What’s that expression about too many cooks in the kitchen? In the midst of a season when it’s been noted that Doug Pederson’s offensive gameplan might be adversely affected by too many voices taking part in a collaborative process, Mike Garafolo dropped some news on another voice being consulted in the Eagles’ front office:
From @gmfb Weekend: The #Eagles quietly brought former #Chiefs and #Browns GM John Dorsey aboard as a consultant the past few months. Dorsey could be in the mix for some GM jobs this cycle. If not, possible he sticks in Philly. pic.twitter.com/mXO1PWlOJZ
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 19, 2020
Dorsey, of course, took over the Chiefs following a disastrous six-season stretch in which Kansas City went 29-67. If you remove the anomalous 2010 season -the Chiefs won the AFC West with a 10-6 record- the team went 19-61. He then went to Cleveland and was hired in early December 2017, while the Browns were on their way to a 0-16 record. Cleveland went 13-18-1 over his two seasons as GM, which included some key draft picks that have led to the emergence of the Browns as a legitimate AFC contender.
Notable Draft Picks by John Dorsey:
Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, Mitch Morse, Chris Jones, Nick Chubb, Dee Ford, Marcus Peters, Patrick Mahomes, and Baker Mayfield 🔥 pic.twitter.com/LG4k7CbvsZ
— Chris Mallee (@mallee_chris_24) December 19, 2020
If it’s a GM job he wants, might I suggest the one in town. Jeff Lurie should rush to shove Howie Roseman back into whatever custodial closet he was thrust into during the Chip Kelly years.
Darius Slay is OUT
After some initial optimism that lockdown corner Darius Slay would play against DeAndre Hopkins and the Cardinals, he was officially ruled out via an oddly-worded tweet from the Eagles:
Game Status Update: DB Grayland Arnold, RB Jason Huntley (illness), and CB Darius Slay did not travel with the team and are out for tomorrow’s game. pic.twitter.com/DfYx6zgo7g
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 19, 2020
Strange that the most important player on that list would show up last, but to each their own I suppose.