Speculation is running rampant with most NFL general managers and coaches at Senior Bowl practices this week. The latest wild hair brain rumor, that is being floated around is that defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey the former 1st round, fifth overall pick in the 2008 draft of the Kansas City Chiefs could have a huge impact on the Bucs 1st round pick come this April.
Typically general managers, coaches and scouts are putting out a bunch of misinformation this time of year to conceal there respective teams true intentions leading up to free agency and the draft. But that never stops the amount of total gossip garbage that is seemingly passed on to local beat writers as solid information.
Let’s not forget that Dorsey has bad knees for a minute, has failed to produce splash plays or get any kind of regular push up front as either a defensive tackle under former Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards or that he was miscast as a 3-4 defensive end last season.
After dropping off into obscurity in the Midwest, the Chiefs are trying to unload a player who hasn’t produced in two seasons and is saddled with a hefty contract and this somehow is going to effect what the Bucs are going to do? I hardly think so.
Sure, while there might be an outside chance that by some wild miracle the Detroit Lions are involved in a situation where they trade down in the first round with the Chiefs as part of the deal they get Dorsey and are still able to grab the left tackle they so desperately need to protect Matthew Stafford, their investment from the last years draft.
But who then are the Chiefs targeting, would the Chiefs seriously consider taking safety Eric Berry with the second overall pick? There are way too many variables for this to fall right for the Bucs and have Ndamukong Suh fall to number three. With the first hurdle coming by way of the Rams with the first overall pick, as they would essentially have to address there need for a quarterback, but then that would leave Suh on the board and the Lions on the clock, would they pass on Suh for a blindside protector and Dorsey?
As you can see, its nothing more then a bunch of what ifs and wild speculation, which should it come to light, would be one of the wildest top halves of the draft in a long time.
In Other News
One prominent name that has begun to surface in connection with the Bucs vacant quarterback coaching position, is that of Terry Shea. Shea whose no stranger to Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, as he was a consultant last year and worked with Freeman prior to him being selected with the 17th pick in the first round of the 2009 draft.
Shea’s NFL resume reads as follows; from 2001 to 2003, Shea was the Quarterbacks Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2004, he became the Offensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears. He then returned to the Kansas City Chiefs, once again as the Quarterbacks Coach in 2005. On January 12, 2007, he was fired by coach Herm Edwards and joined the Miami Dolphins shortly thereafter. Shea went on to coach the quarterbacks for the St. Louis Rams for the 2008 season.