Within the last few weeks there have been some reports floating around that Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley haven't been seeing eye to eye. Specifically, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer said on WFAN several weeks ago that he has heard the two weren't on the same page.
Not so, says Scott Pioli. In a spot with Kevin Kietzmann of 810 WHB, Pioli said that, while he's been disappointed at times this season, he's seen plenty of encouragement and improvement from not only the team, but his head coach as well.
"I have seen Todd improve on a lot of levels," Pioli said on 810 yesterday afternoon. "He's making smarter decisions. He's made us a smarter team and a more disciplined team."
Pioli admits that stats don't necessarily tell the whole story but early on in the Chiefs were 27th in penalties but now they sit at 9th, a sign of the team becoming more disciplined under Haley's watch.
"We have to understand he's 13 games into the first time in this job," Pioli continued.
"I've been with some great coaches who I know are going to the Hall of Fame and I've seen them make mistakes. I think what magnifies these mistakes is the situation, when you're 3-10.
"This team is making progress. I know it's a hard thing to say at 3-10 but I know we're making progress."
Take it for what it's worth but Pioli's words would indicate that the reports of he and Pioli not getting along are false.