One would think that if Pioli wanted McDaniels as his head coach, that he would have told him to hold tight while he negotiated his new GM position with the Chiefs. Do you think that he told McDaniels that he's going to go back to New England, and to look for a position without him?
I've never been as excited about a Management move for one of my teams. Based on his reputation, we would of had an injection of "winning attitude". Now with McDaniels leaving for a competitor, I think Pioli told McDaniels to fend for himself.
I'm sure the two collaborated. Please prove me wrong!