Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pili avoided the carnage of firing that took place across the NFL yesterday and if his press schedule is any indication, he’ll survive today as well.
Things have gotten so bad in Kansas City that the man in charge is being forced to come out and address the public. The Chiefs are 1-5 when they were expected to contend for the AFC West championship. Now, it appears the only thing the team is competing for is the #1 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Pioli has explaining to do. He has essentially failed in three really important areas.
2. Head coach
Regardless of how much talent Pioli has packed on to the Chiefs roster, the talent isn’t performing. Whether that is because of the environment at Arrowhead, poor coaching, the lack of a leader/franchise QB or a combination of the three, the fact of the matter is that it is Pioli’s job to make sure the team wins.
And they aren’t winning.
A vocal group of fans are calling for Pioli’s head. Crennel’s too. There are even rumors that the Chiefs already have a list of potential candidates to replace Pioli. Things have gotten about as bad as they can get.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has evidently decided to give Pioli a little more time.
And so Pioli will make the media rounds today to face what will likely be a barrage of questions about his job security and failures.
Around lunch time the KC star will run an interview with Pioli. Around the same time he will appear live on 810 Sports and then later, he’ll be on The Big Show on 610 Sports between 3-6 p.m. Central.
Be sure to read/listen in and we’ll have notes and reaction right here on AA.
What do you think Pioli will say?