Posts Tagged ‘Scott Pioli’

Why Matt Barkley Should Be The Chiefs Top Draft Target

Monday, November 12th, 2012

How would you feel about another Trojan taking snaps for Kansas City? (Photo: Hans Gutknecht)

KCCD Contributor: Elliott Dennis

The Kansas City Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL.

The 2 main reasons the Chiefs control this spot are that every quarterback on the roster is horrible and the coaching staff overall is completely inept (Jamaal Charles barely sees the field anymore). If the Chiefs are drafting 1st overall (we can only assume they will be), then Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli are most likely both gone. In my opinion I believe Pioli has done a good job assembling a roster; however, his allegiance to Cassel and coaching hires have ultimately cost him his job.


Kansas City Chiefs: Short List Of GM Candidates

Monday, October 15th, 2012

If Scott Pioli were to lose his job, #7 would be the biggest reason why. (Photo: ESPN)

KCCD Editor: Jason Madson

I know, I know. The Chiefs have a General Manager, one that is rumored to have signed an extension. One that, in my opinion, has done a pretty damn good job building a roster. A GM that has re-signed most every important piece on this team. I’m all for Scott Pioli remaining in Kansas City as the Chiefs GM. As long as the stubborness regarding Matt Cassel leaves town.


Jinx’s Sophomore Series: Chiefs 2011 Draft Class Review, The Final Edition

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Chiefs’ Houston will lead the AFC West in Sacks in ’12 (Source: Getty Images)

KCCD Editor: Jinx Allessio


When you refer to someone as a gambler it is because take on risks the average man would not engage in but also do not calculate the overall value of making such a move.  Scott Pioli is often referred to as a gambler.  I would be one of the first to dispute that.  The calculated decisions Scott makes on draft picks, free agent signings and long term contracts are not that of a gambler.  The types of choice Scott makes are missing a key component of the previously mentioned gambler definition.   Scott does not discount value at the time of a decision, and actually uses value as one of the heaviest weighted determinants while making that choice.

The value of signing a player long term compared to letting that player go and how that affects a team short term and long term plans can be very different.  The value of drafting a player must be carefully weighted because he may not be deemed the best player available at a position of need, and how can you discount what kind of off the field issues that player may have?  So many moving parts to the evaluation process.  What goes in to Scott’s decision making process and why is he not a gambler?  He does not make the decisions in a vacuum and the common onlooker may not fully grasp the reasoning for such decisions.


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