Pioli Finally Finds Football Home In Atlanta

It took a full year after he was fired by the Chiefs for anybody in the NFL to offer Scott Pioli a job.

When that moment came, it was an old friend that stepped forward and gave him a place to land.

Pioli has been hired by the Atlanta Falcons as their assistant general manager. He will work with G.M. Thomas Dimitroff, who is one of Pioli’s best friends in the business and they worked together in personnel for many years in New England.

After watching the 2013 season as a member of the media with NBC, Pioli was actively seeking a front office job in the league. But he did not get a phone call from either Miami or Tampa Bay, teams working to hire new general managers.

In the four seasons he was in charge of the Chiefs, Pioli’s record as G.M. was 23-42.

9 Responses to “Pioli Finally Finds Football Home In Atlanta”

  • January 22, 2014  - Tenand6 says:

    Assistant to the General Manager.

  • January 22, 2014  - R W says:


    1..New nickname: The Fail cons
    2..Dimitroff..wear armor plates..On your back
    3..I can watch NBA TV offerings without having a vomit bag handy

  • January 22, 2014  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Run. Tony. Run.

    Do not look back.

  • January 22, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    My thoughts on the matter. Better them than us.

  • January 22, 2014  - Ray Rippel says:

    R. W., all true, but #2 is about the truest thing I’ve read in a while!

  • January 22, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    It’s not what you know it’s who you know. Again.
    Just another reason to despise the Failcons.

  • January 22, 2014  - txchief says:

    The first thing Pioli plans to do is release Tony G. before he can retire. All of the Falcons office personnel are frantically cleaning up the candy wrappers, lining up the staplers precisely on their desks and making sure that all of their pencils are sharpened to exactly the same length.

  • January 22, 2014  - el cid says:

    Old boy system at its worse.

  • January 22, 2014  - txchief says:

    Cy, maybe with Pioli it’s who you bl**.

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