Looking for reasons to believe in John Dorsey
By Thomas Moore
Question: What does Dorsey do well that can give Browns fans hope?
Matt: Acquire talent. He’ll sign the guy he wants to sign. He’ll unearth longterm starters on the waiver wire. More than anything else, when there’s a longterm coach in place (Hue Jackson or not), he will give that coach exactly the kinds of players the system requires to succeed from front to back. The Chiefs have been able to replace key parts with new ones because the coaching staff has developed the raw talent handed to them over the last five years. It’s a beautiful relationship that makes everyone look good.
Question: We’re still a bit concerned. Any final thoughts to help calm our nerves while we wait for Dorsey to find some “real players” for the Browns?
Matt: If I had to abandon the Chiefs, I wouldn’t hesitate to root for Dorsey East. Seriously I need a tattoo of the guy. There are some real concerns, yes, especially about his handling of the salary cap. Yet, even then, when he’s supposedly strapped, he ends up working within his own limitations to still field perhaps the best overall roster top to bottom in the NFL. It’s amazing, really. He signed Justin Houston and Eric Berry one year too late, which made them more expensive. Then again if either player had been hurt or had not turned in a career year at that particular time, we’d be praising his ability to read the market.
Seriously, the bottom line is this: the Browns finally got it right. Totally and completely right. Don’t worry about PR or supposedly divisive quotes or whatever. Dorsey might be brash, but he’s more than earned the right.