Not a lot of new developments to report on the Browns and their pursuit of New England Vice President of Player Personnel Scott Pioli. It appears, if he's even serious about leaving New England, that Pioli is leaning towards Cleveland.
In the case of the latter, it still doesn’t appear the type of fit neither Pioli, nor the Chiefs would be looking for. Kansas City historically hasn’t paid the kind of money it would take to land Pioli, and chairman Clark Hunt has already decided the duties of former general manager Carl Peterson would be divided, rather than give full control to his replacement.
Pioli to the Chiefs seems to be an after thought at this point. Here are some links to get you going today.
- Over at Arrowhead Addict, Merlin has his GM and head coach picks.
- Bob Gretz speculates that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will pursue former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan.
- Ryan at Home of the Chiefs fills out his application to be the Kansas City Chiefs new general manager.
- The mothership has a lot of Mic'd up videos posted now.
- Tony Gonzalez loves Tyler Thigpen.
- Upon Further Review is on their second reason why Herm Edwards will be fired.
AFC West News
- Rocky Mountain News: "The Broncos moved quickly on New Year's Day, locking up interviews with three NFL assistants as well as making a preliminary move to contact University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops."
- The Sports Guru was a big media contact during the initial coverage of Mike Shanahan's firing. Check out The Mile High Report for all of the coverage.
- It sucks to make the playoffs against improbable odds and potentially not have your two best offensive players available.
- Randy Covitz is talking about the NFL playoffs.
- This is embarrassing: "The Vikings have until tomorrow to sell 8,000 tickets or the playoff game could be blacked out in the Twin Cities."