There was no clear cut home run Pioli missed but that's not the point for Chiefs fans. The last thing Chiefs fans wanted was another teams backup or has been QB. Chiefs fans are starving for our own drafted franchise QB. We'd rather go down with one of "our own" then someone elses castoff. We thought that we wre in position to draft a QB with a new regime coming in and starting a rebuild from the ground up. Well that didn't happen and the rest is history. It's been ugly on this forum every since but this place is just the tip of the iceburg.
I would think a new GM would take a hard look at his fanbase before making any big decisions. Pioli should have known he was screwed with this fanbase if he brought in Cassel and didn't attempt to draft a franchise QB.