Add this to the still growing list of things former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli screwed up.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Chiefs called then Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh about their vacant head coaching position back in 2009.
And then, the day after Harbaugh signed his extension, the Kansas City Chiefs weighed in, seeing whether the Stanford coach would be interested in leaving, sources said. The irony was that Harbaugh’s wife, Sarah, is from Kansas City. Had the Chiefs called 48 hours earlier, before Harbaugh gave his word and signature to Stanford on an extension, he might have been enticed. But the Chiefs were a little late, a delay-of-game penalty that would haunt them. Harbaugh stayed at Stanford, and Kansas City hired Todd Haley.
Remember how slowly Pioli did everything when he was first hired? He took forever on everything and everyone was talking about how slow and steady won the race and people were calling him “Slow Po?”
The more time that goes by, the more I believe Pioli’s careful consideration of everything was just the guy having absolutely no clue what to do.
Ah, well. At least it looks like we might get Alex Smith. You know, the guy Harbaugh benched so he could put in a QB with no experience to lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl.