FIRE SCOTT PIOLI.
I looked at the Kansas City Star this morning and both columnists, Kent Babb and Sam Mellinger echoed what I wrote yesterday. This team goes nowhere with its current general manager, Scott Pioli.
And no, I don’t think they read my story and got the idea from me. Both guys are in a bad spot, as are the radio sports shows. The Chiefs spend money with all these outlets – big money. Just as important, all these folks need access to players, coaches and even the big guy, Pioli. With the exception of Babb, who is bailing on the Star very soon.
So it’s not that easy to call for the King’s firing just two games into the regular season.
This after four years of Carl Peterson Part Two.
I don’t know Scott, he may be a decent guy, but wow what a fall from grace.
He can’t draft, hire a head coach or run a winning program. And that’s pretty much all he was hired to do. Oh, I forgot, he does make the Hunt Family tons of money. Carl did the same. But let’s face it, without Marty Schottenheimer Peterson would have likely suffered the same fate much earlier in his 20 years running the franchise.
Peterson was something else – mean, hateful, arrogant and not a winner.
Thanks to a winning football team with almost no playoff victories in the 90′s, Carl and his five year plan survived. You remember, the one that never got us close to a Super Bowl because of his horrible mistakes when it mattered most.
“The last drops of reasonable belief that the Chiefs aren’t wasting their fan’s time and money are now dead..” wrote Sam “The Man” Mellinger.
THIS TEAM ISN’T GOING TO BE BIG WINNER AS LONG AS PIOLI IS RUNNING THINGS, added Kent Babb (a former Chiefs homer).
Both sound like someone I know…me.
They’re now telling fans to stay away and let Hunt see a financial problem. Then and only then will a move be made. Sadly that’s not likely. There are over 45,000 season ticket holders with big investments. They’ll still go to games even when we’re 1-6.
Oh sure, they’ll give the tickets to their friends and family as the season wallows on, and those people will go and fill the otherwise empty seats.
Then all the talk will turn towards, “Lose all the games to get a college star quarterback for next season.” That may happen, whether they try to or not.
So next year we’ll get a new head coach, a new rookie quarterback – all picked by Scott Pioli. He’ll remain. Then he’ll tell you it takes time with a rookie quarterback. Who knows if the guy he picks will be able to even make it happen in the NFL? Most don’t.
Chiefs fans, maybe I’m wrong, but to me it looks like years of losing down the road. It’s just so unfair.
Both Star columnists talk about how weird Pioli is with his secrets, that he focuses on little things at the stadium, keeping the spending down and on and on.
Don’t kid yourself, Scott’s deeply depressed, more than we are, if that’s possible.
He’s embarrassed, so are we all.