Dan Sorensen appears to be finished.
“Dirty” Dan Sorensen has been a very good player for the Kansas City Chiefs. Not the most athletically gifted safety, Sorensen made his bones by playing a tough, hard-hitting brand of ball and by always knowing where he was supposed to be. Sorensen also had a knack for making big plays right when the Chiefs needed them. Whether it was a game-sealing interception, a key special teams play, or a goal-line stop, Sorensen endeared himself to Chiefs fans and coaches by always seeming to be in the right place at the right time. Sure, sometimes he’d blow an assignment, miss a tackle, or find himself overmatched but he often made up for it with his clutch plays. Or, at least it felt that way.
This season, Sorensen is no longer “Dirty Dan.” He’s just Daniel Sorensen and he has been terrible. It has been all of the bad and none of the good and the bad plays have multiplied. Instead of popping up and making a play just when the Chiefs need him, Sorensen always seems to be involved when something goes wrong.
At age 31, Sorensen appears to be finished. Fans have called for the younger, more athletic Juan Thornhill to get more playing time but when Thornhill has been on the field, he has been just as bad as Sorensen.