Chiefs GM: The 13 Grooviest Moves of John Dorsey PART I

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13. The Totally Cosmic… Move

Visiting S Eric Berry early in this off-season

Early in this offseason John Dorsey went to visit Eric Berry. Not only did Dorsey go but so did owner Clark Hunt. This falls way outside the realms of being just groovy. To do so was cosmic man. What a couple of class acts. You see, Justin Houston may be the best player on this defense… and Tamba Hali may be the heart of this defense… but Eric Berry is the soul of the Chiefs defense.

We’re often reminded, “Football is a business.” That’s something you never ever heard come out of any player’s mouth… much less an owner’s… back in the 1960s. So, when someone does something that goes beyond those parameters… something truly caring… it’s worth stopping to recognize and be grateful for. Back in the 60s we used to say things are “a-changin’” and that meant they were changing for the better. Question: what’s better than someone going out of their way to visit a person who is sick or suffering? I take it as a cosmic sign. It’s certainly a good omen for the Chiefs… like there’s something in the air.

Grooviest Move Song Dedication: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman)

12. The Give Peace A Chance… Move

Signing and then re-signing S Husain Abdullah

Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim. He sat out the 2012 season to go on a spiritual trek with his brother called a Hajj, traveling together to Mecca. Abdullah, one of 12 children, obviously wouldn’t even be on the Chiefs roster unless he could play football at a high level. However, he was the very first player personnel move that John Dorsey and Andy Reid made in January of 2013.

I’ve been in education for 38 years now and have come to honor and respect children and their families for their many different deeply religious beliefs. Knowing that Mr. Dorsey (and Mr. Reid) also share this value of respecting another’s beliefs, simply makes me want to be a Chiefs fan more then ever.

I’m also glad to find that the National Football League Officials got it right by apologizing to Abdullah and the Chiefs for penalizing him for his end zone celebration which included going to his knees and bowing down to thank Allah.

Grooviest Move Song Dedication: My Sweet Lord (George Harrison)-

I acknowledge it didn’t come out until November of 1970, but it’s just too perfect to pass up here.

11. Ending a Bad Trip… Move

Demolishing the crumbling castle of quarterbacks

shortly following Dorsey’s arrival

I have to say right up front… I feel sorry for Dwayne Bowe. All the changes he had to endure over his career with the Chiefs, especially changes at quarterback. Once John Dorsey arrived and he and his crew evaluated the stable of pigskin pitchers he had at his disposal, he soon came to the conclusion that this is exactly where they all need to go… down the disposal. Dorsey came in January and by March, QB Matt Cassel had his marching papers. It really all needed to end. Sometimes you have to tear something down before you can build it back up.

Grooviest Move Song Dedication: Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire)

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