The Green Bay Packers lost one personnel man over the weekend and they could be losing another. Former director of college scouting John Dorsey was named general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. Vice president of football operations/player finance Russ Ball also interviewed for the New York Jets open general manager job.
Dorsey’s departure was expected. As soon as the Chiefs hired Andy Reid as coach, it was assumed they’d bring in Dorsey as the the general manager. The two men worked together in Green Bay from 1992-97.
In Kansas City, Dorsey will have to answer to Reid, who has final say over personnel decisions.
As for Ball, he interviewed with the Jets late last week. New York isn’t a very attractive job, though.
In addition to the constant media scrutiny, the Jets have also committed themselves to keeping coach Rex Ryan.
It doesn’t look like Ball is a lock to be hired and there’s no guarantee he’d even want the job if it were offered.
So where does this leave the Packers? They’ll have to shuffle their front office, but that’s nothing new. Ted Thompson has had to replace key personnel men before, including John Schneider and Reggie McKenzie, and they’ve survived.