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Chiefs hire John Dorsey to serve as G.M.

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The Chiefs have a new General Manager.

John Dorsey, the Packers director of operations, has been named Kansas City’s G.M., the team announced on Saturday night.

The move comes as Dorsey’s long-time employer, the Packers, are playing in a postseason game at San Francisco.

Dorsey spent more than 20 years with the Packers, with only a fairly brief interruption from January 1999 through May 2000, when he worked for the Seahawks and former Packers coach Mike Holmgren.  Dorsey will now work with (for) coach Andy Reid, who runs the football operations for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs will introduce Dorsey during a Monday press conference, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT.

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22 Responses to “Chiefs hire John Dorsey to serve as G.M.”
  1. dabearsk says: Jan 12, 2013 9:29 PM

    I think the chiefs made a good move here..sounds like the guy has been very good in GB. Also, I applaud Hunt for not just hiring Andy’s BFF Heckert…for the good of the org it’s probably best that the two guys that report directly to Hunt aren’t BFFs.

  2. jakec4 says: Jan 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    This must be the guy who gets Andy Reid warm camp bodies but not before he gets Andy’s lunch.

  3. datsawfu says: Jan 12, 2013 9:32 PM

    I love what the Chiefs are doing so far this offseason, JD is a great evaluator of talent!!

  4. kcrobert10 says: Jan 12, 2013 9:39 PM

    Great hire for the chiefs. Let’s hope he and Reid don’t reach for a qb. That joeckel kid would be a good pick right now.

  5. thesmartest1 says: Jan 12, 2013 9:55 PM

    I’m not sure how much Heckert was “Reid’s guy”. Reid left quite a bit behind.

  6. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 12, 2013 10:17 PM

    This is not good news for Packers fans, losing another good guy.

  7. riseabovecancer says: Jan 12, 2013 10:19 PM

    From the way that Andy Reid was talking during his news conference is that John Dorsey will have the final say in everything that is done at Arrowhead.

    But they did say that Andy Reid will be part of all convo’s before the Final say is made

    Reminds you of the Final Say that Scott Pioli and Carl Peterson used to have.

  8. riseabovecancer says: Jan 12, 2013 10:20 PM

    Also…John Dorsey will also be in charge of the NFL Draft in April.

  9. Maurice Barksdale says: Jan 12, 2013 10:27 PM

    The Chiefs should have a GM as Andy Reid’s boss, and not the other way around. At this point Reid should concentrate more on X’s and O’s, and less on running “football operations”. That’s why the Eagles are looking for a new coach now.

  10. gbfanforever says: Jan 12, 2013 11:17 PM

    Dorsey has been a good director of ops but that doesn’t translate to player personnel. What this decision tells me is that Andy Reid will be making all the player decisions. Not sure if that’s a good thing …

  11. Ponder This says: Jan 12, 2013 11:42 PM

    Smart guy. Deserting a sinking ship.

  12. burgandy2260 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:46 PM

    I know it’s a GM job and all but was it the right move? You take a position that is suppose to be mgnt and normally would have final say in decisions but in reality you may be a puppet. If there aren’t significant improvements it will be the “GM” that goes not the coach. If this happens would he be harming himself by taking a meaningless job?

  13. yelix says: Jan 12, 2013 11:49 PM

    Packers people really seem to love this guy. I hope he’s as good as they say.

  14. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 13, 2013 12:18 AM

    good riddance. see today packer game as to his playoff talent.

  15. dankkc says: Jan 13, 2013 1:39 AM

    Donkeys one and done, with a complete melt down from Peyton, and the Chiefs get Dorsey…what a great day to be a Chiefs fan:)

  16. open1337 says: Jan 13, 2013 2:37 AM

    He knows theres no future with the Pack since they ll be getting their butts kicked in the playoffs.

  17. kcflake says: Jan 13, 2013 3:53 AM

    Green bay is a good tree to pick from. I am glad they didn’t hire another pioli. Welcome to the chiefs john dorsey. Let’s win together.

  18. kcflake says: Jan 13, 2013 3:56 AM

    I feel sooooooo much better with john dorsey & andy reid handling the #1 pick. Pioli would have taken so ja who would amount to nothing. (See tyson jackson, jon baldwin)

  19. lotharzz says: Jan 13, 2013 8:55 AM

    In reality, dabearsk, Andy and Dorsey are BFFs in real life, dating back to their days in Green Bay (insert your own joke there). Heckert was a guy he molded in Philly, but now he’s bringing in one of “his guys” to pick players….

  20. dragonfly99 says: Jan 13, 2013 11:24 AM

    It seems odd to have the GM report to the head coach, it should be the other way around. Not sure how successful this will be if Andy Reid has final say on everything.

  21. forthepie says: Jan 14, 2013 12:07 PM

    Some of you might want to reread some of the other articles on the Chiefs setup.

    The HC and the GM report to Hunt. The GM will have final say, but obviously the HC will be a major player before the final say.

    Dorsey has been on the scouting side a lot longer than he’s been the dir of football operations.

    Good hire, hopefully we draft the best players we can at each pick.

  22. ckinthekc99 says: Jan 14, 2013 2:16 PM

    1. Ted Thompson

    2. Reggie McKenzie

    3. John Dorsey

    No offense, but not exactly the greatest hire for me. Same opinion with Andy Reid hiring his pals from Philly. I’d ask Eagles fans what they think…they know better than any Chiefs fan with rose colored glasses on right now. Very similar to Pioli with latest reactions, I’ll believe a turn around when I see it

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