KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Everything that John Dorsey has done to mold the Kansas City Chiefs since becoming their general manager in January has been influenced by a career spent with the Green Bay Packers.
Fighting for jobs on special teams honed his blue-collar work ethic. His attention to detail was no doubt shaped by coaches such as Mike Holmgren. Longtime front-office executives Bob Harlan, Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson helped Dorsey to develop his approach to player personnel.
So when he shows up at Arrowhead Stadium for Thursday night's preseason game against the Packers, it will mean more to Dorsey than just another dress rehearsal for the regular season, or one last chance to evaluate players on the fence heading into the final round of cuts this weekend. It will be a convergence of his past and present.
"I'd been there for a long time," Dorsey told The Associated Press, "but I'm also of the belief that you learn from the past, you live in the present and you build on the futur...