Former CFL quarterback Ken Dorsey goes viral for smashing tablet following Bills’ loss

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Former CFL quarterback Ken Dorsey has become an internet sensation following his irate reaction to the Buffalo Bills’ first loss of the 2022 NFL season.

Trailing 21-19 to the Miami Dolphins with 19 seconds left, Buffalo had a chance to set up a game-winning field goal but the offence was unable to get back to the line in time to spike the ball following a catch-and-run by Isaiah McKenzie. The CBS broadcast cut to Dorsey in the coaches’ booth after the clock expired, catching him angrily throwing his headset and sending his play sheets flying while repeatedly attempting to smash his video tablet.

The clip has since been shared widely on social media and viewed millions of times, quickly ascending to meme status within the NFL fandom.

Dorsey is in his first season as the Bills’ offensive coordinator, having previously served as the team’s quarterbacks coach since 2019. He commands one of the NFL’s most potent units, led by superstar quarterback Josh Allen — who threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

Prior to beginning his coaching career with the Carolina Panthers in 2013, Dorsey spent one season north of the border with the Toronto Argonauts. He dressed for 17 games in 2010 as the backup to Cleo Lemon but never saw the field, going 8-of-17 for 96 yards in one preseason outing.

A national champion while at the University of Miami, Dorsey was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He would go on to start 15 games over six seasons with the Niners and Cleveland Browns, tossing for 2,082 yards, eight touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.

Despite dropping to 2-1 with the loss, the Bills remain early Super Bowl favourites in the eyes of many. Their next game is scheduled for Sunday, October 2 against the Baltimore Ravens.