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Chiefs coaching search will begin with Clark Hunt, not Scott Pioli

Pay attention to the fine print. In announcing Romeo Crennel's firing, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he -- not GM Scott Pioli -- would begin the head coaching search.


As it stands now, Clark Hunt will make the decision on the Kansas City Chiefs next head coach. Hunt announced that Romeo Crennel was fired and in that same announcement he said a decision on GM Scott Pioli had not been made yet.

The devil is in the details (emphasis mine):

I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Chiefs. The entire football operation will remain under review, and there may be additional changes to come. No final determination has been made at this point on the future of General Manager Scott Pioli.

Read the full statement here.

"I", as in Clark Hunt, will begin the search -- not Pioli.

Read into that what you will but to me it suggests that a decision on Pioli truly has not been made. Plenty of reports are saying he is likely to return but if that were the case wouldn't Pioli be making the decision on the head coach?

And, if Pioli isn't making the decision on the head coach ....

....then what exactly is he doing?

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