KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The worn-out notebook with the blue cover that Scott Pioli drags out of pile of paperwork on his desk is from 1994. The handwriting inside of it, mostly scouting reports on college players from a bygone era, is tiny and deliberate.
It's the few pages toward the front, though, that are the most interesting.
That's where the current Chiefs general manager, back then a young front-office assistant for the Cleveland Browns, has given himself a withering self-assessment - several pages of improvements that he's made over time, and things he could be doing better going forward.
It's not unlike the scathing critique Pioli has been putting himself through this week.
The Chiefs are mired in 1-5 rut to start the season, and most of the blame for it has fallen on Pioli, the disciple of Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick who has struggled to endear himself to increasingly hostile Kansas City fans weary of losing.
"Clearly there are things we need to fix, things we need ...