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    Pats' Pioli reportedly interviews with KC

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    Updated: January 5, 2009, 6:12 PM ET



    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Scott Pioli, who helped build the New England Patriots' dynasty, may have a second suitor among teams looking for general managers.
    Pioli, 43, met with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, persons with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press. They requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for Pioli.
    The vice president for player personnel at New England, Pioli is close to Patriots coach Bill Belichick and has been with the Patriots for nine years. He's also been courted by the Cleveland Browns for their GM vacancy and met with Browns owner Randy Lerner last week in New York.
    Pioli would find a warm welcome in Kansas City. At the last Chiefs' home game, shortly after the embattled Carl Peterson resigned after 20 years as president, general manager and CEO, several signs were spotted in the crowd proclaiming, "We want Pioli."
    Chiefs owner and board chairman Clark Hunt should be in good position to get a read on Pioli. One of the closest friends the 43-year-old son of Lamar Hunt has among NFL owners is Jonathan Kraft, the president of the Patriots and son of owner Robert Kraft.
    While Pioli may be very high on Hunt's list, he's not alone. But unlike Lerner, who has willingly shared information with reporters, Hunt has kept his search almost entirely leak-proof, instructing subordinates that only he is to speak to the situation.
    In his only meeting with reporters since Peterson resigned Dec. 15, Hunt said he intended to be more directly involved in Chiefs operations than in the past, but that the new general manager would have broad control of all football operations.
    Hunt also said he intended to split the job Peterson had held and put a second person in charge of the team's business operations, a plan which could conflict with Pioli's desire to have total control.
    Hunt also said he would be thorough and patient in making his first major decision since becoming board chairman following the death of his father in December 2006.
    In the meantime, the fate of head coach Herm Edwards and his staff remains uncertain. In the first year of a rebuilding effort to which Hunt gave his blessing, the Chiefs suffered a rash of injuries and finished 2-14, the worst season in team history. They are 6-26 the past two years but Edwards has one year left on a four-year, $12 million contract and is lobbying to be allowed another year to get his rebuilding movement off the ground.
    Hunt makes no secret of the fact he likes Edwards. But he has also said the new general manager would have "significant input" into the decision on whether to retain him.
    Regardless of the coaching situation, it's easy to see why Pioli would find the Chiefs attractive.
    For one thing, they have stable ownership. The team has been in the Hunt family since Lamar founded it at the same time he helped found the old AFL 50 years ago. Clark, like his father, is not a meddler.
    In addition, the Chiefs have one of the most enthusiastic and loyal fan bases in the league, and will play next year in a refurbished stadium. Arrowhead, opened in the early 1970s, is undergoing a $325 million renovation which includes a plush new headquarters building, weight and conditioning areas, and expanded indoor and outdoor practice facilities.
    And along with several promising young players Edwards acquired in the past two years, the Chiefs have the third overall pick in this year's draft.

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    I don't care what's getting old. A cheater is a cheater and his shame should paraded before the world so everyone can see his poor character. And I further said I would give him a chance if he cleans up his act.
    I don't see cheating happening here. Lamar would not have gone for something like that and I doubt his boy would if he's anything like his dad. I could be wrong but I just don't see a Hunt looking the other way or endorsing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.A.S. View Post
    I don't care what's getting old. A cheater is a cheater and his shame should paraded before the world so everyone can see his poor character. And I further said I would give him a chance if he cleans up his act.
    I don't see cheating happening here. Lamar would not have gone for something like that and I doubt his boy would if he's anything like his dad. I could be wrong but I just don't see a Hunt looking the other way or endorsing that.
    You say you'll give him a chance to clean up his act, but you also say once a cheater always a cheater. Which is it?
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    The guy is a proven winner, and he did get caught with his hand in the cookie jar so it's unlikely he'd ever try something like that again. I'd be happy with him as GM.

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    What i found SOOO funny about the spy came crap is when New England was making a run at being Undefeated with just the Super Bowl left ALL the old Miami players would say they need to put a * by the and that they are still the only true Undefeated team LOL.

    But what a lot of people might not know is back when Miami went undefeated ALL teams used cameras just like New England did HAHAHA. It just wasn't that big of a deal as it is now. Man its funny listening to those old Miami players when there coaching staff did the same exact thing.

    SURE you can say its unsportsmanlike what the Pats did, but hell I would rather the Chiefs get caught doing that while making a run for the Super Bowl and being Undefeated over three years of Sucking ***. Than being a for sure win in other Teams and players eyes like the Chiefs are ATM.

    New England got caught and paid the price, story over. Pioli would be insane to even think about something like that again. The Comish would throw teh book at him no question. Also, hwo do we know Pioli was the guy behind it all? I have never heard anything about him being the one behind it have you?

    Everyone just needs to calm down (Pioli haters AND lovers)

    Pioli is my FIRST choice for GM, but I am worried about hwo bad those EX-New England coaches/staff have been since leaving. I'm just saying if you wanna bad mouth Pioli, then talk about hwo he has not proved nothing on his own yet or hwo well other staff members have down away from New England and just Freakin forget about the stupid Spy Cam crap MAN!!!!
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    I'd pass-out performance enhancers to the team at this point if I could get away with it!
    Thanks for all the yards, TDs, and memories, Priest!

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    Hmmm Water Pills anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashi View Post
    The guy is a proven winner, and he did get caught with his hand in the cookie jar so it's unlikely he'd ever try something like that again. I'd be happy with him as GM.
    Except Pioli had absolutely nothing do with Spygate, except that he works for the same franchise.

    People who don't want a personnel guy based on something the HC did need to have their heads examined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmlamerson View Post
    Except Pioli had absolutely nothing do with Spygate, except that he works for the same franchise.

    People who don't want a personnel guy based on something the HC did need to have their heads examined.
    You need to have your head examined!! I have been drinking all day!!
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    I'd rather lose than cheat. It's better to step on to the field and fail but still go home with your integrity than to step on the field and be a legend but have no integrity.

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    Did he order the videotaping? Did he hold the camera? I don't know what you expect here man. The New England Patriots got caught videotaping some stuff. Is it really all that it was blown up to be? Can you tell me that you honestly believe than no player on the Chiefs has ever used a performance enhancing drug? Yet here you are still on your high horse complaining about something that never should have been blown into the proportions that it was. Integrity in the NFL went out the window when it became a multi million dollar business my friend.
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