Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits: The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

It's been a little over two years since we lost our founding father. Thanks be to goodness his honorable name lives on, his efforts extended by his son Clark. While many reports of this, one of the biggest four-week periods in Chiefs history in the last 20 years, have yet to be signed off on by editors, remain speculation, there are some with which we can be hopeful, like the one John Clayton has scribed for the ol E-S-Ps of N:

"A source close to the situation told ESPN.com's Bill Williamson that Edwards sent his assistant coaching staff home to await word on the future in light of the Pioli hiring news.

At this point, Pioli is expected to meet with coaches Thursday so a decision on Edwards and his staff's future could be made in the coming days."

In that same article, there's also a quote from the hoodie himself:

"To sum up in words everything Scott Pioli has meant to this organization and to me personally would be difficult, if not impossible," said Belichick. "From the day I met him, he has demonstrated a passion for football and respect for the game that is second to none."

From there we go to Bill Williamson himself, who has called the hiring "a monster move for the organization."

"Scott Pioli's first order of business when it comes to his new roster in Kansas City will be on the offensive side of the ball.

Two major issues need to be cleared on offense and Pioli, whether he keeps head coach Herm Edwards or not, needs to tackle them. Pioli needs to clear up the Tony Gonzalez situation and he needs to figure out if Tyler Thigpen will be the team's quarterback in 2009 or if a franchise quarterback will be pursued...

...There isn't much deliberation time needed on the Kansas City defense. The questions on defense are simple. It needs a whole lot of help, particularly on the defensive front seven. The Chiefs' concentration in free agency and the draft will likely be on improving the defense.

Pioli has a lot on his personnel plate, but it starts with the Gonzalez and Thigpen questions."

There's a quote from Pats owner Robert Craft (Editor's Note: Listen up, TLR. You're being called out here, you opinionated little prick.)

"Scott Pioli was an integral part of the many championships the New England Patriots have celebrated this decade...He has played an important role in building a championship tradition...I think Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs have made a very wise hire."

Anyway, I'm eager for this thing to pick up steam. I'm ready to get to know my new coaching staff, and for Cecil to process it all so he can tell us who we'll be taking with the third overall pick in April. Go, go gadget time machine!


Cecil said...

Remember how Hunt Sr. helped have Kennedy murdered?

That was awesome.

bankmeister said...

Remember when you cracked an original joke?

Oh. Right. Me either.

/elway cheated; your line chop blocks

Dylan said...

Interesting... all these years, I thought it was a simple mafia/cuban exile/CIA enterprise....

Cecil said...

We're gonna kill the hell out of you

You, You, You You and You

bankmeister said...

Much better.