DorseyLike Haynesworth in Washington, Dorsey’s team switched from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defensive scheme in his second season with the club as it underwent a leadership change. Haynesworth made a stink all offseason before just recently getting on board.
Dorsey never made such an issue in 2009. He dealt with it. A year later he’s glad he did.
“It wasn’t easy last year, but I like the 3-4,” Dorsey said Tuesday after another grueling Chiefs’ training-camp practice. “I had never played it before. I was always a 4-3 guy so it was a change, but it feels good now.”
Dorsey was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 draft. He was considered a natural 4-3 player. But in Todd Haley’s system, he had to get used to the 3-4. The Chiefs are sticking with the 3-4 this year under new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
Dorsey said there is a big difference this year because he has been in the system for a year.
“It’s a lot easier this year,” Dorsey said. “We can just go. I really like the 3-4 techniques. I still need to get better, but this year is a big difference.”
Dorsey has been somewhat of a disappointment in his first two NFL seasons. However, the team is hopeful he will further development and reach his massive potential after his second season in the new system.