Chiefs introduce Dorsey as new general manager
packers04, pst, lynn, 6.-Director of Scouting John Dorsey walks around training camp Monday August 3, 2009. Photo by Tom Lynn/TLYNN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Photo: Image by Tom Lynn
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs introduced longtime Packers executive John Dorsey as their new general manager Monday, turning over a team that was 2-14 to one of them men responsible for building Green Bay into a consistent winner.
Dorsey takes over for Scott Pioli, who was fired after four tumultuous seasons. The Chiefs announced the Dorsey had been hired on Saturday night, while the Packers were playing the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC playoffs.
Dorsey played for the Packers and later was a scout and director of scouting while new Chiefs coach Andy Reid was an assistant in Green Bay. Dorsey left to spend a year in Seattle, but returned to the Packers and rose to director of football operations.
“I would like to thank John Dorsey for his 27 years of service to the Green Bay Packers," said Packers General Manager in a statement. "First as a player, and later as a member of the personnel department, John has been a loyal member of the Packers family and the Green Bay community for more than half of his life. The Chiefs have hired a good man and John has earned this opportunity. We wish John and his family all the best.”
Photo courtesy Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel