KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli said he didn’t see his team’s 1-5 start coming.
Pioli sat down with 41 Action News Sports Director Jack Harry for a one-on-one interview on Wednesday at the Chiefs practice facility during the team's bye week.
“It starts with me,” Pioli said. “We’re 1-5, and I’m the head of this football operation. Things need fixing. I clearly need some fixing, too, and we’re going to do it.”
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Pioli told Jack that it is still uncertain who will be the starting quarterback for the Chiefs in their next game on Oct. 28 against Oakland at Arrowhead. But Pioli insisted that he will have nothing to do with the decision on who will start. He said Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel is in charge of making that choice between Cassel and Brady Quinn.
As for the future of the head coach, Pioli said it’s too early to grade Crennel. He said that’s for the media to debate. Pioli said the Chiefs are talented enough to win, and hard work will be the key to turning around the season.
In terms of his contract situation, Pioli refused to discuss that topic. He said he’s focused on the next game. Pioli said he’s heard some of the criticism toward him but understands that comes with the job.
You can watch the full interview in the video player above.
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