Pioli Speaks on Arrowhead Anxiety

From Indianapolis, Indiana

He hasn’t spoken to the local media about the Kansas City Star story concerning the inner workings of the Chiefs that was titled “Arrowhead Anxiety.”

As always, Chiefs GM Scott Pioli saved his comments for the national media types, in this case old buddies in New England. Thursday on the Super Bowl Radio Row in Indianapolis, Pioli was on the air with WEEI’s “The Big Show” and hosts Glen Ordway and Michael Holley.

Pioli was asked for his take on the Star story that included allegations of bugged telephones and boorish behavior by the GM and others:

“You ask two different people and you get two different stories. I know what we do have there, there are a lot of employees who are very, very happy, very energetic, enjoy what they are doing, and they love accountability, they love being held to a certain standard. I see it as a place where there are a lot of people who are very happy to work there and love the ownership.”

When asked specifically about former head coach Todd Haley claims that he thought his cell phone had been tampered with and offices were bugged, Pioli said:

“Yeah, I heard that, or I read that. Clark Hunt and Mark Donovan said at the time and I’ll say it again, unequivocally, completely, totally untrue.”

Appearing with Pioli on this show was Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff who felt obliged to step up for his friend.

“I just like to say that article, ridiculous assertion,” Dimitroff said. “Scott Pioli is one of the top notch executives in this league. When you go into a building you try to turn things around, you change the proverbial arrow, move it up, there are going to some tough decisions to be made. From what I understand and knowing Scott, he’s going to do all in his power to make that organization what it should be. It’s a historic organization and he’s the man the city of Kansas City needs.”


8 Responses to “Pioli Speaks on Arrowhead Anxiety”

  • February 2, 2012  - Chuck says:

    It doesn’t appear that he actually answered the question on the bugged telephones.


  • February 2, 2012  - Michael says:

    Chuck…Huh?

    When asked specifically about former head coach Todd Haley claims that he thought his cell phone had been tampered with and offices were bugged, Pioli said:
    “Yeah, I heard that, or I read that. Clark Hunt and Mark Donovan said at the time and I’ll say it again, unequivocally, completely, totally untrue.”


  • February 2, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Yadda Yadda Yadda. Come on combine, free agency and the draft!


  • February 2, 2012  - Blake says:

    I believe Pioli over the media. I think there is a reason that Todd Haley can’t find a job and that is because he cant work well with others which is kinda the same thing the Pioli has hinted at. There are far to many people backing Pioli and the Chiefs.

    Hey Bob, maybe the reason that Pioli doesn’t talk to the local media is because of this exact story, the Arrowhead Anxiety. Pioli is a smart man maybe he didn’t find them trust worthy or would rather tell his friends back East who he worked with for many more years.


  • February 3, 2012  - RW says:

    Just by chance, I happened to see Mike Francesca on the YES Network interview Pioli and Romeo Thursday afternoon. Francesca spent the entire 15 minute segment asking about the Superbowl matchup and honed in on the Pattie connection for both of his guests, asking only one short throwaway question on the Chiefs.

    I’ll save my editorial comments on Pioli but let’s just say he was less than impressive. One good question asked by Francesca was what he, Pioli, preferred to have in today’s NFL: 3 prototypical big WRs or two fast/athletic TEs & a SlotWR? Pioli preferred to have the two TEs & SlotWR, then went on to laud the Patties for their innovative offensive scheme using that configuration.

    That’s a heads up for all the fellow draftniks out there. Romeo was pretty much in coachspeak during the interview. FYI


  • February 3, 2012  - el cid says:

    Well actions speak volumes when the Chiefs management refuses to. So I will take Pioli’s word over Haleys. Today Pioli is quoted as saying for the last 3 years the Chiefs standard is to bring in competition to get the best players on the field – ok? Blake – if true, Pioli believed Palko was good enough competition for Cassel. But I believe Pioli over the media/Haley. Sure, I can close my eyes and see the upside to Palko even being on the roster.


  • February 3, 2012  - el cid says:

    Does it bother anyone else? Chiefs home site quotes Crennel saying he did not know any names of candidates for OC, as in someone else was doing the hiring? THUD


  • February 4, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    el cid-
    Take a remedial reading class will you, please.

    Josh Looney doesn’t know any of the names, not RAC.

    Geez……..




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