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Chiefs GM John Dorsey Isn't Satisfied

Heading into his third year in Kansas City, John Dorsey knows there’s work to do

After just two seasons as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, John Dorsey has led an organization that has seen the best turnaround in franchise history. The nine-win improvement from 2012 (2-14) to 2013 (11-5) during his first year leading the Chiefs is the best ever for the franchise from one year to the next.

In 2014, the Chiefs finished with a 9-7 record, which marked just the third time in 19 years that the Chiefs had back-to-back winning seasons.

Despite that success, Dorsey isn't ready to pat himself on the back just yet.

"I'm really never satisfied to be quite honest with you," he explained. "Until you reach that ultimate mark, that's what we all strive for. You'll never truly be satisfied; I don't think you can be.


"So right now what we do is we always talk about—rolling our sleeves up and going to work. We'll do that every day until we hit that ultimate mark."

From the headlines the Chiefs have made this offseason, it's obvious Dorsey and company have been "rolling up their sleeves and getting to work."

The big move was the signing of former Philadelphia Eagle and University of Missouri alum, Jeremy Maclin.

Maclin spent four years with coach Andy Reid and much of his staff during the first four years of his career (2009-12) in Philadelphia. He had 258 receptions for 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in those four seasons.

Last year, Maclin had the best year of his career, catching 85 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"It's very rare to get a man of this quality as a person at the age of 26," Dorsey said at Maclin's introductory press conference. "He is back home where he belongs."

In addition to the signing of defensive back , Eric Fisher and re-signing defensive back , the Chiefs made noise when they traded an undisclosed draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs.

Photos of Clark Hunt, John Dorsey and Andy Reid.

Grubbs, an eight-year NFL veteran, said he immediately felt comfortable when he arrived in Kansas City.

"I feel like I'm family already," Grubbs said. "That's one thing that [coach] Reid stressed and put emphasis on the phone was you're going to be family here.

"It's just a great feeling. I couldn't be in a better situation."

When asked whether or not he's happy with how the 2015 offseason has shaped up, Dorsey put it simply.

"The simplest way I could put it is I think we're better today than we were two weeks ago," he said. "I think that we've crafted the plan, we've executed it to our fullest and I think we've walked away with some pretty good players."

The Chiefs will continue to add players to the roster in hopes of creating competition across the board, whether it's through free agency, the draft or by other means.

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