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Chiefs' Fans Anxiously Await GM News After Scott Pioli Meeting



You see how I did that? That title really means nothing.

I'm sure you're like I am now at 7 AM (if you're awake), extremely giddy to hear any smidgen of news about the Kansas City Chiefs GM search. Scott Pioli and the Chiefs met yesterday, interviewed, whatever you want to call it.

I know your impatience is getting the best of you and you're expecting the news to break any moment that the Chiefs have hired Scott Pioli. I don't think that will happen today and here's why. The Chiefs have chosen today to send off Carl Petereson, whatever that means, at 3:30 PM. I don't think Clark Hunt would honor Peterson publicly then hire the next GM on the same day. Why wouldn't Clark Hunt wait just one day?

Since we're in a bit of a holding pattern, I wanted to do a quick time line of all the going ons in the Chiefs GM search.

Dec. 15th Carl Peterson surprisingly resigns effective the end of the 2008 season. Clark Hunt quickly held a press conference and laid out his most important characteristics of a new GM.

Dec. 16th It turns out that only a few people in the Chiefs front office and coaching staff knew about Peterson's resignation in advance. We later found out that the resignation had been in the works for approximately 9 weeks, right around the time the Chiefs played the New York Jets.

Dec. 17th A rumor makes the rounds that Marty Schottenheimer was seen in the Kansas City airport, which naturally people took to mean that Marty was talking about the GM job.

Dec. 18th Turns out, he wasn't in town.

Dec. 22nd Other GM spots started to open up around the league.

Dec. 28th Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Clark Hunt had recently met with Marty Schottenheimer for a "Bill Parcels type" position.

Dec. 29th The Cleveland Browns were granted permission by the Patriots to speak with Scott Pioli and apparently the Chiefs also contacted Pioli around this time.

Dec. 30th ESPN's Chris Mortensen gave us 5 solid candidates rumored to be on Clark Hunt's radar: Phil Savage, Eric DeCosta, Scott Pioli, George Kokinis and Chris Polian.

Dec. 31st The Browns met with Scott Pioli while the Chiefs officially requested permission to speak with him. Pioli left the talks with Cleveland without a deal.

Jan. 1st Rumors surfaced that the Browns gave Pioli a final deadline for an answer but those were untrue.

Jan. 2nd The Chiefs officially set up an interview  with Scott Pioli.

Jan. 3rd The Browns are reportedly very interested in Eric Mangini for their next head coach, which would clash with the hiring of Scott Pioli. For the first time, the momentum shifts to Kansas City.

Jan. 4th Adam Schefter gives us a few more GM candidates: Tampa Bay Pro Personnel Director Mark Dominik and San Diego Director of Pro Personnel Jimmy Raye. Don Banks of also reported that Scott Pioli was rumored to be excited about the Chiefs' GM opportunity.

Jan. 5th The Ravens blocked an interview of George Kokinis by the Browns,  possibly delaying the Chiefs' GM search. The Chiefs also met with Scott Pioli today.

And here we are on January 6th. Waiting on an answer as to who the next GM of the Chiefs is going to be.

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