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Tribal Warfare
04-29-2008, 12:41 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/596129.html



Chiefs top draft choices display their enthusiasm

By KENT BABB

The Kansas City Star


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Glenn Dorsey admitted to being nervous Sunday before the Chiefs made him the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft.
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<!-- END /pubsys/production/story/story_assets.comp --> <table> </table> The Chiefs’ first-round draft picks stood Monday at Arrowhead Stadium and held up their new jerseys. Offensive lineman Branden Albert held up a No. 76 jersey. Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey held up the No. 72, and that made him smile.When it was time to return the jersey to a team employee, Dorsey wasn’t ready to let go.

“Take care of it, man,” he said to the employee.
For the next nine months, everything about Dorsey and Albert will be handled with care. They are the face of the Chiefs’ youth movement, a shift away from some of the familiar faces of years past and a new philosophy — less emphasis on free agents and more emphasis on draft picks — the Chiefs hope will dull the pain of last year’s 4-12 record.
The signs hung around Arrowhead say the Chiefs are spending this offseason “Laying the foundation.” Albert said Monday he thinks the team began by snagging a pair of linemen in the first round.
“We all know where it starts at; it starts in the trenches,” he said. “It starts in the offensive line and the defensive line.”

Dorsey and Albert possess enthusiasm, and they have attracted high expectations. The Chiefs traded up two spots to draft Albert with the No. 15 overall pick. Dorsey was selected No. 5 overall. He was rated by some draft experts as the best defensive player in the class — and maybe the best player overall. He admitted Monday that he was nervous before the draft that he would slip down the draft board.
Dorsey has a bad leg, or had one if you ask him about it. He said he has been healthy for months, even if he was the only person at the NFL scouting combine who trusted the right leg Dorsey fractured two seasons ago when he was at LSU.
“I knew I wasn’t hurt,” he said, “but it seemed like everybody else didn’t know I wasn’t hurt.”

It was enough that four teams backed off Dorsey, and there he was Monday landing in Kansas City, climbing into a limousine with Albert and stopping only for some barbecue on the way to Arrowhead.
Perhaps Dorsey wasn’t in town long enough Monday afternoon for him to hear about the Chiefs’ 2007 season. He said he didn’t know much about the team’s worst season in 30 years and the team’s plans that such a season won’t happen again.

But he had heard enough from coaches and executives during a predraft visit to Kansas City to learn last season yielded little worth talking about.
“I’m not really concerned about last year,” Dorsey said. “This is a new year. We’re bringing in new players. Coaches are fired up; they’re telling me I can make an immediate impact. I’m just looking forward to the future.”
Both players nodded Monday when asked whether they hope to sign with the Chiefs as soon as possible. Sure, they would — but then, so did Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, last year’s first-round pick. He didn’t sign until last August, after he had missed 10 days of training camp.
Bowe said Monday that he spoke with Dorsey, Bowe’s former teammate at

LSU, about what the next few months will be like.
Bowe called the time “stressful” Monday but said he told Dorsey that it was the job of his agent, Joel Segal, to shoulder the stress of Dorsey’s contract. Dorsey’s job, Bowe said, will be to smile as much as possible — like what he was doing Monday at Arrowhead.

Bowe said there is more to smile about these days. He said he sensed a renewed optimism around the stadium after the draft. He said the Chiefs’ newest faces are proof the team’s new philosophy is a good one.

Everything is starting to come to one now,” Bowe said. “It’s all one family, and we’re all ready to get together and work. We’ve got everybody here now; now we’ve just got to put the pads on.”

If Dorsey had his way, he might still be holding that Chiefs jersey.
“I’m just ready to get to work,” he said, smiling again.
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Douche Baggins
04-29-2008, 12:44 AM
Just try getting past them.

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Rausch
04-29-2008, 12:48 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/596129.html



Chiefs top draft choices display their enthusiasm

Uh huh...

http://www.inminds.co.uk/stopbush-3272b-20nov03.jpg

HMc
04-29-2008, 12:56 AM
We sort of read this article every year tho, don't we.

Mecca
04-29-2008, 01:01 AM
These guys are actually good though...

ChiefaRoo
04-29-2008, 01:50 AM
These guys are actually good though...

Yes, they are good!! I like it, laying the foundation like Marty and Carl did when they started back in the day. If KC drafts like this next year and Croyle develops look out!

Mecca
04-29-2008, 01:52 AM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...

KCChiefsMan
04-29-2008, 02:16 AM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...

I'd like to see a KU player on it!

Skip Towne
04-29-2008, 06:21 AM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...

We all are. We should draft nothing but USC players.

Stryker
04-29-2008, 06:44 AM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...

They all get drafted to the New Orleans Saints so they can see what it's like to play in the BCS dome - um, er, I mean Super Dome! ROFL

Could not resist!

kepp
04-29-2008, 06:50 AM
I'd like to see a KU player on it!

I got my Mizzou player this year :p

Mr. Arrowhead
04-29-2008, 08:03 AM
anybody know the agents of dorsey and alberts and what kind of relationship Carl has with them.

Deberg_1990
04-29-2008, 08:13 AM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...

John David Booty could have been ours!!!

Bob Dole
04-29-2008, 09:25 AM
anybody know the agents of dorsey and alberts and what kind of relationship Carl has with them.

Illiterate much?

Bowe called the time “stressful” Monday but said he told Dorsey that it was the job of his agent, Joel Segal, to shoulder the stress of Dorsey’s contract.

siberian khatru
04-29-2008, 09:53 AM
I just hope they don't lose their enthusiasm during another 4-12 season. They need to keep telling themselves that it's a rebuild and a process. 2008 should suck, but hopefully 2009 will be better, and then maybe 2010 we'll be ready to contend.

El Jefe
04-29-2008, 03:16 PM
I'd like to see a KU player on it!

I would love to see a Buckeye on it LOL.

milkman
04-30-2008, 02:24 PM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...

Rey Maualuga would be a good one to start with.

BCD
04-30-2008, 02:38 PM
I'm still waiting for a USC player to be on the team...Sorry, we want GOOD players...:D