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Pioli in at Kansas City as general manager

Posted on: January 13, 2009 5:49 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2009 6:03 pm
A source close to the Kansas City Chiefs just confirmed that the club hired New England's Scott Pioli as its general manager.

Pioli, who spent nine seasons with the Patriots, was hired today, the source said. Pioli is not expected to keep Herman Edwards as his head coach, though one league source indicated that no decision has been made there and that Edwards might survive. Edwards lost 23 of his last 25 starts, but was forced to play most of last season -- a 2-14 finish -- with a third-string quarterback and rookies or inexperienced starters everywhere.

Pioli succeeds Carl Peterson, the team president who stepped down last month and who hired Edwards three years ago. Pioli is the second high-profile name to exit the Patriots this week, with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Monday taking over as the new Denver head coach.
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Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2009 11:54 am

Pioli in at Kansas City as general manager

While I would have loved to see Pioli as the GM here in Denver, I hate even more so that he is in KC. The first move he must make is FIRE HERMAN EDWARDS!!!! I questioned why he was hired by the Chiefs to begin with, the guy was an awful coach in New York, did Peterson really thing it would be different in KC?

The Chiefs need to start over as well, the defense plays uninspired, the offense was run like a college team, and while Tyler Thingpen was able to play decently, the spread is not a NFL offense.

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