We’ve heard plenty about former Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey eventually replacing Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. We don’t think that’s going to happen, but here’s an interesting aside.
Apparently, he’d fit right in!
It wasn’t a problem with coach Andy Reid, as was immediately speculated.
As one of the sources said while describing how Dorsey had removed two front-office executives without much explanation: “John does stuff and doesn’t tell people why.” Another source said Dorsey’s management style “could wear on people.”
This just makes me laugh.
Quick, name a general manager you know who does stuff and explains it to no one.
If you said Ted Thompson, you’re the big winner!
Thompson never speaks to the media, except when he’s forced to (combine, pre-draft, preseason). He’s a non-entity during the season. And in the rare instance he does an interview, Thompson makes sure to either get away with a “no comment” or to speak in such idiotic platitudes that you want to punch him in the face.
So, I ask you Kansas City Chiefs — what the hell were you expecting when you hired Dorsey? Explanations? A great communicator? A guy who had a personality that you just wanted to be around?
John Dorsey is a disciple of Ted Thompson, a guy who has negative personality. A guy who answers to no one (except Mark Murphy, who loves the status quo more than he loves women or beer or life itself). An individual who is unaccountable.
Dorsey is the last Thompson disciple to be hired as a GM. He followed John Schneider (Seattle) and Reggie McKenzie (Oakland).
And let’s put that in perspective. Only one of those three are really Thompson disciples. All four guys were hired by Ron Wolf.
Dorsey spent the longest tenure with the Packers and was the closest to Thompson. He followed Thompson to Seattle in 1999. Came back to Green Bay with him in 2000.
John Dorsey is Ted Thompson II. Frankly, that makes me glad he isn’t going to be the Packers’ next GM.
And as for the Chiefs, like I said.
You’re a bunch of idiots for thinking you’d get something other than another Ted Thompson.
Interestingly, making the playoffs is fine in Green Bay, as Murphy has told us numerous times. In Kansas City, where they’ve been to the playoffs for three of Dorsey’s four years at the helm, that isn’t enough for the GM to keep his job.
In Green Bay, the GM can be totally unaccountable and as long as the team makes the playoffs regularly, he’s considered a success (by the CEO). In Kansas City, the team makes the playoffs regularly, the GM is unaccountable and he gets fired.
The Chiefs can go the hell in a handbasket, but marinate on that fact for a while…