When Vince Young came over to Philadelphia in 2011, he dubbed the Free Agent intensive Eagles "The Dream Team." Young himself lasted one year, and then-head coach Andy Reid lasted only one after that, as the dream turned to nightmare. The Reid led Eagles went a combined 12-20 in 2011 and 2012, with the subsequent firing of the long time coach on Black Monday.
While Reid may not be as bold as the former Longhorn great, there is quiet optimism that he could compile a talented, tireless group of personnel evaluators in his new home, Kansas City.
Ian Rapoport tweeted late last week that Andy Reid hopes to bring in Packers' executive John Dorsey, as well as former Eagles and Browns GM Tom Heckert to his football operations. This haul would likely require Heckert to take a lesser role in the organization, as Dorsey may have issues leaving Green Bay for a lateral move.
Dorsey is one of the hardest working personnel men in the NFL. He is a tedious, organized evaluator with a priority to take the best player available. With the contributions of Dorsey, the Packers have consistently been able to find studs in the late rounds such as Greg Jennings and Sam Shields.
Tom Heckert was given the door in Cleveland after ownership of the team changed hands. While his time with the Browns didn't yield a lot of wins (only 5 in 2012), their roster is widely regarded as one of the most talented, youthful rosters in football. He spent 3 years prior to that as the GM (in title as Reid had final say) in Philly.
Kansas City has seen "the best perceived hire" in Kansas City recently, as the highly touted and now former GM Scott Pioli made an improvement of exactly zero wins from when he took over the team following the 2008 season (2-14) to the abysmal 2012 season (2-14). And while that fact may still linger in the minds of Chiefs fans, Reid's proven success (9 playoff appearances in 14 season) as well as the pedigree of Dorsey and Heckert could improve this team quickly.
A combination of Reid, Dorsey and Heckert would provide a stable group of "grinders" (as Reid would call them) to keep each other in check and provide a consistent group of thoughtful evaluation. Reid said in an interview on www.kcchiefs.com that egos have to go out the window when you're evaluating and drafting players (something Scott Pioli was incapable of doing). If that mentality were to pour over into the football operations structure, the Chiefs could see sustainable success for years to come.