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04-27-2008, 08:03 PM
NEW YORK The Kansas City Chiefs intended to trade out of the fifth pick of the 2008 NFL draft. But their thinking changed when the best player in the draft parachuted into their lap. All trade talks were off when LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey slid to the Chiefs in the first round. The rebuilding of a once-proud franchise was suddenly in full tilt.
"Never in our lives did we think we could get an opportunity to get Glenn Dorsey," Chiefs personnel director Bill Kuharich said. Heading into the draft, Kansas City's most pressing need was at offensive tackle. But the fifth spot in the draft was a bit rich to select any of the four remaining elite tackles on the board: Ryan Clady, Chris Williams, Branden Albert or Jeff Otah.

The Chiefs expected Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston, the best pass rusher in the draft, to be there when they went on the clock, and they knew they'd get calls from teams seeking to move up for him.
The Chiefs didn't need a defensive tackle, not after drafting Turk McBride and Tank Tyler in the first day of the 2007 draft. But Dorsey walks in as the new sheriff of that trio. He won the Lombardi, Lott, Nagurski and Outland trophies in 2007 for his disruptive dominance inside for the national champions.

Not that Kansas City's defensive interior couldn't be upgraded, though. The Chiefs ranked 28th in the NFL in run defense. The New York Giants showed everyone that rotating linemen upgrades performance. Suddenly, you can count the Chiefs among the advocates of that strategy. Kansas City then addressed its most pressing need with a second first-round draft pick, claiming Albert, an offensive lineman from Virginia. He plugs in as the starting left tackle, protecting Brodie Croyle's blind side. Kansas City still had plenty of holes, as one would expect on a team that finished 4-12. The Chiefs needed help on offense, where they ranked 31st in the NFL. But most of all, they needed to get younger. They fielded the second-oldest starting lineup in the NFL.

With 12 picks, Kansas City saturated its roster with youth and talent. Cornerback Brandon Flowers of Virginia Tech carried late first-round value, and the Chiefs selected him in the second round. Running back Jamaal Charles of Texas carried high second-round value, and the Chiefs selected him in the third. Tight end Brad Cottam of Tennessee and safety DaJuan Morgan of North Carolina State each carried second-round value, and the Chiefs landed both in the third. The Chiefs also had a superb sixth round, drafting a potential starter at right offensive tackle in Barry Richardson and one of the college game's electric kick returners in Utah State's Kevin Robinson. Richardson started 45 consecutive games at Clemson, and Robinson returned seven college kicks for scores.

In a draft where reaching for need prevailed, patience rewarded a team that allowed good players slide to them.

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Count Alex's Losses
04-27-2008, 08:05 PM
Oh that feels so good...oh, yes...just like that. Oh baby. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

Hold on, I'll go get you a towel.

bowener
04-27-2008, 08:07 PM
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

Im not sure what this strange feeling is I have right now... could it be pride?

kcfan82
04-27-2008, 08:10 PM
Gholston could bench press Dorsey 26 times ;)

Basileus777
04-27-2008, 08:10 PM
This must be a dream. I'm going to wake up tomorrow and find the CP server down and learn that we drafted Clady and Chris Johnson.

eazyb81
04-27-2008, 08:11 PM
It's a weird feeling to see this franchise win something.

KcMizzou
04-27-2008, 08:11 PM
With 12 picks, Kansas City saturated its roster with youth and talent. Cornerback Brandon Flowers of Virginia Tech carried late first-round value, and the Chiefs selected him in the second round. Running back Jamaal Charles of Texas carried high second-round value, and the Chiefs selected him in the third. Tight end Brad Cottam of Tennessee and safety DaJuan Morgan of North Carolina State each carried second-round value, and the Chiefs landed both in the third. The Chiefs also had a superb sixth round, drafting a potential starter at right offensive tackle in Barry Richardson and one of the college game's electric kick returners in Utah State's Kevin Robinson. Richardson started 45 consecutive games at Clemson, and Robinson returned seven college kicks for scores.

In a draft where reaching for need prevailed, patience rewarded a team that allowed good players slide to them.
Hell yes. EXACTLY what we needed.

I'm giddy, thrilled, ecstatic.

beach tribe
04-27-2008, 08:12 PM
Wow if Richardson plugs in at RT, and succeeds, this will be the best draft I have ever seen this team Make.

I can't believe we got Dorsey. This could be a draft that we all look back on as one that laid a large portion of the foundation of a team that is OURS. Not a team made up of everyone elses draft picks, and retreads. A team we can all be proud of.

bowener
04-27-2008, 08:13 PM
Something bad is about to happen; I can feel it. You all know it too, you can sense there is something profoundly wrong going on here, something against the laws of nature...

the Talking Can
04-27-2008, 08:13 PM
I hope Herm goes anal tonight.

He earned it.

Count Alex's Losses
04-27-2008, 08:14 PM
LOL...getting reamed on these tags.

KcMizzou
04-27-2008, 08:14 PM
Say what you will about Herm.. I like how he drafts.

Thanks Herm!

eazyb81
04-27-2008, 08:14 PM
I hope Herm goes anal tonight.

He earned it.

I'd say he's earned oral.

Count Alex's Losses
04-27-2008, 08:15 PM
I'd say he's earned oral.

Anal, oral, aural, nasal, cranial, occipital...you name it, Herm deserves sexual pleasure in that method.

DaFace
04-27-2008, 08:16 PM
I wonder what the vB designers would think if they saw how tags were being used on our board. ROFL

the Talking Can
04-27-2008, 08:16 PM
LOL...getting reamed on these tags.

you've got a friend somewhere

Coogs
04-27-2008, 08:18 PM
They fielded the second-oldest starting lineup in the NFL.

Just curious... who was older?

el borracho
04-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Well, this is fun. Still, I don't know why anyone would say this, "The Chiefs didn't need a defensive tackle, not after drafting Turk McBride and Tank Tyler in the first day of the 2007 draft. "

Basileus777
04-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Well, this is fun. Still, I don't know why anyone would say this, "The Chiefs didn't need a defensive tackle, not after drafting Turk McBride and Tank Tyler in the first day of the 2007 draft. "

I agree. Neither of those guys has proven that they can be anything more than rotational players. They certainly aren't a reason to even consider passing over Dorsey.

Direckshun
04-27-2008, 08:32 PM
Jesus, that was amazing to read.

KcMizzou
04-27-2008, 08:38 PM
Jesus, that was amazing to read.Let's just go ahead and start training camp now.

the Talking Can
04-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Jesus, that was amazing to read.

this is what it feels like for Pats and Colts fans all the time...a competent franchise doing competent things....

it's nice, i like it...

Brock
04-27-2008, 08:46 PM
Somebody locked Peterson in the shitter for a couple of days.

Skip Towne
04-27-2008, 08:54 PM
I wonder what the vB designers would think if they saw how tags were being used on our board. ROFL

Do they have an actual purpose?

KcMizzou
04-27-2008, 08:55 PM
Do they have an actual purpose?Hell yes... comedy.

Fish
04-27-2008, 10:18 PM
wood

noa
04-27-2008, 10:21 PM
Someone needs to tell Gosselin that we didn't fix our entire OL

crazycoffey
04-27-2008, 10:43 PM
It's a weird feeling to see this franchise win something.


A feeling I hope continues..... I said hope!

crazycoffey
04-27-2008, 10:45 PM
Well, this is fun. Still, I don't know why anyone would say this, "The Chiefs didn't need a defensive tackle, not after drafting Turk McBride and Tank Tyler in the first day of the 2007 draft. "

Turk could move outside, not a bad thought anyway......

Turk, Dorsey, Tank, Hali - starting lineup?

Mecca
04-27-2008, 10:49 PM
They should probably let the kid in the 7th try to win that spot, Turk is more suited to be a rotation DT in our D.

Saccopoo
04-27-2008, 10:50 PM
I hope Herm goes anal tonight.

He earned it.

Now I know I pissed myself. *wipes the tears of laughter from his cheeks*

Direckshun
04-27-2008, 10:51 PM
Somebody locked Peterson in the shitter for a couple of days.
*thud thud thud coming from Port-O-Potty outside One Arrowhead Drive*

GUYS!?!? GUYS!?!?!?

*thud thud thud*

DID WE TRADE UP FOR TREVOR LAWS!?!?

*thud thud thud*

crazycoffey
04-27-2008, 11:11 PM
They should probably let the kid in the 7th try to win that spot, Turk is more suited to be a rotation DT in our D.

Well of course, whoever wins it, wins it. I'm just thinking he never had enough to be inside and hasn't had a real chance to be on the end for us yet......

maybe we add in FA or draft there next year.

BigChiefFan
04-27-2008, 11:13 PM
We did very well, but we still have along ways to go. It will be very interesting if Clark stays true to his word about expecting the team to be close to a playoff team or else.

DaFace
04-27-2008, 11:46 PM
Do they have an actual purpose?

They're supposed to be used similar to our prefixes - to "tag" threads with keywords that can then be used to search later. For example, a Jared Allen thread might be "tagged" with:

"Jared Allen"
"Chiefs"
"Trades"
"Vikings"

...or something like that.