We — and many others — have long speculated about who might replace Ted Thompson as the Green Bay Packers general manger. Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has beenc near the top of that list.
The Packers can go ahead and make that move now. The Chiefs surprisingly fired Dorsey on Thursday, just after announcing a contract extension for coach Andy Reid.
There are already rumors that there was a power struggle between Reid and Dorsey. If that’s the case, Dorsey obviously lost.
Someone must have told Andy the prize was the last donut.
There have also been consistent rumors that Dorsey would ultimately leave the Chiefs to succeed Thompson in Green Bay. Dorsey both played for the Packers and worked in their front office. Earlier this offseason, Dorsey reportedly had a contract extension on the table, but hadn’t signed it.
It’s quite possible the Chiefs got sick of the uncertainty surrounding Dorsey and decided to move on.
As it is, Dorsey is out with one year left on his current contract. He can do nothing for a year and collect that paycheck.
Who wants to pitch in for bus ticket the hell outta town for Big Ted?
As we have documented, Thompson appears to be losing it. The Packers can feel free to force him into retirement any day now.
Really? Bitch about TT all the time for not winning Superbowls and replace him with a guy who has done a lot less. Good reasoning…
But Dorsey also turned a 2-14 team to a competitive team. I believe the Chiefs playoff losses were more on Andy Reid then Dorsey. For example, against the Pats, he was criticized for clock management problems. Last year, a Eric Fisher holding call and Reid’s clock management again costed them (on the same day Rodgers threw that pass to Cook)
The Packers could announce they’ve replaced Ted Thompson with a monkey, and i’d call it a great fucking day.
It’s no lock that Dorsey will be the Packers GM. It makes you think what the plan is for Elliot Wolf..
I’m guessing wolf/gutenkunst would be real peeved if they brought in a (somewhat) outsider. How much of a shakeup would there be in the scouting department?
Him or Wolf should succeed Ted.
Not sure who will replace TT. I do wonder if the chiefs are going to try to interview Wolf and/or Gutenkunst for their open GM position. It may be a telling sign if Wolf or both were allowed to interview. The initial move may not be the Packers doing something with Dorsey. The initial move could be the Chiefs checking out the Packers front office. The Chiefs do appear to like Packer scouting and pro personnel people.
In other news…..Jordy Nelson can’t crack the top 5 of wr’s who have the most value to their team.
But…McCarthy is apparently ranked 3rd in the head coach power rankings. Even though he couldn’t figure out how to make his offense work without Nelson in 2015.
Ridiculous. Terrell Pryor a more important WR than Jordy Nelson? For a team he’s never played for. Who writes this shit? Oh look it’s written by Nate Burleson, a former Detroit Lion. No wonder it sucks.