Chiefs Fire Scott Pioli

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have parted ways with GM Scott Pioli.

Here is a statement from Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt:

After several productive conversations, we made the difficult decision to part ways with Scott Pioli and allow him to pursue other opportunities. Scott has been an invaluable member of the Chiefs family since joining us in 2009, and we sincerely appreciate his tremendous contributions over the last four years.

I know that this was a difficult decision for Scott as well. He has a great deal of appreciation for the history of this franchise, for our players, coaches and employees, and especially our great fans.

There is no way to overstate the level of respect and admiration I have for Scott on a personal level. His character, loyalty, integrity and commitment to a team are extraordinary, and throughout the last four years, he has consistently put the best interests of the Chiefs ahead of his own. I know he will go on to enjoy further success in the National Football League, and I certainly wish him the best in the future.”

Pioli also released a statement:

I would like to thank Norma, Clark and the Hunt Family for the opportunity that they gave me four years ago. I’d also like to thank the players, coaches, scouts and countless other employees, throughout the organization and at Arrowhead Stadium that have worked so hard during my time here. I would also like to genuinely thank Chiefs fans.

“The bottom line is that I did not accomplish all of what I set out to do. To the Hunt family – to the great fans of the Kansas City Chiefs – to the players, all employees and alumni, I truly apologize for not getting the job done.

It was said that if Andy Reid was brought on board that Scott Pioli would likely be let go.

It looks like we’ll be hearing about Reid being hired soon.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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

    He’s gone

  • http://twitter.com/tantrim Tom Antrim

    I’m glad Clark has finally grown a set of balls.

  • xxxlp

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000121923/article/andy-reid-kansas-city-chiefs-reach-agreement

    PIOLI OUT, REID IN AS HC, Which means Heckert essentially a lock for GM?

  • chiefridgy

    Oh baby!

  • Brady Warshawsky

    Hope springs eternal. KC Chiefs heading in a positive direction.

  • Danny W

    Reid is in. They just broke the news on ESPN that he’s hired on the Herd.

  • Matt Finucane

    Massive sigh of relief. I’m not even going to take a parting shot, I’m just so glad to see him gone. Interested to see what he does next. I’ll be casually rooting against whatever team he works for, obviously.

    Hopefully now I can get back into the Chiefs. The Pioli era just totally sapped me of all interest and enthusiasm. I honestly never thought that could happen. I have a Chiefs tattoo, for crying out loud.

  • micah stephenson

    If they cut Matt Cassel today they will b on a roll!!!!

  • ArrowFan

    Read Pioli’s statement again. I would like to point out that he is addressing Clark and his sister but not Clark’s brother. This tells me that Clark in conjunction with his sister are the owners making the decisions not just Clark. So all the fingers pointing at Clark needs to also point at his sis. that should include any future fan disgust and praise.

    • formerbagger

      I’m reasonably sure the Norma that’s referred to is Lamar’s wife, not Clark’s sister. It’s hard to imagine Norma spending a lot of time dealing with the Chiefs at her age. Clark is really the whole enchilada.

  • drakeku

    tis a great day in kc! too bad clark hunt still respects scott pioli more than chiefs fans. for clark to say, “throughout the last four years, he has consistently put the best interests of the Chiefs ahead of his own.” is a blatant slap in the face to anybody who has been watching this team. to think that scott pioli playing matt cassel this year and not getting a new qb in the offseaon, or retaining orton, is “putting the interests of the chiefs over his own” is an insult to kc and its fans intelligence.

    • http://twitter.com/Dave_KC David Capp

      I really don’t think that Clark could say anything else… It’s a respectful statement since the NFL is a very small community of people, and he’s better off giving Pioli a good send off than a vocal slap. Like it or not, it’s a very well worded statement.

  • Chiefswatch

    Good riddens. The best news about the Chiefs I have heard in four years. Things are turning around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Doc

    Ding dong the warlock is dead! From the tiniest of cracks a new life begins. A break appears in the cloud of doom. A ray of hope is on the horizon. A new tribe will rise from the Pioli ashes of Arrowhead. Clark ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Hunt is swinging his mighty sword and cutting off the dead life in the organization. Spilling blood everywhere. revel in it because fresh blood spilling means new life begins! Crom will be proud of ‘lil Clark. C’mon Chiefs fans – GET LOUD!!!

  • toperspective

    Thank goodness. He can go back to sharpening pencils for Belichick.

    • http://twitter.com/Dave_KC David Capp

      Wouldn’t surprise me if he winds up back in New England. It’s amazing how many of Belichick’s failures return to NE.

  • http://twitter.com/skymuscle83 Skylor Kingrey

    good to finally see!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nico.marquez.98 Nico Marquez

    Thank you football god!

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