Ryan.
    /glad I’m not the GM of the Falcons

  32. empty13 says: Aug 4, 2009 10:18 PM

    then put him at DE

  33. BorisBulldog says: Aug 5, 2009 12:07 AM

    Pioli will find out like the rest of the HC’s from the Belicheat tree, the only one bearing fruit is Belicheat himself!

  34. Football says: Aug 5, 2009 9:11 AM

    Cincy Jungle- you are confusing Dorsey with Sedrick Ellis who the Saints leapfrogged the Bengals to pick. Ellis has been pretty good for the Saints so far.

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