Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown
Dustin Colquitt said what fans need to know about Dwayne Bowe is that he’s changed, that John Dorsey, Andy Reid and Clark Hunt see Bowe as a family man now.
Bowe has a wife and child, Colquitt say’s that’s what Dorsey saw in Bowe. Bowe’s not the same guy according to Colquitt. Bowe’s committed and older… matured.
“He is part of the Chiefs’ family, and it was important to him to remain in Kansas City,” said John Dorsey soon after the Kansas City Chiefs signed Bowe to a 5-year deal worth $56 million and $26 million guaranteed.
Prior to the Bowe signing the top guaranteed monies WR’s were Calvin Johnson $48.750 million, Andre Johnson $48 million, Larry Fitzgerald $27 million and Vincent Jackson $26 million.
If Bowe remains on the roster for the 2016 and ’17 seasons, he’ll have a $9.75 million base salary each year. Only Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald have higher overall and annual salaries than Bowe.
He said he understood the challenge ahead and he totally embraced that challenge,” said Dorsey.
Fans, they’ll be watching.
Now it’s up to Bowe to do the work.
CHIEFS MAKING BOLD MOVES
”Winning organizations do moves like this, and what that does is it makes players realize that these guys are true to their word,” Dorsey said. ”If we play and do what we’re supposed to do, at the end of the day, they’re going to give us what our just due is.”
Quotes like this makes me REALLY, REALLY like what Dorsey and Andy Reid are crafting.
Dorsey’s an honest guy, my opinion is he does what he says and to the best of his ability. If Dorsey tells fans he had to do X, Y and Z fans believe him. Dorsey’s initial steps have already earned that trust.
Notable is where Dorsey says “winning organizations do moves like this”. Dorsey and Reid are talking like they want to win, know how to win and have faith in the players to win. That assurance hasn’t been, that positive flow to the locker room.
Confidence, being optimistic and encouragement has been in short supply.
The Chiefs finished 2-14, fans weren’t happy and not too many players deserved a pat on the back. But that doesn’t matter to Dorsey. The message he’s sending is he doesn’t care what happened in the past, he’s got “certain” things he wants to do. At the end of the day Dorsey said you show players you believe in them then they’ll give you what you want because they’ll do what they’re supposed to do.
A mutual respect.
Former Chief WR JJ Birden said on Chief Concerns Facebook page that as soon as the players buy what they’re (Dorsey/Reid) selling it’ll spread like wildfire.
Players are beginning to buy, Dorsey sat down with Tyson Jackson getting him to shave $10 million off his paycheck. Jackson had to, but you don’t get a player to drop $10 million if they don’t believe in the plan.
”The only thing important in my eyes is acquiring the best talent I can for this organization, so we can stack up the most W’s as possible,” Dorsey said. ”That’s the way I go about it, and the way I view things. My sole responsibility is to get players here. That’s what I do.”
Comments like that, how can Dorsey go wrong? No sermon on the ‘right 53′, plain and simple get the BEST players to Kansas City. As a fan, I love it! How about you?
Good day, Chiefs fans!