Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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On Sunday, in a matchup between two winless teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints will showcase one of the NFL's elusive truths: That one man -- one man who does not compete on the field -- can shape the destiny of an entire organization. For the Chiefs, the 0-2 record can be traced directly to the presence and so-called leadership of general manager Scott Pioli. His failures run the gamut -- paying more than $10 million a year for Matt Cassel, a $10 quarterback; hiring as his first head coach the ill-prepared Todd Haley and immediately undermining him at every turn; and in draft moves, ego and handling of issues ranging from the media to players from the last regime to leadership proving again that fruit that falls from the Bill Belichick tree usually spoils faster than most. For the Saints, the 0-2 record can be traced directly to the absence of suspended head coach Sean Payton. With Payton's offensive genius, intense leadership and winning culture banished by Rog...
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  • SCOTT PIOLI NEEDS TO STAY IN HIS BOX AND LEAVE THE COACHING TO ROMEO AND ROMEO NEEDS TO GET THOSE GUYS TO PLAY HARD FOR JUST 60MIN. FOR ONE F**KING DAY A WEEK. WE SHOULD NOT OF LOST EITHER OF THOSE GAMES. AND THE VETERANS ON THE TEAM NEED TO STEP UP AND LEAD THIS TEAM TO SOME VICTORIES THIS SEASON
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