So much focus has been on Pioli lately that we have all forgotten about the man we called King for 20 years. The last few years have not been good to Carl Peterson, who resigned from his post as GM/CEO/President back in December. He is often portrayed by the media as a villain. Is he really disloyal and shady? Is he really an egomaniac? Is he really that bad? I sat down with him for a one-on-one interview. Let me say this: it was quite an interview. (On a side note, this interview has two parts. I will share Part 2 of the interview at the end of the week.)
Carl, thanks for taking some time out of your day to come chat...
Yeah yeah yeah thats great. Less small talk and more interview.
Okay. The first thing I want to ask about is your tenure with the Chiefs. How would sum up your time with the organization?
It was money. Um, when I say 'it was money' I meant to say that it was good.
You were often criticized during your reign at the helm. Many people said that all you care about was making money. Let's be honest Carl, tickets prices had gotten out of control the last couple of years.
We needed to help pay for expenses. Like....um.....Upkeep. Vendors. Um...
You're a real smartass mistamic.
Well let's be honest. Not everyone could afford tickets to the games. We all know that old saying: money doesn't grow on trees.
I beg to differ. Money can grow on metaphorical trees.
Let me explain. We made money from the money tree by planting seeds. About 78000 seats. SEEDS! I mean 78000 seeds. Haha! Silly me! Anyways the seeds started to bloom when we won. But now when we don't have people planting seeds we don't win.
Honestly that was the worst analogy I've ever heard. Okay so let's move on. What do you think about your free agent acquisitions?
Preist Holmes was a damn good player.
Yes he was. But what about the others?
Priest Holmes was a damn good player.
Okay, but who else besides him?
Willie Roaf and Priest Holmes were....
Yeah I got it. But what about Devard Darling, Nap Harris, Donnie Edwards (the second time around), Kendrell Bell, Patrick Surtain, Ty Law, Demorrio Williams, Damion MacIntosh....
But you forgot about Priest.
We already covered him.
Anyways there are still a few more I want to cover. Shawn Barber, Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Bam Morris, Chester McGlockton. Seriously his last name had "glock" in it. That doesn't bode well.
Okay nevermind. Let's move onto your style of management. Some say you are arrogant. Others say you are a bully. How would you describe your management style?
I try to emulate Bill O'Reilly
Not surprising. Anyways I heard that you freaked out on John Tait during the contract negotiations. What happened?
He didn't sit the f*** down. He didn't shut the f*** up. He should have signed the f***ing contract. That's what went down.
Hmm. I guess I see your "logic" behind your actions. Swearing and yelling at a devout Mormon during contract negotiations seems like it would be a good idea.
FINALLY! SOMEONE GETS THE F***ING POINT!
Well I'll give you all the rest of the interview later this week. We discuss Jared Allen, Clark Hunt and yes Priest Holmes. Peace!