Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey joined the hosts of Between The Lines on 810 Sorts Radio this evening.
Dorsey did his best to avoid a number of the questions tossed his way but in my opinion, the Chiefs GM revealed quite a bit.
This isn’t a transcript but we were able to jot down some of what Dorsey said.
On the moves the team made yesterday:
We had a plan and were going to execute this plan.
Part of that plan was to take care of those players we thought could help us.
By doing the moves that we did it gives us great flexibility.
On Dwayne Bowe. Dorsey said he justhad Bowe in his office for about 20 minutes before the interview.
I find him (Bowe) a very engaging kid. He is ready to take that position of being one of the top receivers in professional football.
This is a new chapter and a new start. I just look forward to having him (Bowe) in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform for a very long time.
On Branden Albert:
I think as we go along now as these weeks to come, we’re going to do what’s best for this organization and what’s best for he. (Albert)
I look forward to talking to him because he’s a really good player. (Albert)
Right now, as we said, he’s (Albert) the starting left tackle.
Dorsey was asked about Alex Smith but he wouldn’t comment. He pointed to March 12th, when the new league year starts, as a time when more might be revealed. He made it clear that Alex Smith is currently a 49ers.
The league year doesn’t start here until March 12th. When that comes around we’ll begging to weigh different options.
On the draft:
You never rule anything out when it comes to drafting and you certainly don’t show your whole card when you’re sitting at No. 1.
I’ll never say never. You’ll never know until draft day. (on drafting a QB)
On if they have talked to some teams about trading the top pick:
There’s been some discussions with some teams. Usually those things do not solidify themselves until draft day.
On some of the team’s remaining holes:
Both of those spots could use an extra player or two. (On DL and CB)
Whatever I do, I’m going to be very selective in what I do. (in free agency)
I think yesterday we did a good job in terms of helping this organization better themselves.
Andy and I are gonna go out and see some prospects.
Dorsey also said that he has identified a group of about 6-8 players that are in consideration for the top pick.
I’ve identified a core group of let’s say 6-8 that I feel are in that grouping and have to be talked about.
On Clark Hunt’s attitude yesterday:
He was so positive and so engaging. I hope the fans understand what a great owner this dude is.
Strangely, the hosts did not ask Dorsey about the news that Tyson Jackson has restructured his contract. They may not have known, as the news broke shortly before the interview.
Dorsey basically said that the evaluation of the Chiefs’ current roster is complete and that they are currently in the process of executing a plan based on that evaluation.
Dorsey also added that he feels the team has done a good enough job managing the salary cap that they will have some room to be involved when free agency begins. The goal, he said, was to lock up some of the players that are already on the team to give the team maximum flexibility in free agency and the draft.