Scott Pioli becomes Chiefs GM

We interrupt this message…. Scott Pioli former Vice President of Player Personnel for the New England Patriots becomes General Manager for the Kansas City Chiefs!

IMHO, this is a home run from both Clark Hunt and Denny Thum.  Certainly Pioli is the man with the greatest pedigree.   He is a four time NFL Executive of the Year.  He has three rings.  His assistant, former Chiefs,Thomas Dimtroff was responsible for getting Atlanta back on track this year.   And perhaps most important, is his ability to discern talent.   Remember, Tom Brady was a 6th round pick.  And Matt Cassel was a 7th rounder who was a backup in college behind two Heisman Trophy winners.    But the single greatest benefit is just what Chiefs fans need most – HOPE!

Do I think Mr. Pioli success is given?  Of course not, but I believe in Denny Thum’s ability to have and build synergy with the former Patriot.  As with any manager, you live and die by those you pick to trust.  And the Patriots synergy through this decade has certainly payed a fantasic dividend.

Here is what Robert Kraft (Patriots owner) has to say about Mr. Pioli:

“Scott Pioli was an integral part of the many championships the New England Patriots have celebrated this decade and I would like to thank him for his countless contributions throughout the past nine seasons.  Scott is a great evaluator of talent.  He is thorough in his evaluations, extremely organized and has done a tremendous job mining all possible resources to help Coach Belichick and his staff field the players needed to win consistently.  He has played an important role in building a championship tradition with players that I am proud to call Patriots.  On behalf of the entire Patriots organization, I wish Scott continued success in his new role and offer best wishes to his wonderful wife Dallas, and their beautiful daughter Mia.  I think Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs have made a very wise hire.”

Here’s to 2009!!