Chiefs' Dorsey key lieutenant for Reid

January, 13, 2013
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The Kansas City Chiefs' hiring of John Dorsey as general manager on Saturday night was likely since Andy Reid was hired as the head coach Jan. 6.

Dorsey takes over for the fired Scott Pioli. But make no mistake, the power structure of the Chiefs has changed. This is Reid’s show. Dorsey will be Reid's right-hand man. And he will be a good one. These two are close friends from their time together with the Green Bay Packers in the early 1990s.

Dorsey joins the Chiefs after being a successful executive for the Packers and arrives with a reputation for being an astute judge of talent.

Dorsey will be charged with helping Reid identify the team’s next quarterback, either in free agency or the draft. A candidate could be Seattle Seahawks backup Matt Flynn. Dorsey is familiar with Flynn from their days in Green Bay. Also, the Chiefs have the No.1 pick in the draft and Dorsey will assist Reid in making that pick.

The Chiefs are starting fresh and Reid will put his trust in Dorsey to help him guide this team to respectability. There is talent on this roster. So, a quick turnaround is possible, but the Chiefs have to hit it big with key decisions.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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