The Morning Fix

I can guarantee you this – when the moment came, Bill Grigsby did not go quietly. He may not have made a sound and hopefully medication for his pain and battle against cancer dulled his senses. But there’s no way that Grigs gave up the microphone of life without a fight.

Even if it was just in his sub-conscious, I’m betting there was a tussle over the mike and Grigs was saying “one more thing …”

Pioli answered questions from reporters at the NFL scouting combine Saturday for about 15 minutes. He then excused himself to go watch a group of offensive linemen run the 40-yard dash. That’s exciting stuff only to a guy who makes his living evaluating football players.

“I don’t want to miss those workouts,” he said. “It’s better than watching paint dry, some people would say.”

Grigsby handled the play-by-play for the Chiefs’ appearances in Super Bowls I and IV and called the first nationally televised Final Four in 1957 when Kansas lost in triple overtime to North Carolina at Municipal Auditorium.

Charles Wonderlic says that about a quarter of the leaked scores are incorrect, but whether they’re false or not, damage is often done within public opinion. He says the Wonderlic Company scores the tests from the combine, then sends the results to the NFL, which then distributes them to teams. Each team’s decision-makers then see a copy, he says, and from there, it’s difficult to maintain confidentiality because the more eyes are on the results, the higher the likelihood of leaks.

Pioli said he thought the Chiefs were a very slow team when he took over in 2009.

“We needed to upgrade our team speed, because I think when we first got there it was certainly the slowest football team I’ve been a part of,” Pioli said. “Not just on offense, not just on defense, but on special teams (too).”

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