Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey spoke to the media on Friday.
Before anybody asked a single question at the press conference within Arrowhead Stadium, general manager John Dorsey made an unprovoked statement. After talking about the tampering penalty, Dorsey paused and then said “we have a good team here.”
While the statement is simple, it’s good to hear the Chiefs embracing the notion that this team should do big things. This is coupled with head coach Andy Reid making this year’s mantra, “It’s time.”
Dorsey really emphasized that the Chiefs are in the fourth year of this program and have built up the roster consideraibly. In talking about the draft, Dorsey stated he is looking to build depth across the board, saying he loves nothing more than seeing everyone fighting for a job in training camp.
Look, none of this is Earth-shattering, but reading between the lines, Dorsey clearly likes this roster. While some may roll their eyes and say “Of course he does,” remember that Dorsey has not always said this. Until last year, Dorsey talked about building his program and trying to get to a certain level. It’s obvious the Chiefs believe they are there, whether it’s accurate or not.
Dorsey also made an interesting comment about the upcoming NFL Draft.
“I think this is a unique draft class. … I think the strength of this draft is 1 through 12 and then you can blend that number in from 13 to 30. Then you can take it 31 through 60.”
Being at No. 28, this likely suggests the Chiefs are not trading down. If Dorsey thinks there is a dropoff after the 30th pick, he wouldn’t move back without a considerable haul. Dorsey also told Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star that the team has 180 players on its draft board.