Two More Thoughts On Chiefs GM Scott Pioli's Press Conference

On Saturday at the NFL Combine GM Scott Pioli talked for about 15 minutes before exiting to watch some offensive line workouts. You can view his press conference at KCChiefs.com and, after watching it, I have a couple of thoughts to add.

First, he said the team he inherited in 2009 was one of the slowest teams he's ever been a part of. This reminds me of Trent Dilfer saying on ESPN heading into the 2010 season that the Chiefs had the slowest defense he'd seen in years. This was a criticism we heard quite a bit and I think that explained some of the faster, athletic '10 draft picks -- Eric Berry, Dexter McCluster, Javier Arenas, Tony Moeaki. That's kind of interesting that they identified that as a problem and moved to correct it. I know it sounds easy but that doesn't explain why so many teams get it wrong.

Second, Pioli said the the cupboard wasn't bare when he and Todd Haley came to Kansas City. It's said -- whether from the Chiefs or fans -- that the talent cupboard was bare pre-Pioli/Haley. Clark Hunt even said at the end of this season that the "talent cupboard was empty" before those two came. I've disagreed with that for a while. They have now extended multiple players that were already in KC, and they've shown an interest in keeping more like Tamba Hali, so some good was left behind. I think it's a good mix of both. That said, I do give the Chiefs coaching staff credit for utilizing that talent and creating results.

Any other thoughts on Pioli's press conference? 

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