Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli went on Boston sports talk radio station WEEI talking about the Monday night game with the New England Patriots. One of the hosts of the show was Michael Holley, who wrote the book "War Room" (worth checking it out).
The tone of the interview was slightly different -- sorta like old friends catching up -- since Pioli obviously used to work with the Patriots. I gathered up some of the highlights of the interview and posted them below.
- "I've honestly never heard a stadium quite that loud." Pioli says he had a few friends in town for the Monday Night Football game at Arrowhead, and they've been to all the Super Bowls, and they said that was the loudest stadium they've ever been in.
- On returning to New England: "A lot of mixed emotions. It's going to be a business trip. Once the game starts, it's business. But the time leading up to that...anyone who is in a situation like this, and I know I'll certainly feel this way, I spent nine tremendous years here. Myself, my family and a lot of people who were part of the organization, close friends, Bill, Nick, Nancy, the Kraft family, Robert and Jonathan...I know it will be impossible for me to remain unaffected emotionally, going back into Gillette Stadium. It's a special place and it was a really, really special time I spent here. It was a lot of fun for a lot of different reasons."