Falcons Rumors: Atlanta has 'no interest' in Chris Johnson

A lot of people thought that the Atlanta Falcons would end up landing running back Chris Johnson, including the Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.While they may have thought it, it isn't going to happen. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Falcons have "no interest" in signing Johnson.As Rotoworld notes, Florio has ties to the Falcons organization,...
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Scott Pioli: No Limit On Resources To Help NFL Prospects’ Character Red Flags

The NFL has been slower to adapt to analytics than the NBA or MLB. There are certainly elements of football that cannot break down to statistics, but some NFL coaches and general managers are not willing to break their old-school methods, or put their job on the line, to support analytics. Atlanta Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli and San Francisco 49ers president Paraag...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons hire Scott Pioli as their assistant GM

Today the Atlanta Falcons announced that Scott Pioli has been hired as assistant general manager. The former Kansas City Chiefs GM will report to Dimitroff and make one of the league’s top front offices that much better. “Scott is one of the most respected and adept talent evaluators in the NFL and a member of three Super Bowl championship teams,” […]The post Atlanta...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons hire Scott Pioli as assistant GM

As they look to improve their player evaluation in rebounding from a 4-12 season, the Atlanta Falcons added a big name to their front office on Wednesday in former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. Pioli, who worked in a supervisory role over Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff while the two were in New England together, will enter the Falcons organization as assistant...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Pioli: Chiefs deal for Alex Smith may not be complete

Former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said that the trade that will reportedly send quarterback Alex Smith from the 49ers to the Chiefs, may not be complete yet. “The one thing I have heard talking to some good sources is this thing has not been completely finalized yet,” Pioli said, per  “I...
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February 27, 2013  |  1 Comment

Scott Pioli fired by Kansas City Chiefs

After four underwhelming seasons with him at the helm, the Chiefs have decided to part ways with general manager Scott Pioli.

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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Andy Reid tells the Chiefs that he and Tom Heckert are a package deal

According to Ian Repoport of the NFL Network via, Andy Reid has told the Kansas City Chiefs that if they want to hire him as their next head coach they also need to hire general manager Tom Heckert.Heckert was fired by the Browns on Monday and worked with Reid at one point in Philly.If the Chiefs end up hiring Reid and Heckert, current general manager Scott Pioli will be...
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January 03, 2013  |  1 Comment

Report: Chiefs will retain Scott Pioli

According to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network (via the Kansas City Chiefs plan on keeping general manager Scott Pioli. According to’s Steve Wyche, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to retain general manager Scott Pioli despite a disastrous season, according to a source briefed on the situation. Coach Romeo Crennel won’t be as fortunate. The source said...
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December 30, 2012  |  3 Comments

Signs continue to point to Scott Pioli sticking Kansas City

We mentioned a report a couple of days ago that indicated Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli may not get fired in Kansas City. According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, a league source told him that it looks like Pioli is safe for now. Heard from a league source last night that Scott Pioli will survive in KC, but only with significant changes (new coach, new QB). We’ll see. ...
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Five NFL General Managers on the hot seat

Today's firing of Carolina Panthers GM, Marty Hurney, was not only unexpected, but it also set a new precedent for when a team may fire their head of personnel. With the firing, we're wondering who else may be on the hot seat around the league. Here's the general managers that are suddenly in danger of being fired mid-season. Scott Pioli, Kansas City Chiefs: Since taking...
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October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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