“There are a lot of reasons that this is the right hire,” Pioli said. “Continuity and consistency … having things like that in place really do add to the likelihood of success. Anytime you can create or have consistency, especially when you believe that things are headed in the right direction … that’s a positive.
“I’ve known Romeo for quite some time and understand and know what he is and who he is and what he represents. He’s got a great football mind. He’s got a great deal of integrity. He certainly knows who to get the troops motivated, to say the least. He is someone that knows how to create a great deal of energy, emotion and respect among the players.”