Scott Pioli Speaks: Round 2

Scott Pioli is making his tour of the local media outlets today.

Earlier, we brought you some quotes from his interview with Soren Petro of 810 Sports. To say the interview was dull would be kind.

Before speaking to Petro, Pioli also sat down with the Kansas City Star and reporter Randy Corvitz. Corvitz did a hell of a lot better of a job than Petro with following up on Pioli’s stock talking points. Still nothing great here but at least he tried.

Here are some of the highlights from The Star’s interview:

On Crennel and whether or not he should stop calling defensive plays:

“I don’t believe his plate is too full. I’ve watched, whether perception or reality, every head coach has a greater input into one side of the ball or the other, or even some times special teams. Romeo has a couple of experienced coaches on the defensive staff that have a lot to do with game-planning, with figuring things out, and (linebackers coach) Gary Gibbs and (secondary coach) Emmitt Thomas along with some other coaches … this is an experienced staff on defense. Romeo is the coordinator, but I’ve seen this before, and it’s worked, and it can continue to work. There are times we are playing very well on defense.”

On his hope for the team:

“The hope is we stop doing some of the things we’re undoing ourselves. A big part of our problem is we are undoing things ourselves and we are making mistakes … we’re having penalties at critical times. We’re having turnovers at critical parts of the field. We’re making mistakes on defense and giving up big plays that are critical. We’re having penalties on special teams at critical moments. … The mistakes we’re making, based on the timing of those mistakes are making those mistakes exponentially worse.”

On whether or not there should be more impact players on the team that he (Pioli) drafted:

“I think Tyson Jackson is playing well. I think Eric Berry has made an impact. I think Tony Moeaki has made an impact. Right now, there’s clearly not enough players making an impact. You can’t be 1-5 and say players are making an impact. When we won in 2010, a number of those drafted players were making an impact.”

Check out the entire interview on the Star’s website.

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  • chiefridgy

    ho hum….

  • Dave in SD

    How many 2010 references can we hear? There are 3 other more glaring seasons to reflect upon. You know, the ones where we weren’t even competitive.

  • Matt Finucane

    Tin Man and Moeaki are really the best he can come up with? Yikes.

  • tm1946

    T. Jackson playing well and Berry an impact player…..hahahahaha
    This has got to be the funniest day in the HISTORY of the Hunt Chiefs. God, I am glad I got out of bed today. Laughter is a great healer, think I could run a mile and lift a auto off a child…..hahahaha. This is funny stuff.

  • jimfromkc

    We all make our own mocks before the draft. I don’t know about you all, but mine have been better than Pioli’s. All you have to do is keep your mocks and then after the draft check and see how many of your guys could have been drafted by the Chiefs. And I keep tabs on how my picks are doing during the season. My top pick from this last draft is no secret. I wanted Brandon weeden in the worst way. How is he doing? Well according to CBS stats he is #10 in the NFL in yards and has 10 TD’s to 11 interceptions. He has got better with each game he has played, and he has an even worse set of receivers than the chiefs. So Pioli can blow all the smoke he wants to, but I will take a QB that has the arm to make the defence play the entire playing field and has a possible 8 year career than a noodlearmed QB that no one thinks he can throw much beyond 30 yards down field any day of the week.

  • AKChieffan

    Four years of decision making about the draft, and comes up three names. Really how many did you draft? What is the precentage of players that became impact players? Should he have even put in Jackson name in that basket?
    What is the real problem here, I (Pioli) have an ego that I need to feed, so I don’t make mistakes. The team really isn’t that bad. Does he really believe that? Clarke Hunt, hmmmmm, I totally will loose respect for you if you continue to buy into the ego of Pioli and lack of leadership. Leadership doesn’t mean telling people what to do, but recognizing the direction isn’t working and going a different way. Not only going a different direction, but getting those who you employ to believe in the new direction you’re taking them. Simple men and women understand this, why can’t someone whom is getting paid millions understand such an easy philosophy?

  • Danny W

    Tyson Jackson is not making an impact on this ball club. That’s a lie.