Originally Posted by Justin5772002
Let me be clear Pioli was the cause of the 2-14 season a year ago overall. He wasn't right for the Chiefs and deserved to get fired. If he was still in KC we would not be where we are today. He deserved to lose his job with the Chiefs
But In saying that we can't just look at the bad. I at least am willing to give a tip of the cap and give him some credit for the good he did for this team even if he did more bad overall. I don't think it would be fair to just bash him for the bad and there was a lot of it and not give him credit where it's due.
The truth be told, the new regime has salvaged some of Pioli's selections and made them look good. They never looked good while Pioli was the GM. I liked Dorsey/Reid's 1st draft a lot better than any of Pioli's drafts, as they made solid selections throughout that made sense. Pioli's selection of Arenas with the #50 overall pick in the 2nd round ( the pick received for Tony G. ) back in 2010, never made any sense to me, as there was a slew of better prospects on the board than Arenas.
I had actually spent some time responding to this yesterday but for some reason I failed to post it. If you actually go and look at the Drafts Pioli had. Only two of his picks in later rounds stuck. Lewis and Succop. To build a team you have to hit on more than two players in later rounds. That is where you get your depth.
Of the picks that you listed, there are some great picks like Justin Houston but given where most of the picks were taken you would have to expect them to be good players or the pick would be a comlplte bust. Take Jackson for example., Given where he was drafted he should be a dominate player. He is starting is actually starting to look like and NFL player, but so he is not a bust, but the draft pick was.
Then throw in J. Baldwin. Complete bust of a pick. Fact of the matter most of his draft picks are not on the team anymore and some of them may not be on the team next year.
That's a fair statement to make, the good thing about Pioli was that some of his drafts did show up to play hard in the NFL. But keep in mind a lot of people swear that most of Pioli's talent came from Herm Edwards (which is also a fair statement to make).
Originally Posted by matthewschiefs
My gripes with Pioli's drafting come from WHAT he drafted, not who. As a fan on draft day(s) that was hoping for solid O-line from word go, and didn't really see it until it was way too late, let's just say there's a drop-off of enthusiasm.