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#1 Aug 14, 2006
I live in Orinda and have watched Ken play his whole career. In high school, he followed QB Drew Bennett, who QB'd for UCLA and now plays WR for the Titans. After watching Drew, who was MVP in three sports, we weren't expecting much from this tall, ungainly beanpole. But Ken was incredible - you could feel his determination to win from the stands, and he clearly had great leadership on the field. He wasn't pretty to watch, and I think that made some reporters question his ability even then. But he was magic and proved them all wrong. He won every game.
Almost the same thing happened at Miami, where he had to prove himself. People don't remember that he had to fight for the top spot against a very athletic, experienced QB who looked like fans think a QB should on the field. I think that guy eventually left to play major league baseball. But look what Dorsey did! He plays his best under pressure. He can make you scream with unbelievable relief as he pulls a play from under his hat at the last moment. He can march the team down the field in the last minutes of the game and score - after even his greatest fans have given up!
The 9ers were unable to give Dorsey the protection he needed to show that he did have the arm and the accuracy. And as he has said himself, he needed to adjust to a faster game in the pros. But his longtime fans know that he has the intelligence, the spirit, and the athletic ability to be a champion QB. Browns fans - give Dorsey a chance, and you won't be disappointed. Don't mistake his nice guy personality (he has even once referred to himself as a geek) for who he is on the field - a killer competitor.
#2 Jan 13, 2007
Thank heavens somebody else knows a winner when they see one. Its too bad someone hasn't given him the chance he deserves. Crennell has said Dorsey doens't have the arm strength. Well, that tells me he doesn't know squat about quarterbacking. Arm strength can be improved, smarts and intangibles are something else. You either have it, or you don't. Dorsey was never a practice player, not meaning he was lazy or anything, but when a game started, it was like a switch got flipped, and it sure was fun to watch. He's a leader in the huddle, and makes the right decisions on the field, IF given the time. If the Browns go with the West Coast Offense, that is right up Dorsey's alley, he was raised on it in high school.
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