Originally Posted by Hoover
I think keeping Pioli is the Chiefs best option. Do I have concerns? You bet I do, but installing a new GM means major change to the organization. That is why teams don't change GM's all the time. I'd rather have Pioli, whose grace period is over, than a new GM who will need time to get his people and philosophy in place.
The Chiefs suck on the field because of a lack of leadership by the head coach and QB. I know some of you think it comes from the GM and owner, I disagree. Ownership and the front office set long term strategy and philosophy.
I think Pioli knows that he has to hire a legitimate head coach. He needs to understand that while the Chiefs are shaped by his philosophy, its still the head coaches team.
I think that means Pioli needs to select a proven HC. A known entity. The new coach at Pioli need to have mutual respect for each other, otherwise its never going to work.
The QB thing is a given.
Pioli is the worst option he's created a divide between the fans and the team.
It's very likely a new GM drafts a QB thus making this team a playoff competitor. If that happens Clark will have won the fans back over. There's nothing Pioli can do short of a playoff victory to win over the fans and given his track record the playoffs are unlikely.