Bill Cowher To Coach The Chiefs? Pioli Must Go First


Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs need to fire GM Scott Pioli and hire Bill Cowher.

The sooner, the better.

I know, I know. We go through this every time the Chiefs need a need a new coach.

But this time, it’s different.

If Cowher does indeed want to coach again, there isn’t a more attractive option than the Kansas City Chiefs.

There is just one problem: Scott Pioli

We’ve already seen evidence that the environment Pioli has created at Arrowhead has frightened away qualified coaching candidates and free agents.Why did Jeff Fisher only briefly meet with the Chiefs before leaving the meeting early? Why wouldn’t Peyton Manning even visit Kansas City?

It is well know that Manning chose Denver because of his comfort level with John Elway. He chose the Broncos over more talented teams. One could argue that Manning would have been much better off with the Chiefs or even the Cardinals. Fit was clearly more important to Manning than talent and it is obvious that he never even considered Kansas City as a possible destination.

Guys like Bill Cowher and John Gruden likely feel the same way. If and when these gentleman return to coaching, they’re likely going to want a lot of control. That is something they’d never get working for Pioli.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt was in a tough spot last offseason. He allowed Pioli to convince him that the problem in Kansas City was Todd Haley. While that may be partially true, it takes two to tango and Pioli and the environment he’s created was thoroughly exposed in Kent Babb’s Arrowhead Anxiety story. After that, should we really be surprised that Manning and Fisher wanted no part of the Chiefs?

It is clear now that Hunt’s best path forward is to cut ties with Pioli, not just because the Chiefs are losing so much but because of why they are losing so much. Hunt is smart enough to realize he has a team full of talent that is under-performing on the field because of a lack of leadership.

That’s on Romeo Crennel and it’s on Scott Pioli.

Cutting ties with Pioli will send a message to the Bill Cowhers and John Grudens of the world that Hunt is ready to turn over control of the organization to someone new.

Bill Cowher has been talking about the Chiefs an awful lot lately. Two weeks ago on the CBS pre-game show, Cowher gave a bold prediction that the Chiefs would end up going 10-6 and would make the playoffs. After the Chiefs lost on Sunday, Cowher again mentioned how much talent he thinks the Chiefs have.

I’m not saying Cowher is giving a wink-wink to Clark Hunt but I am saying his professional opinion is that the Chiefs shouldn’t be nearly as bad as they are this season.

If a smart and experienced coach like Cowher can see that then he should be able to see the opportunity that will be presented should Hunt decide to give Pioli his walking papers this season. The Chiefs look well on their way to a top 10 pick. With a number of excellent QB prospects expected to be available in this draft, the Chiefs should be able to snag one of them. Cowher would be walking into a familiar environment (he is a former Chiefs defensive coordinator) with a young and talented roster and a high draft pick.

Remember, Cowher had plenty of success in Pittsburgh but he didn’t get his Super Bowl ring until he got his franchise QB in Ben Roethlisberger.

Cowher is the perfect fit for Kansas City. He brings the leadership the Chiefs are sorely missing, he has the experience to take over the Chiefs’ 3-4 defense and make it great and he’ll likely have the draft pick he needs to get KC its first franchise QB since Len Dawson.

To those worried about the dreaded “rebuilding” word, you need not worry. The KC roster doesn’t need rebuilding.

The KC front office and coaching staff, does.

Whether it is Cowher, Gruden or someone else, Clark Hunt needs new a new sheriff in town.

 

 

Tags: Bill Cowher Kansas City Chiefs

  • metalchief

    i would love for bill cowher to come coach the chiefs…but, he’s not. he said it last year he’s happy where he is what he does, the only place you’ll see cowher is on the nfl today.

  • Chris

    Bill Cowher will not coach or be the GM of the Chiefs – the sooner people stop writing these stupid, completely baseless articles, the sooner we can have an actual discussion about who will be the next Chiefs coach and GM. Cowher is happy in his job, if he hasn’t taken a HC/GM job to this point, the Chiefs in their current terrible state will not be the job that has him say “Gee, look what I was missing this whole time…” Sorry to burst your bubble…

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Think you missed the point of the article

      • Chiefer

        The point of the article is that your talking hypotheticals.. We. Chief fans right now do not need hypothetical talk. It’s crap..your a better writer than that!!!

        • Danny W

          Okay Chiefer you want reality?
          The Chiefs one touchdown came off of an Edgar Jones punt block interception. The team has some talent and they don’t want to play like they give two shits. The coach has said for the third or fourth time he doesn’t know why this happened. We ran the ball fifty times against Baltimore and lost. Our team sucks, our coach sucks, our gm sucks. Heres a one that’s not a hypothetical, for you we won’t lose this week! There is one positive fact for you brother.

  • ilikeitheavy

    That is simply because the right option hasn’t presented itself, and when it does, I believe Cowher, or Chucky will take the job they are so good at.

  • KCinTX

    I want Chip Kelly as the new Head Coach. Wouldn’t have to revamp or rebuild. Slide RCA back to D coordinator and we can keep Daboll at O coordinator.

  • Doc

    Another great article Patrick, but…. Cowher is not going to leave the booth. He is having too much fun dissing other teams with no repercussions (something he could not do as PIT HC) fromt he booth and does not have to deal with the late nights game planning or the weather. While I would like to see him come in to be the GM, I can’t see it happeneing, even if all the evidence points that it would be a great fit. I just can’t see Clark becoming interested in the Chiefs’ success like his father was all of a sudden. It would cost him too much in terms of dollars and control to bring in Cowher, or Marty, or even Chucky. Chucky is too eager to get back in and I think that is what is keeping owners from picking him up. I do keep chanting the old mantra, “Past performance is not an indicator for future performance.” I can see an upside to bringing Cowher, or Marty, or Chucky in, but realistically I don’t see it happening. I hope I am wrong. Maybe we can start a twitter flood to convice Cowher to come to KC to be the GM?!?!?! Nah… wouldn’t work without convincing Clark that is the best thing to do. And it all will have to start with Clark. Now if we could only twitter him…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.rhea.3 Jonathan Rhea

    Cowher to coach the Chiefs and enough is enough in terms of Pioli?? Why hasn’t ANYONE thought of mentioning this before???

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      its in my blog! kansascitychiefsupdates.blogspot.com

  • TAZMOSIS

    As for Cowher, I owuld never say never. Back up the Brink’s truck, give him power over personel, (meaning Pioli is gone). This is a start. I just don’t know how it works with him being subservient to a GM. If Pioli is there and is wanting another 1st round DL bustout, and Cowher is looking at Geno Smith, it ain’t gonna’ work. But, it is obvious that changes have ti be made ASAP!

  • ArrowFan

    Cowher is young enough that if another run as a HC fails badly he can always return to the broadcasting, so the whole he doesn’t want to leave idea is not that strong. I do think the only way he or any experienced HC is ever coming to town is if Pioli is gone. Now if somehow the experiment continues and Pioli stays on and we replace the HC again, the only guys we are going to get are the ones desperate for the opportunity. Someone from the college ranks who coaches at Iowa?

    • Zupek

      I am a FIRM believer that this entire performance issue lies on Pioli. Nobody works well under that type of manager. N O B O D Y ever…period. It’s like a tar that infects the entire system.

  • micah stephenson

    X Chief and host of metro sports talks Red Zond was on the 610 am radio today saying that Pioli and Romeo WILL B FIRED THIS WEEK!!!! He went on to say that Hunt realizes the fans are sick of Pioli/Cassel/Romeo and that hunt will b anouncing that the Chiefs hav a new GM and Coach this week. B.Maas also said its a popular person wit star power that will b named coach. I wonder will it b Cower, Chucky, or Bill Pollian as GM and Dungy as coach????

    • DoubleD

      Let it be Marty, please!!!!!

      • Danny W

        I’d rather have Cower but wouldn’t complain about Marty.

      • sidibe

        Oh, sh!t. I love Marty, but he so chokes in the playoffs. I’d take that right now, I really would. And imagine what he could do with this D and running game.

        • Jonathan Aldridge

          well at least he made it there crennel chokes in pre season

        • DoubleD

          I’m far more interested in Schottenheimer as our next GM. I want him to hire and mentor our next HC, not call plays for him. I want a Marty culture, not a Marty playbook.

    • Altarium

      credible sources? I feel like if rumors about a contract extension for Pioli came out, news of that caliber would most certainly have made its way to some of the Chiefs beat writers. Also, firing a GM mid-season (though not unheard of) is much more rare than firing of a coach mid-season (which is also uncommon). Not to mention that Crennel has only 6 games as a HC this season. Firing him now would be comparable to buying a used car and dumping it after six months because you’re scared that because it struggles to shift out of 3rd gear, it might one day explode, tear a hole in the space-time continuum, and suck you into an eternal crushing vacuum. A decision to fire Pioli and Crennel now, (no matter how much I want to see a better GM) would be reactive, not proactive. Not the sort of thing Clark Hunt is likely to do.

      • micah stephenson

        The source is Bill Mass who use to play for the chiefs and is host of Red Zone a cable show dedicated to the chiefs. He was on 610 A M radio talkin bout it for an hr. Tomoro u can check out a replay of the show on 610 sports kc podcast.

        • ArrowFan

          I could definatly see us fireing Pioli. What exsactly does he need to do the rest of the season, sign a cadt off or a practic squad guy?

        • Jim Harper

          God I hope it is true

      • tm1946

        When you buy a used car and you cannot get it to shift into 3rd, you got took. Then you either fix it (how do you fix a 65 year old failed HC) or trade it away. You do not keep driving it and hope the gear fixes itself.

        • sidibe

          Funny and true.

    • real

      Idk if this is talk radio BS or if it holds merit? Is this a good source?

      • Jonathan Aldridge

        well 6 10 sports radio is reliable, but who knows!

    • DT58bestLBever

      I sure hope this is true!!!

  • chiefridgy

    Cower for president!

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      i dont think he went to college for that

  • DoubleD

    I’m not saying Cowher would not be a good hire but I do feel there are several concerns about bringing him into KC. The first of these is that he has not coached in the NFL for 6 years and the league has changed a lot since he did. The second is that it took him 14 years as a head coach to win a Super Bowl and only did so after bringing on Ben Roethlisberger as his QB, who himself now has two super bowl rings to Cowher’s one which really begs the question, who was more vital to the Steelers winning the Super Bowl in 2005, Cowher or Roethlisberger? Lastly, Cowher has a Super Bowl win and is going to the Hall of Fame – at this point, what is left for him to accomplish . . . what would he have to prove at this point?

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      maybe he just wants to come back for the fun of the game i dont know u ask him

    • sidibe

      True about Big Ben, but it was the D that got Pit the SBs. We see now what happens to Pit without it.
      As for proving, how about that you can take a 1-5 team to the playoffs; a recent prennial loser into a consistent playoff contender? I’d like the challenge.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I am impressed the Cowher won so much with some of the QBs Pitt had. I mean look at some of those guys. Stewart? Tommy Maddox?

      it is hard for any coach to win without a franchise QB

  • saywha

    I heard the only reason Cowher hasn’t returned to coaching was his wife. Awhile ago she was dying of cancer and he took time away from coaching and wanted to spend time with his girls. He took some time away and could be looking to get back into the “game”. I also noticed as Pat wrote in the article that Cowher was awfully “high” on the Chiefs lately. I said i wondered why the recent attration? This IS a football team that is in place and it just needs lined up. I read a comment that there is a rumor that Hunt may be announcing big news this week over the bye. IDK if thats true but I guess we’ll find out. I’m looking for a chane no matter if its Cowher or whomever

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      Just pray about it, man. Cowher would be a gift from the football gods to the Chiefs

      • sidibe

        Amen. I’m going to go sacrifice a chicken or something.

  • sidibe

    I couldn’t agree more. Every problem is an opportunity. I’d take a Pioli and RAC for Cowher trade (still be happy to keep RAC as D coord., though).

  • http://www.facebook.com/jarrod.field.3 Jarrod Field

    We’ve all heard the Cowher talk before but as attractive and exciting as it would be…it’s really a long, long. long shot. Crennel doesn’t necessarily need to be fired either. Crennel is an excellent DC and I would like to see the Chiefs retain him as such. The jury is still out on Daboll for me; having a QB that you have absolutely no confidence in sort of limits your options. Daboll inherited Cassell, and Quinn isn’t the answer either…we all knew that when they brought him in.
    The Chiefs, thanks to the Browns victory this weekend, are now tied for first in the race for the #1 pick in the 2013 draft; this is the only positive I’ve seen this year for the Chiefs as a team. Geno Smith, Landry Jones and Matt Barkley are all three a huge step up for the Chiefs QB position; and I rank them in that order. With the Chiefs current play there is no doubt one of those three should end up being a Chief come 2013. The only way this doesn’t happen is if that jackass Pioli is still running things. If Hunt want’s to keep the fans, and keep the tradition of Chiefs football alive, he fires Pioli, trades Cassel, (let’s face it…we’d be lucky to get a 4th round pick for him), and moves Crennel back to DC. If we could get Cowher…awesome! If we could get Chucky…still a big improvement. Bowe’s gone next year almost certainly if we don’t address the QB need in the draft.

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      i agree 100%, Jarrod. Pioli is too in love with queerback ur uh i mean quarterback matt cassel to think about replacing him. fire pioli, qb first round draft, 2nd round get a wr, 3rd round get a ol and that can start to help a basis of a legit NFL offense.

      • sidibe

        Not diggin’ the homophobe language here.

  • Froderick_Frankenstein

    “One could argue that Manning would have been much better off on the Chiefs or even the Cardinals”
    - weasel words, and not even necessarily true –
    “One could argue” the moon is covered in cat litter –

    and pioli getting the boot is a no-brainer. It still won’t fix the problem, because the root cause of the Chiefs misery is the cheap OWNERSHIP that cares more about parking revenue than winning.
    Why everyone is in denial about that is to me amazing. As long as the KC faithful keep queuing up with their money in their hands, the current miserly absentee ownership will be happy to take it and give back in return what can best be described as “the least to get by.”
    And does anybody really believe that Bill Cowher wants give up the easy TV money to pull up roots in NC and move to KC to work for, pioli or NO pioli,the cheapest owner in the NFL?

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      One could and can argue Manning would have been better off with the Chiefs. Do a side by side roster comparison and I think you will find KC has way more talent.

      As for ownership, sorry but that isn’t changing any time soon. I’m not sure why people like you fail to see that.

      Thus around here, we try to worry about things that might actually change. Like the GM or coach.

      • ArrowFan

        i’ m with you Patrick. I wonder if Clark’s eyes where opened about Pioli when Manning used his personal invitation as TP.

      • tm1946

        Agreed, constant worry/issue is does Hunt see what we see on game day? And is he willing to make a change or ride it out?
        Hunt has turned into a real “joker” in the deck. No one has a feel what he will do because every time he talks, there are no actions to support it.

      • KCMikeG

        Right on Paddy. And the parking money goes to Jackson County NOT Hunt. I heard Cowher says we have a talented roster = Pioli’s job. So that leaves our coach. When you (RAC) stand in front of the press after another blow out loss and say you don’t know what is wrong and then do it again the next day and then again the next week, then you are the problem that gets dealt with first. RAC should step back to DC or leave.

  • Danny W

    Bill Cower would change the culture maybe too soon. We would probably start winning pretty quick and that doesn’t do us any good with a franchise quarterback.

    • big chief

      What?

      • Danny W

        Oh I want Geno Barkley or Wilson so badly I would rather wait to get our Head Coach of the future later so we keep losing. I know I know it sounds insane but crazy is, is crazy does bro.

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      so ur saying its a bad thing to lose?

  • http://twitter.com/KCOracle KC Oracle

    Pioli is in a position where his best move would be to convince a high profile coach like Cower to take the job and promptly fire Romeo. I doubt that Pioli could convince Cower, but there might be someone he could get to come for a lot of money. It may be the only way Pioli can buy some time and save his job.

    • tm1946

      Not sure Pioli is about worrying about losing his job. Until injured, who ran Cassel out there game after game? Who has not drafted an elite QB in 4 seasons? Why are the draft picks of Carls the majority of stars on a team after 30 plus draft picks? If you think Pioli has a clue, he is doing it his way, team and results be damned.

      • PGA GM

        How many elite QBs have any Chiefs GM draft in last 30 yrs?

        • tm1946

          I see so if the Chiefs have not done something in 30 years, why change now

        • Jonathan Aldridge

          none; we never really needed to until now

          • KCMikeG

            No – we have needed to many times but only once or twice successfully would have been great.

          • Danny W

            Oh we’re way, way, over due on drafting a first round quarter back. Hell I’d take a second rounder, or just leave Rich Gannon in on the playoff run! Anything!

  • http://twitter.com/KCOracle KC Oracle

    By the way, it is true that Manning had no interest in KC because of Pioli, but the reason he picked Denver was because he thought the team was good (particularly the offensive line) in a weak division.

    • sidibe

      Could say the same for KC, though. Arguably better o line.

  • PGA GM

    This is too funny as of August 99% of AA members thought Pioli had a great offseason…Now fire everyone & sell team so I can get season tickets in LA.

    • tm1946

      If fans dislike of the current situation will get you season tickets in LA, then Hunt is even less smart than he has shown so far. By the by, doubt LA will spent the bucks to keep a NFL team, 3 have left there so far. But save your money, it will take big bucks to watch a team on the lower level of the NFL.

      • KCMikeG

        Agree but PGA is right about the support and praise Pioli was getting for the FA’s and resigned stars and promising draft picks. Cowher, ESPN and NFL Channel were all saying what a talented roster we had at the beginning of the year. Our problems lie in the coaching and some of the players.

    • sidibe

      And I still say Pioli has done a good job building the roster. He has failed to find a quality HC or QB and has some personality issues that seem to affect his ability to get the talent even if he recognizes it.
      His control issues affect his judgement. Why is he only seemingly comfortable with NE people or those with whom he’s worked before? He got out of his comfort zone once, couldn’t make Haley work (or vice versa) and hasn’t strayed since. RAC was the safe choice, but I don’t think the best choice. Daboll, also, I don’t think was the best choice, but there’s that comfort level of having ties to the org.
      Sometimes the best person for the job is the devil you don’t know. Pioli has done a good job building the roster. Now we need someone who can see that talent live up to its potential.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Pioli did have a good offseason. I thought he made the right move in hiring Crennel.

      But I was wrong. I was also wrong that the team could win with a strong supporting cast and Matt Cassel.

      The difference is I am allowed to be wrong because I am not paid to be the GM of the Kansas City Chiefs. Pioli is. He’s failed.

    • Danny W

      Peyton Hillis, Kevin Boss, and Eric Winston, are a good offseason, but when your quarterback can’t over come anything you’ve failed anyways because he’s the most important position on the field. Those guys were all on the cheap by the way.

  • big chief

    Cowher has made it clear he has no interest in coaching anywhere but the east coast so why are we still beating this dead horse?

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      well he was the defensive coordinator for some time so we could be an exception since has has been on our staff

      • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

        I had that thought too but there’s not anybody left from that time, not even the owner. It would be cool I just think it’s a pipe dream.

  • BurtGummer44

    Another recycled coach? What SB winning coach ever went to another team and won another SB? What we need first is a GM who is good at evaluating talent (esp QB talent) first and foremost and HC talent second.

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      well what super bowl winning coach got released after a super bowl? bill got cut, ur probably talkin about coaches that retired.

    • AKGBOB

      Not sure any have won with a second team, but Vermeil took both the Eagles and the Rams to Super Bowls (winning with the Rams). I think a few others (Bill Parcels with NYG and Patriots, Dan Reeves with the Broncos and Falcons) have also had multiple teams make it to the stage. I’d say that’s a solid piece to have on your resume. Better than the record our recent coaches have had coming into the mix.

      • 44WinMag

        Yes, so the answer to his question is ZERO! It’s time for a Chiefs GM who can identify the next Bill Cowher, as well as identify and draft a franchise QB. The Chiefs are always looking for re-tread Coaches and Quarterbacks…….and we wonder why they haven’t won a playoff game in decades?

        • AKGBOB

          Are you willing to wait 13 years while he figures it out? That’s how long it took Bill Cowher to go from being a “found” couch to winning the super bowl. It took Belichick 10 years from when he first was a head coach until he won with the. Tom Coughlin took 11 years.

          Again, I’d love to groom someone to be that coach. I’m just saying you shouldn’t lump a re-tread coach and QB in the same conversation. One is a management skills position (i.e. the more years typically the better) and one is a physical skills position (the lifecycle is MUCH MUCH shorter. Even coaches that win early and never win again will likely argue that they are better coaches 10 years into the game than early on.

          So, again, not disagreeing that I’d love to find a great new coach and world beater. Just disagreeing that coaches with previous head coaching experience is = to QB’s with previous starting experience.

    • AKChieffan

      Throw some names out who you think should coach the team. I am very curious of your idea to the solution.

  • Jonathan Aldridge

    I’ve been hinting at this on my blog all along! kansascitychiefsupdates.blogspot.com to check out what i have to say

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.lande Corey Wayne Lande

    The fact is there is no leadership in this franchise at all. Clark Hunt is disconnected, Pioli creates such a bad work environment that no one wants to come and work/play here (we had Fisher in our pocket and then Pioli had to change the deal at the 11th hour), and Romeo is simply lost as a head coach. Saying “I dont understand,” twice now when you are paid 3 million a year to be the guy that does understand. It is just simply a train wreck… What needs to happen is that, this team, and franchise really from the top down, need to decide where they are going to go. Are they going to become the Browns, Dolphins, Bills, etc., or are they going to become the 49er’s, Texans, etc. During this bye week, Hunt needs to show the fan base that he is going to make change for the better, for fear of losing them to total apathy, fire Pioli now and let Donovan take over the search for a new GM. Keep Romeo on for the remainder of the year or until we bring in a new GM that can bring in a new staff immediately.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.lande Corey Wayne Lande

      as far as HC’s go I would probably wait until the end of the season simply because I want to see what becomes of the Andy Reid situation in Philly. I think that if they fire him and we get Geno Smith and bring him in (along with maybe Marty back as GM; see Double D article) would be pretty interesting to watch.

    • Doc

      There really is no reason to keep Pioli past this week. His job is done as far as the year goes and contracts won’t be negotiated for another couple of months. The best thing to do is to let Pioli go before next weekend’s game with the Faiders. Let Donovan fill in for the interim while a GM can be sought after. Releasing Pioli now may give the incentive to Cowher to come to KC. You have to keep RAC until the end of the year. Last year we were losing and changed the HC. We are losing again thsi year, so now the piece to change out is the GM. I suspect Pioli has a very heavy hand in how the game is being played and managed. RAC has become very subdued in his interviews (much Like Haley got to be) that I believe is from Pioli’s influence. Let HC coach and see waht he can do by year’s end – then make a decision about his tenure wit the Chiefs.

  • KCMikeG

    I agree that we need a franchise QB – sign me up for Geno Smith right now. But I’m a little confused. You say Cowher, who is a smart and experienced coach, can see how much talent we have and that we should be 10-6 this year but if that is true then hasn’t Pioli done his job? He has brought in or resigned that “young and talented” roster hasn’t he? While I believe all parties have their failures I also believe the problem lies mainly in the coaching of the players and in one huge shit load of injuries and bad luck.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Pioli hasn’t done his job. His job is more than player acquisition. He has whiffed on two coaches and his QB. Those are the 3 most important parts of his job.

  • AKChieffan

    Thoughts people on having Marty as GM and Cowher as the coach. They worked together before, both are proven winners and not retreds, It is fun as a discussion point.

    • Doc

      very interesting combo there – Marty and Cowher. Wouldn’t work though. One pullnig for defense and teh other pullnig for offense. Power stuggle woudl cause chaos. Still…. intersting to think about the possibilities!

  • Zupek

    I would rather have GRUDEN than COWER. Or better yet, see if Rich Gannon would be interested in the dual role. He still LOVES the game and he is a perfectionist.

  • JCP

    When Crennel was dethroned in Cleveland he asked to stay on as the DC. Why not ask him to step back into that position and give someone like Cowher a modified HC/GM position that pays him more? He is good at coaching and can spot talent. Wouldnt that be a win/win situation for the Chiefs?

  • Ballsack

    It’s funny the author of the article thinks the chiefs or cardinals would have been a better fit for manning than the broncos. Whole article is void at that point.

  • John Frisbee

    This is unlikely. Pioli still has the ear of the owner. If you all want to boycott arrowhead to get rid of him, feel free. But short of that he gets another chance to hire a coach. He has screwed up the first two so he better hit a home run with this one. If you want to realistically look at possible candidates for the Chiefs coach, start looking at former Pats assistants, former Jets assistants, or former Cleaveland assistants. For my money, if Pioli does not get Saban, he’s done in three years. But they will be three long years for Chiefs Fans.

  • Eddie Gleason

    Why would Clark Hunt maintain Scott Pioli? My guess is unless and until he meets privately w/Bill Cowher and hears his terms. If BC demanded so great a command the GM would become inconsequential, then so be it…let Pioli walk. The key is we need Bill Cowher right now