Longtime Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali was not exactly happy to see general manager John Dorsey shown the door last week.
While Hali wouldn’t go so far as to express anger or a feeling of betrayal, he did make it clear that the move was shocking and upsetting.
“From a subjective opinion, I wasn’t too pleased,” Chiefs veteran linebacker Tamba Hali said Monday on Good Morning Football, via 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.”
The news that Dorsey was leaving came on the heels of a contract extension for Reid. It was reported not long afterwards that Dorsey didn’t “part ways” with the Chiefs in a mutual agreement. Rather, he was fired, which was very shocking considering he was Reid’s hand-picked general manager, having come on board in 2013 after Reid was hired.
It’s not surprising that Hali would be upset and surprised Dorsey was suddenly no longer a part of what the Chiefs are building. After all, Kansas City made the playoffs in three of the four seasons of Dorsey’s tenure. Prior to that, the veteran pass rusher had only made it to the postseason twice in his first six seasons.
It’s unclear what sparked Clark Hunt’s decision to let Dorsey go. Perhaps we’ll know more in the future. But right now, it’s clear players are wondering what happened, and that at least one of them isn’t too happy about the latest turn of events.