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PostSubject: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:38 pm

Pioli says Chiefs can turn around after 0-2 start
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star




Like seemingly much of Kansas City, general manager Scott Pioli is more than a little stunned by the Chiefs’ 0-2 start.

But Pioli said Tuesday that his confidence in the Chiefs is not shaken and he remains convinced the Chiefs can still make something of their season.

“If any one of us knew what the answer was, we wouldn’t be sitting where we’re sitting right now,” Pioli said. “But I also don’t think it’s the end of the world. We have 14 games left. We’re certainly digging a hole but it’s not something we can’t get out of. Everyone within the organization is disappointed in the results so far. We’re all surprised because I don’t think any one of us went into the season thinking we would be 0-2. I don’t think any of us anticipated that.

“(He expects the Chiefs) to improve, get better and start winning some games in whatever order that is. Those are my expectations, but I want to be clear those are mine and our expectations. I think those are the players’ expectations, the coaching staff, the fan base. Our expectations at the beginning of this year were that we were going to be winning games. Right now, we haven’t done that. (But) we’re two games into a 16-game season.”

The Chiefs are one of six 0-2 teams in the NFL, but they weren’t close to winning either game. Their scoring differential of minus-34 points is second-worst in the league behind only Tennessee.

As the general manager, Pioli built the roster. Asked whether he was guilty of overestimating the abilities of some of the Chiefs’ players, Pioli said, “We think the roster is good enough. I think it is. Now it comes down to executing. We improved this team through free agency and did quite a bit of spending to improve this team whether it was contract extensions or the signing of other players. Time will tell if it was enough. I think it was.”

Regarding their spending, figures supplied by the NFL Players Association showed the Chiefs to have more than $26 million in available room under the league’s salary cap. Pioli said he didn’t regret not using more of that available cap space when the Chiefs built their roster.

“I think there are things we did do that helped this football team,” Pioli said. “I also know for a fact that this year alone we’re spending over $141 million in cash this year. That’s more than $20 million over the cap.

“It’s been proven time and time again that there’s not a direct correlation between spending cap dollars and winning. There’s not.”

Pioli said the Chiefs would need to allocate some of their available 2012 salary cap space toward the 2013 cap. He didn’t provide 2013 cap figures, but his comments indicate the Chiefs might otherwise be snug against the cap next season.

“We had better have cap room this year to roll over for next year to make sure we’re (in good shape),” Pioli said. “(Using available salary cap space) is not a year-by-year, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants thing.

Pioli during the offseason also hired Romeo Crennel as head coach, promoting him from defensive coordinator. Crennel finished last season as the interim coach. The Chiefs went 2-1 in those games and fell just short of making the playoffs and completing a dramatic turnaround.

Crennel remains the defensive coordinator this season as well. But the poor play of the Chiefs’ defense is a big reason for the 0-2 start. They have allowed 75 points, which is tied for worst in the league.

Asked whether Crennel was the right coach to direct the Chiefs out of their hole, Pioli said, “Absolutely he is. I think he’s doing a good job. I really do.”

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:00 pm

Yeah Crennel is doing a fantastic job. tied worst in points given up with a defensive minded coach. great job crennel. almost as good a job as you are doing Pioli
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:01 pm

Pioli speaks and only shit comes out of his stupid fucking mouth.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:25 pm

I agree on the part that the season isn't over. This is an upgraded version of the team Crennel did pretty well with last year, I think they can turn this around.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:32 pm

Also, according to Adam Teicher... Scott Pioli isn't going anywhere.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:33 pm

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Also, according to Adam Teicher... Scott Pioli isn't going anywhere.

Hell no he isnt. Clark Hunt is too stupid to get a real GM.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:36 pm

I'm not exactly sure all the details in this, but it turns our the Chiefs are the third highest spending team in the NFL... so that kinda throws the "cheap" thing out the window. I wonder if its due to the rollover we were given last year? Or just a way Pioli has manipulated the "cap" by front loading contracts with bonuses.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:36 pm

The only chance is 0-16 so that is what I am praying for. In the long run its best for KC. Pioli is clueless and will continue to run this thing further and further into the ground. But I also hope they trade away #1 or dont draft Barkley now. Hell I'm not sure there is any #1 overall pick worthy QB this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Geno Smith.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:40 pm

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I'm not exactly sure all the details in this, but it turns our the Chiefs are the third highest spending team in the NFL... so that kinda throws the "cheap" thing out the window. I wonder if its due to the rollover we were given last year? Or just a way Pioli has manipulated the "cap" by front loading contracts with bonuses.

that would only mean Pioli is even dumber than I give him credit for. he is spending and still putting out the worst team in the league. even more reason Clark is an idiot for not firing this moron.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:33 pm

I like Smith he has a ton of versatility. I really like Tyler Bray though if he comes out early. I think he might because he would probably be the second QB taken. Barkley will probably be the first QB taken but I hate him.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:47 pm

Id take Tyler Wilson over both Bray and Mark Sanchez jr. Havent watched Geno Smith play though so idk what to think of sir Geno yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:09 pm

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Id take Tyler Wilson over both Bray and Mark Sanchez jr. Havent watched Geno Smith play though so idk what to think of sir Geno yet.

I dont know that any is worth the #1 overall pick though.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:14 pm

You arent worried about Wilsons 2nd concussion in as many years?
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:23 pm

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You arent worried about Wilsons 2nd concussion in as many years?

Not really. I mean its not like he's a receiver or a runningback, getting hit on every single play.

Especially with how the NFL protects QBs in todays game, I really dont think it will be an issue.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:27 pm

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You arent worried about Wilsons 2nd concussion in as many years?

Not really. I mean its not like he's a receiver or a runningback, getting hit on every single play.

Especially with how the NFL protects QBs in todays game, I really dont think it will be an issue.

I'm with you on the talent part. I just hope the concussions dont become a regular thing. Id rather be a receiver getting hit or tackled by a CB than a QB getting hit by a blitzing LB on a blown assignment.
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:45 pm

As long as Wilson stays in the pocket more than he does now, and doesnt try to be Mike Vick, he'll be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Pioli can talk all he wants...I can see being optimistic at being 0-2 if we lost 2 close games, but we just got our asses handed to us by the Bills...THE BILLS!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:48 pm

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As long as Wilson stays in the pocket more than he does now, and doesnt try to be Mike Vick, he'll be fine.

I'd be thrilled to draft him. at this point I'd be happy with just about any1 in round 1 if it says QB next to his name
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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:44 pm

QB's might not enter the draft early as much anymore with the rookie pay scale.

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PostSubject: Re: Pioli Speaks   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:33 am

Ya Rust is right but I think that if they have a chance to be top 2 they will.
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