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Conflicting Reports On Pioli's Future

As the Chiefs approach their final game this afternoon against the Denver Broncos, conflicting reports about the future of GM Scott Pioli continue to swirl.

Earlier we told you that Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported that he is hearing Pioli will be given another chance. Later, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk posted something similar. 

But then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter came to the rescue and reported that the Chiefs are leaning toward firing Pioli.

As for head coach Romeo Crennel, there are multiple reports out there that he will be fired, likely as soon as tomorrow.

So what are we to make of the rumors about Pioli?

If I had to guess (and I do) I’d say nobody really has a good handle on what Clark Hunt is going to do, which is why we are seeing these conflicting reports.

Whatever Hunt decides, he needs to make up his mind quickly. There are going to be a lot of jobs opening and if Hunt wants a shot at the best GM and coaching candidates, he’ll need to move fast. If there is going to be a new GM, that person would be responsible for hiring the new head coach. With so many candidates about to flood the market, the advantage would go to the teams that already have GMs in place.

There are even reports that coaches that have yet to be fired are already assembling coaching staffs in preparation for their next move. Some have suggested that Eagles coach Andy Reid could have a new job as soon as tomorrow.

There is going to be an offseason feeding frenzy unlike anything we’ve seen in quite some time. If Clark Hunt isn’t prepared, he will be left with the scraps.

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  • Skylor Kingrey

    Pioli better be gone!! Romeo better be with him!!! Pioli has been given plenty of time and is horrible. Romeo is a proven loser at head coach!! Pioli hire a proven loser at Head Coach so Hermie was Peterson’s downfall and Romeo should be pioli’s.

  • Brady Warshawsky

    If the Hunt Family comes up with another lame excuse to retain Pioli as GM, that proves to me as a fan that they don’t care about us (fans). If the Hunt’s are serious about turning this franchise around into a serious contender… Pioli should be gone along with Romeo, his coaching staff & a few players (looking at you Matt Cassel).
    Anything less, and I will be done as a fan. I hate saying it, but I would hope that Clark realizes this upcoming offseason is pivotal for the Chiefs. He could do what is needed, to restore hope for the fans… and the profit margins will continue to rise. Or he could half ass it, and keep Pioli around. The Chiefs will continue to be terrible, and we will be having this same conversation next year or two down the line. The only difference… People will be so disinterested, that we won’t care. Then Clark’s pocket book might start to hurt, but I doubt it…. Must be nice to be born into the extremely wealthy families.

  • d-block

    I bet all of the NFL owners look down upon and laugh at little Clarkie. What a waste of life he is.

  • Barrett Thompson

    I wouldn’t mind having Pioli back with Ferentz and staff coming in to allow Stanzi a shot at QB. There is no QB worthy of the 1st pick. We could trade back for a 1st and 2nd in the upcoming draft, as well as a 1st and 3rd in 2014. Take best overall with our new 1st round pick and Tyler Wilson from Arkansas in the 2nd round. Then maybe sign Alex Smith to come in and compete. Then be set with multiple first round picks, in case we decide to pick up a QB next year.

    • No_To_Unions

      You can’t be serious. Ferentz is a terrible coach and Stanzi doesn’t belong in the NFL. Stanzi should have been cut after the Rams preseason game this season, he sucks. If Pioli is back I’m done. If Pioli is back and he hires Ferentz I’m laughing at how much worse the team will be next year. Can a team win a negative number of games? They will with a Pioli/Ferentz paring.

    • Jim Harper

      Thank God you are not in charge!

  • Jim Harper

    If he keeps Pioli I see them having a lot of trouble selling season tickets. There have been a bunch of empty seats in the second half of the season growing progressively worse each week. One thing about the very rich. They HATE losing money.