Here's what Clark Hunt does not understand about his general manager, Scott Pioli: His massive ego is born of insecurity and most effectively used as a shield for his deceit.
Pioli is a swindler. Pride and vanity will not push Pioli into forfeiting the millions of dollars he apparently suckered Hunt into promising him in the form of a contract extension. Pioli can't be shamed. Con men think little of themselves and care even less what others think of them.
The unprecedented events that transpired inside Arrowhead Stadium on Monday likely had little impact on Hunt's intended target -- Scott Pioli.
Hunt, the owner of the Chiefs, fired Pioli's overmatched, handpicked coach Romeo Crennel and then -- with a devastating written statement, an online video posted on the Chiefs website and several print and radio interviews -- Hunt publicly announced he was stripping Pioli of virtually all his power.
"I will hire the next coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and he will report directly to me,...