Looking for reasons to believe in John Dorsey
By Thomas Moore
Question: So what went wrong in Kansas City? Why is he still not with the franchise?
Matt: Despite his relative silence and total professionalism with the Chiefs, word leaked late in the partnership that Dorsey was tough to work with, that he was head strong and brash. Perhaps these quotes only solidify that reputation. For a long time, the Andy Reid and John Dorsey partnership worked, but I think it became too much. Those are two chefs who will fight for their way and I think it created some tenuous moments. Owner Clark Hunt decided to finally move on and choose sides.
Question: Dorsey never mentioned “analytics” while with the Chiefs, did he? Because that is just witchcraft apparently.
Matt: Not at all, but that doesn’t mean he’s averse to it. Just because he doesn’t quote win ratios or carry a Bill James book doesn’t mean he’s some two-dimensional old-school grunt, in too-short gym shorts, who types three words per minute on an old Tandy computer in his office. The Chiefs went from being the worst team to five straight winning seasons, their first back-to-back division titles in franchise history, and their first playoff win in decades during Dorsey’s first five years. If you think he’s just some old blowhard, you’re literally ignoring a mountain of evidence that suggests otherwise. (Seriously if you’re a Browns fan and you’re not giddy and giggling like a schoolgirl because Dorsey is there, you’re simply trying too hard to not have fun).