Contempt for the fans? Check.
Ridiculous treatment of the media, as if they are spies from opposing teams? Check.
Intolerable treatment of fellow employees? Check.
Stubborn clinging to all things Patriot? Check.
Inability to hire or sign ANYONE that hasn't been part of the Patriot circle? Check.
There is NO reason to keep Scott Pioli. None. Even if Cassel is cut tomorrow and the team comes out and says they're trading the next 5 drafts for Geno Smith, Pioli NEEDS to be fired at the end of the season. Period.