Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/18/12

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Scott Pioli of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
In New England, Scott Pioli was hailed as one of the top executives in the NFL. He was involved in personnel, contracts; in short he did a lot there. So much so that Kansas City wanted to bring the Patriot way to the mid west. Dreams of championships danced in Chiefs fans heads as Pioli joined Kansas City in 2009. Three years later, Chiefs fans are unhappy with Pioli and it is constantly growing after each loss. Pioli spoke to Soren Petro on WHB in Kansas City to talk about the Chiefs struggles falling on him and his head coach Romeo Crennel.

“It should come to me. At the end of the day, I was hired to be the leader of the football operation. And as you said, they don’t need to go to — the fans and the media — they don’t need to go to other people to find out or ask the questions, or even [state] their frustrations. When I signed that contract on the dotted line, that’s part of what you sign up for. And that’s my responsibility, because at the end of the day I’m responsible for the football operation, and things are not going well right now. There should be some frustration towards me, and I understand it.”

On Romeo:

“I’m as confident in Romeo today as the day that we hired him. … Before we made the decision to hire him as the head coach, we talked about the head coach-defensive coordinator position. Again, what happens behind the scenes, I think that a lot of people don’t see, is that in almost every organization where the head coach either has the title of defensive coordinator or offensive coordinator, most teams, the head coach got to that position because they were a coordinator on one of the two sides of the ball. … When that happens, regardless of how that looks on the surface and what the titles are, the coach generally is running that side of the ball anyway. … The information is broken up and handled and the duties are broken up. There’s a lot of information that’s handled by the staff as well. It’s not just Romeo just wearing himself out wearing the two hats. … There’s some other organizations where head coaches may not take that title, but they’re doing that job as well.”

 

 
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