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Glenn Dorsey Enjoys 'Fresh Start'

Posted May 31, 2013

Through the first two weeks of OTAs, versatile defensive lineman is feeling right at home with his new teammates.

Through the first two weeks of Organized Team Activities, Glenn Dorsey has been enjoying his "fresh start" in San Francisco.

The 6-foot-1, 297 pound defensive lineman is already benefiting from the work with his new position coach, Jim Tomsula, who is often seen on his hands and knees, coaching right alongside his players.

"He gives you different ways to look at things and different ways to use your body, use your hands, use what God gave you," Dorsey told 49ers.com. "He's doing a tremendous job. I'm learning a lot of new techniques and it's all making sense for me."

The three weeks of OTAs are a valuable time for Dorsey, who is eager to pick up the nuances of Vic Fangio's defense.

"You can work your techniques and at the same time, it's not really full contact so you can work with it, make mistakes and it won't really cost you," Dorsey said. "It's fine tuning your techniques and it's good work right now."

Though he's just beginning to learn the scheme, Dorsey loves what he's seen so far. The versatile linemen will be lining up at defensive tackle and defensive end and looks forward to making an impact.

"I like the defensive scheme and up front, I'm going to play everywhere - inside and outside," Dorsey said. "I'm just going to do whatever they ask me to do and do it the best I could. I like the scheme. They throw a lot of things at you, a lot of mix-up and stuff like that. It's fun."

Dorsey also praised all of the defensive linemen for helping him with his transition, noting the selfless attitude Tomsula preaches to his group.

"That's one thing about our room, everybody's trying to help each other," Dorsey said. "We're just working together and trying to be the best we can be."

While Dorsey is still getting to know many of his teammates, he was excited to see a fellow LSU Tiger selected by the 49ers in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Dorsey has taken safety Eric Reid under his wing and is impressed with his demeanor.

"He's humble," Dorsey said about Reid. "He's trying to learn everything, taking it one day at a time. That's what you have to do when everything's coming at you fast on another level. I think he's got the right mindset."

Dorsey was at the 49ers Draft Bash in downtown San Jose and admits he was excited when Reid's name was called.

"I was down at the draft party and when they picked him, I just went crazy," Dorsey said. "I was excited about that. I'm glad that he's here."

Dorsey and the rest of the 49ers will wrap up OTAs next week.


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