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The Old Guard and the New Guard and a Different Perspective

I know a lot of people will immediately jump on Clark Hunt, Mark Donovan, and Scott Pioli because they are the evil front office upper management yadda yadda in the Chiefs organization. Now we have some employees who were released and are charging wrongdoing by the organization; that they're discriminating based on age. But let's think about that for a second. Let's not consider even here that the motivation of disgruntled former employees to get back at their former employer. Even without that argument, I still think it's far too hasty to automatically indict the front office of the Chiefs.

Consider this: Maybe the old guard, people who had been under Peterson and Lamar, couldn't adjust to the expectations that Donovan and Pioli have and for that reason were let go? That is not a fireable offense, nor is it unexpected. That happens a lot in business. It just so happens that many of these people are over 40 because Lamar didn't really fire people. I've heard multiple times that the organization was way too soft under the old guard. Just by this fact alone, if Pioli thought that the previous culture was too lax it only makes sense that the people he fires will be a little older because they would have been with the organization for quite a while.

I'm not saying either way what happened. I don't know. But it's a bit premature to think the FO guys are the devil because they feel it's best for the organization to let people go. If these people retire they will receive their benefits from the team. If they don't the team has to let them go.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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