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    New England Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli has agreed to become head of football operations for the Kansas City Chiefs, two NFL sources confirmed to ESPN's Michael Smith.
    The vice president for player personnel at New England, Pioli, 43, is close to Patriots coach Bill Belichick and has been with the Patriots for nine years. Pioli should 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."


Losing players and coaches doesn't worry me, but I am a worried about Scott Pioli leaving since he has gotten a lot of credit for the way this team is built. From everything I read he was the Yin to Belichick's Yang.

Any idea why he left? More money? A new challenge?

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Hopefully the next step is to fire Herm.
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Hopefully the next step is to fire Herm.


Can they keep him active just to prevent him from appearing in Coors commercials?



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Hopefully the next step is to fire Herm.


    Can they keep him active just to prevent him from appearing in Coors commercials?




Wait, you don't want 'You Play to Win the Game' in Coors commercials? Have him do a double with Denny Green and Crown 'Em.

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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco

    Any idea why he left? More money? A new challenge?




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Between McDaniels and Pioli, the AFC West will be getting a Patriots makeover next season. The only problem is...some of the other branches on the New England tree (Crennel, Mangini, Weis) have been miserable failures. Hopefully Pioli does better, since I have a soft spot for the Chiefs from the Joe Montana days.



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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco

      Any idea why he left? More money? A new challenge?




    To paraphrase: "It is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven."


I'd say it's a little of both. He wants to succeed on his own without Belichek. And I HOPEHOPEHOPE he does. I also agree with Whitebacon on Herm.

The Chiefs GM job is about the best 2-14 team job you can find. High draft picks. Mucho cap space. Young talent. Passionate fans. Loyal owner. And probably a nice paycheck to boot.

First time in a while I've been excited to be a Chiefs fan.
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