It’s called nepotism…
You move up the ladder because a family member or good pal says so. Simple as that. Sure, some people have genuine talent, like Clint Eastwood and they slowly move up. But most Hollywood executives move up because of Uncle Bill or Aunt Jane. Same thing in the NFL.
"My son will make a great offensive coordinator."
"Sure thing, Marty."
Hey, sometimes it works, but usually it doesn’t.
So Chiefs head guy Scott Pioli couldn’t control head coach Todd Haley. Scott wanted Todd gone last year, but Todd won, so Pioli had to wait. Scott brought Matt ‘the franchise’ Cassel for 99 billion bucks so he gets to stay.
Yep, likely your starting quarterback for 2012 is Matt Cassel…again.
Interim Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel will likely stay on as Defensive coordinator. The new haed coach, like it or not, will be a failed-everywhere guy. A TODD HALEY LIGHT like Josh McDaniels. He sucked at Denver and at St. Louis, but he’s tight with Pioli.
Liike law enforcement, the NFL is a business, nothing more. If a city will accept losing and being laughed at just to have a team – like we do – than so be it.
Our fans still believe and we still go to games. The Chiefs are THE news in this town, win or lose.
Why? Because the NFL has replaced movie stars, TV stars, Music stars and even "outlaws" as the No. 1 entertainment value in THE WORLD. Average players often make as much $7 or $8 million a year to sit on the bench. In Hollywood it’s pay for play. Only in the NFL can you fail at a high speed.
For example take Carl Peterson a failed GM here who will now get a RAISE if he goes to run the Miami Dolphins in Florida. A proven business guy but with little demonstrated ability analyzing NFL talent. My dog knew to keep Rich Gannon over Elvis Grbac in 1997. Had Carl done so….KANSAS CITY WOULD HAVE BEEN SUPER BOWL CHAMPS…for sure…but he didn’t.
Why? because Carl had all his dough riding on Elvis not Rich. So we give up a Super Bowl and Elvis was gone a year later. Then Rich was MVP for the Super Bowl bound Oakland Raiders. See how that works?
Since Hank Stram in the 60’s and very early 70’s, our football team has been a bottom feeder.
Yes, Marty Ball worked for five or so years, but no Super Bowls.
The Chiefs have had zillions of head coaches whose names we forget. Just like we will Todd Haley. Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil and many more. I’d name them for you but like I said, I’vfe forgotten them. We’ve only had three general managers over that period though; Jack Steadman, Carl Peterson and now Pioli.
They all make millions, we pay the bills and we never even get close to another Super Bowl.
The fans take it up the butt again and again. What’s the solution?
Don’t go to games! Get on sports talk radio and bitch daily. Force them to care. If we yell long enough the Chiefs maybe will move to Oklahoma. Can’t win for losing, huh?
P.S. If Carl gets the $5 million a year job in Miami it will be because he’s friends with the owners. They know he knows very little about football but they don’t care. You go, Carl. I know, I know, "We have the best fans in the NFL, the best. We need to win for them," Peterson will in regards to his loyal fan base – this time in Miami.