The reaction from within the Kansas City Chiefs‘ facilities after the firing of John Dorsey seems to have mirrored that of the public.
While he’s confident the organization will be just fine, veteran pass-rusher Tamba Hali explained in an appearance on “Good Morning Football” on Monday that he wasn’t a fan of the surprise move.
“From a subjective opinion, I wasn’t too pleased,” Hali said, according to Conor Orr of NFL.com. “I’m really fond of John. Mr. Dorsey, he’s done a tremendous job since he’s been with the organization so everything that happened the past week really caught a lot of us off guard. But I’m sure the Hunt family knows exactly what they’re doing with the re-signing of our coach Andy Reid. I think everything will be fine but Mr. Dorsey will be missed with the Chiefs.”
Hali, originally a first-round pick in 2006, has spent his entire NFL career in Kansas City.
The organization had been up and down for the majority of that stretch until the arrival of Dorsey and Andy Reid back in 2013. Kansas City posted a 44-21 regular-season record over the four seasons that followed, making three trips to the playoffs.
That impressive stretch was highlighted by a 12-4 showing in 2017 and the Chiefs’ first AFC West title since 2010.
Reid remains with the organization, and his future is secure thanks to a recent contract extension, but the Chiefs’ No. 1 offseason priority will now be finding a general manager who can step in and work in tandem with the veteran head coach.
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