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Cunningham wants to pick up some Chiefs

G. Dorsey.jpgLions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has a novel idea to improve his team’s defense.  He wants former Chiefs.

“[Kansas City] keeps wanting to dump their players,” Cunningham told the Detroit Free-Press.  “I would like to be there to catch a lot of them, because I know a couple of those guys.”

Those guys didn’t play very well for Cunningham in his final season with Kansas City, but he believes they are quality players that don’t fit in Kansas City’s new 3-4 scheme.

The biggest fish in the Chiefs pond that could be available is 2008 top-five pick Glenn Dorsey.  Speculation has already started in Detroit that the Lions could make a play for Dorsey via trade.

Cunningham’s words certainly won’t slow down those rumors.

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13 Responses to “Cunningham wants to pick up some Chiefs”
  1. faulkn22 says: Feb 14, 2010 8:21 PM

    There are probably a few 4-3 guys that could help Detroit; or at least some raw talent to develop and see what they have got.
    Just because a team sucks, doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few gems stuck in the mud.

  2. GobiasINC_1 says: Feb 14, 2010 8:21 PM

    Make a trade for Glen Dorsey who has been a certified bust even early in his NFL career or roll the dice on either Suh or McCoy, who seem like true difference makers in the NFL?
    This move screams Detroit Lions.

  3. JDOGG says: Feb 14, 2010 8:23 PM

    Cunningham’s Denfeses were bottom of the league in KC. Now he wants to “improve” his poor defense with those players that he coached before. The question becomes why was the defense so bad when he was in KC? Was it the players or the coach? I’d say a little of both. Gun hasn’t had a stellar defense since the had D.T., Neil Smith and Dan Saleamua rushing the passer.

  4. Captain says: Feb 14, 2010 8:30 PM

    Shouldn’t it be “Chieves” and not “Chiefs”?

  5. ToledoLions says: Feb 14, 2010 8:31 PM

    I hope the FO can figure out a good trade for Dorsey. He is not a 3-4 player. But if the Lions could get him and put him in the 4-3 with Jackson and S.L Hill I think that would be sufficient and they could focus on getting Berry, Kyle Wilson or Mike Lupati (hopefully they slips to the 2nd), and a RB or WR like McCluster and/or Shipley in the 3rd & 4th rounds. DT is a huge need but Dorsey would fill a huge hole because quality depth is what kills the Lions the most at DT. There are just so many other holes on offense and defense that not having to use a 1st or 2nd round pick on a DT would go a long way towards fixing other areas of the team.
    The other KC players the Lions pick up will be depth/practice squad players. Unless they come in and play like Will Witherspoon did for the Eagles last year. He was nothing more than a camp body and a scout team player until he got a chance to play. A “diamond in the rough” would be nice but it’s unlikely.

  6. hitman127 says: Feb 14, 2010 8:50 PM

    I would love to bring him in for a not to high draft pick…this would allow us to take Okung 2nd overall to protect stafford

  7. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Feb 14, 2010 9:03 PM

    Hmmmmmm……. During the great 2008 draft the Falcons in round one was a coin flip between QB Matt Ryan and DT Glenn Dorsey. Next year Atlanta’s best D-lineman, Jonathan Babineaux, may miss a lot of time next season for undisclosed reasons and 2009 1st rounder Peria Jerry played in only 2 games in September. Florio’s best bud Mike Smith and G.M. Dimitroff can unload 2007 1st rounder Jamaal Anderson who at 280 lbs. could fit as a DE in a 3-4, he’s not a pass rusher in a 4-3. Dare to dream…….

  8. goodjuan says: Feb 14, 2010 9:16 PM

    It’s Iupati not Lupati.

  9. zllabnkcoc says: Feb 15, 2010 12:52 AM

    You know your shit, that could definitely work. I personally think the chiefs should get in J-Pep. Cunningham is right; the Chiefs have a lot of hidden potential, and a real difference maker could bring that out.

  10. ravensos says: Feb 15, 2010 9:11 AM

    damn i thought this was an article about QB EAGLES

  11. RavensFreak00 says: Feb 15, 2010 9:28 AM

    I would love to see Dorsey in Detroit.

  12. Arias says: Feb 15, 2010 10:02 AM

    If they trade for Dorsey and draft whoever’s left out of Suh/McCoy, their defense just improved ridiculously!

  13. gooboy6 says: Feb 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    If Detroit offers their pick at the top of the 2nd round for Dorsey, the Chiefs should jump all over that one

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