Jan 3, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford at a 2014 BCS National Championship press conference at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dee Ford: I Want To Be A Chief Forever


Many Chiefs fans were not pleased when John Dorsey initially picked Dee Ford with the 23rd overall pick in the draft. Some of this had to do with Johnny Manziel being picked one selection before the Chiefs and some of it had to do with some fans not knowing who Ford even was.

But if Ford has his way, we’re going to know Ford for a very long time. Dorsey sat down with Mitch Holthus after the first round of the draft and recorded to discuss Ford. Around the 1:35 mark, this nugget was dropped.

He texted me. You know what he texted me today? He goes, “Mr. Dorsey, I want to be a Chief forever.” That’s awesome! I mean that is awesome. These are the kind of guys you want.

A+ plus for awesomeness from Ford, F- for poor future contract negotiations.

It takes a lot of passion and drive to be successful longterm in the NFL and it would seem like Ford has that in spades. Staying healthy is going to be a key for him, and if he does then the Chiefs have a player who could be better than Tamba Hali on their hands.

You can watch the full interview on the Chiefs’ website here.

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  • Montez K.

    How many guys have we drafted in the 1st round and they had this type of attitude? I can’t remember too many players who got this happy when he found out he was headed to Kansas City! I think those who are unhappy with this pick will regret it later…the guy has tremendous upside and does very well already what we need the most, arguably, pass rush! I am happy with this pick BECAUSE B. Cooks was gone…He was our guy if we were to pick a wideout–but he wasn’t there..what can you do? I think this is a good pick because of what was still available at our selection. Something about Marqise Lee I couldn’t shake–I think he was just smiling too damn much.

    • KCMikeG

      GREAT PICK! Our defense is what hurt us as the year progressed and couldn’t hold a 4 TD lead in the playoffs.

  • Patrick Allen

    Great attitude. Seems pretty well regarded as a person coming out. Having a good head on his shoulders should ensure he reaches his potential as a pro, which is good for the Chiefs.

  • Blaize Richardson

    Great attitude, high motor, high effort, and more pass rushing moves than just about any other player in the draft. The ceiling on this kid is extremely high and I’m happy he’s a chief. Plus he’s going to have two great mentors on the team in Tamba and Houston. I can’t wait to watch his career progress. I think he’s going to be special.

  • berttheclock

    When, he made his comment about Clowney being a bull in a china shop, he went on to say he plays with a great deal of technique and is a strong student of the film room. He added these two points factors into how he shows up on the field. Sutton is going to love this young man’s desire to get better.

  • Alex Rodman

    We should have gotten Marquis Lee

  • Priest4Prez

    I’m trying to hold off from blowing a gasket and being pessimistic until I see how the rest of our draft goes. I thought for sure a WR was going at 23; kudos to the staff. I was totally blown away. C’mon 3rd round!!

    • KCMikeG

      WR is so deep. I’m pretty sure that we will go there in the 3rd.

  • redchiefs

    Too many AA writers are moaning in their beer, this was a very wise pick, potentially a great pick. This is Dorsey’s first year at knowing how the coaching staff thinks. Last year was quite impromptu. For all we know Hali is putting on weight to play DE to allow Ford to get on the field consistently. Possible DL is Walker, Poe, Hali, with LBs from Houston across to Ford. Let’s see how Mr. Manning and Mr. Rivers likes this front.

    This draft is deep in DBs and WRs, but not so deep in other positions, this was a good pick.

    • KCMikeG

      Heard it on talk radio before the draft and have heard it from a few sources since the pick that R&D are thinking just what you said about Tamba. As he slows down a little he can push the pocket from DE while Ford & Houston bring the heat from the outside. I can’t wait to see all three of them with Poe & one of Walker, Bailey or Big Cat crushing PM and Phyllis repeatedly.

  • kylerohde

    Considering he probably hasn’t even ever been to KC, hard to really get excited about that quote.

    • Auburn78

      What an asinine comment. I’ve never been to KC but been a huge fan since 1989 when Derrick Thomas was drafted. DT was my favorite college player and my favorite pro. Been cheering for KC ever since.