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Pioli touts chemistry in Kansas City

With Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis joining Scott Pioli in Kansas City, the Chiefs organization feels like a big family reunion. Pioli talked at length Thursday about the benefits of their familiarity.

“Something I’ve learned over these years, chemistry is critical,” Pioli said to a group of reporters after his formal presser. “You always talk about locker room chemistry . . . You are going to have good times and bad times, ups and downs.  Knowing those people and how they will react in certain situations really helps.”

Pioli said he and coach Todd Haley wanted more people in the building that would disagree on issues.  (He mentioned linebackers coach Gary Gibbs is great at this.) 

“A lot of people say they want [disagreement], not everyone really wants it. Todd and I really do.  And we need it.  None of us has all the answers.”

Chiefs fans can only hope that chemistry off the field leads to some better play on it.

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25 Responses to “Pioli touts chemistry in Kansas City”
  1. DonTerrelli says: Feb 25, 2010 8:16 PM

    Chiefs will suck just as bad next year

  2. Common Sense says: Feb 25, 2010 8:17 PM

    This guy is a joke!

  3. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 25, 2010 8:23 PM

    Like the chemistry between a young lady and larry johnson in a club?

  4. Dolphinatic says: Feb 25, 2010 8:23 PM

    Well as long as they are majoring in chemistry and not Film editing & production. You just never know with these NE grads.

  5. WhoDat_champs says: Feb 25, 2010 8:28 PM

    Sounds great!!!(fantasy)….Next year they’ll be picking in the top 5 for the 4th year in a row. (reality)

  6. johnnydom says: Feb 25, 2010 8:35 PM

    Pioli needs a doctor to see how wong he is. They have two bona fide losers in Crenell and Weis, good luck with that.

  7. Drew Brees' Face Smudge says: Feb 25, 2010 8:40 PM

    The problem with this Midwest Pats family reunion is that Brady wont be part of it. And so Belichick will continue to get credit for being a genius, unwarranted IMO, and the Chiefs will continue to struggle to find an identity and win consistently.
    Brady is and was the key for NE. The year he didnt play they missed the playoffs. He wont play for KC this year and they will miss the playoffs. Again.

  8. FumbleNuts says: Feb 25, 2010 9:23 PM

    “Something I’ve learned over these years, chemistry is critical.”
    This is a thought, and ONLY a thought.
    He may be on to something, what I mean is the chemistry is important in all facests of the organization.
    From ownership down to the waterboy.
    Teams that win, have in place a system that has been proven over time.
    This will be fun to watch!

  9. dirk_diggler says: Feb 25, 2010 9:25 PM

    RIP “Boner”.
    You will be missed.

  10. SixBurgh6 says: Feb 25, 2010 9:49 PM

    Too bad the Chiefs have Matt Cassell as quarterback and not a REAL qb.

  11. Klytus says: Feb 25, 2010 10:00 PM

    It’s good to see the coaches and the front office get along. What this has to do with the team’s performance is anyone’s guess? What’s next, Aroma therapy in the locker room?
    GO STEELERS!

  12. Bifftannen2 says: Feb 25, 2010 11:15 PM

    Not a real QB? I keep forgetting, didn’t Matt Cassel have a BETTER record than Brady did with the SAME Patriot team?
    11-5 Cassel (oh yeah, in his first year as a starter)
    10-6 Brady
    The same team. Records don’t lie.
    Now the truth of the matter is that the Pats haven’t won ANYTHING without Crennel and Weis, and i’m pretty sure Brady has been the QB of the team during that tenure.
    There were even rumors of the Pats getting rid of Brady and keeping Cassel, but they could never do that with Bradys cap number, and fans like you would cry their eyes out.

  13. Bifftannen2 says: Feb 25, 2010 11:19 PM

    And let’s not forget Bledsoe won them a playoff game in their first SB run when Brady was injured. Bledsoe came back for the Pats and won it for them. If the Pats didn’t have Bledsoe, and had some Sorgi type as their backup…than there probably wouldn’t even be a Brady Legend.
    You can say what you want, but the Chiefs have one of the best, if not the Best staff in the NFL. And any true Pats fan would agree, in fact…any true NFL fan who saw Pioli/Crennel/Weis help the Pats win those championships and nothing else since should agree. Stop hating…

  14. rockotica says: Feb 25, 2010 11:19 PM

    Ahh, the sweet aroma of fear and anxiety; all the above negative comments are proof that the Chiefs are headed in the right direction and followers of the NFL are quietly but surely taking note that they are quite close to turning the corner. Now that Pioli has his guys in place, those in the AFC are getting more and more nervous. Keep hating.

  15. TheWizard says: Feb 25, 2010 11:28 PM

    You sound like all the guys last year blowing off about Denver maybe getting 2 wins in 09.
    You’ll probably have to eat shit over this one, too.

  16. lakedog19352 says: Feb 26, 2010 1:40 AM

    I am not a Chiefs fan but Jamal Charles will lead the NFL in rushing yards in 2010…(slight nod over Chris Johnson)

  17. Bubby Brister says: Feb 26, 2010 3:40 AM

    Klytus, as you’re obviously a Steelers fan, I can’t believe you don’t see the advantages of a front office — or an organization as a whole — meshing well. It’s vital.
    I personally think they’re on the right track. I get the feeling Haley is the real deal and with Pioli, Weis, and Crennel in the mix, it’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “WHEN” it starts showing up in the wins column.
    Colts, Steelers, Patriots, Chargers. The NFL landscape changes every decade and the next dominate franchise is probably just a baby right now… why not the Chiefs?

  18. just_a_cigar says: Feb 26, 2010 5:07 AM

    @ Drew Brees’ Face Smudge:
    Just in case you didn’t realize, the Pats actually had a better record two years ago under Cassel than they did this year under Brady.
    Not saying Cassel is as good, obviously, but you can’t overlook that fact.
    Cassel is a good QB. Nobody in football, including Brady, could have succeeded with the situation he had in KC this year. Give him some decent protection, some good WRs and a decent QB coach (like Weis) and you’ve at least got a 3,500 yard, 20-25 TD guy.

  19. Eazy E in KC says: Feb 26, 2010 5:41 AM

    johnnydom-if having multiple super bowl rings make them bona fide losers, then what makes somebody not? you’re an idiot.

  20. tatum32 says: Feb 26, 2010 7:37 AM

    We’ll see if the “Patriot Way” flies. Especially with Todd Haley’s abrasive coaching approach. It’ll be very interesting if Crennel and Weis pay dividends or crap out. I do think the defense will improve, but Bowe just doesnt have the work ethic. KC very likely to go with Eric Berry and take an OL next round.

  21. Iron Wolf says: Feb 26, 2010 8:59 AM

    Reality check: For now, Cassel will only be mentioned in the same sentence with Brady when it’s brought up that he once backed him up. And I’m not dumping on Cassel, he’s got a great story, some interesting skills and did an increasingly good job when Brady was out injured. As a Pats fan, I really appreciate everything he did. However, a comparison at this point is simply ludicrous.
    KC has been down for a while and they have a great fan base, so I hope they do improve and become contenders in the division. First things first: KC simply has to draft better (Bowe, Albert, Dorsey, Jackson).

  22. db3300 says: Feb 26, 2010 9:37 AM

    “Not a real QB? I keep forgetting, didn’t Matt Cassel have a BETTER record than Brady did with the SAME Patriot team?”
    That’s what the man said. I knock Brady as much as anyone for being a system QB but you need to get your head on, homer. Cassel is one of the worst starting QBs in the league and wouldn’t even be the backup for many.

  23. CKL says: Feb 26, 2010 10:28 AM

    Bifftannen2 says:
    February 25, 2010 11:19 PM
    And let’s not forget Bledsoe won them a playoff game in their first SB run when Brady was injured. Bledsoe came back for the Pats and won it for them. If the Pats didn’t have Bledsoe, and had some Sorgi type as their backup…than there probably wouldn’t even be a Brady Legend.
    You can say what you want, but the Chiefs have one of the best, if not the Best staff in the NFL. And any true Pats fan would agree, in fact…any true NFL fan who saw Pioli/Crennel/Weis help the Pats win those championships and nothing else since should agree. Stop hating…
    _________________________________
    If you watched that playoff game you should recall that Bledsoe didn’t have much to do with winning it. That said, I am a Pats fan who loved RAC and Weis and Pioli and do think they will get it turned around there in KC.
    This is a rare opportunity to even approach being able to see who was “more” responsible for a team’s success. I believe BB is a great HC but I also believe that his success was aided by RAC/Weis and Pioli. And theirs by BB. People love to say that BB is nothing without Brady, but I believe that Brady wouldn’t be what he is either without having a good coaching staff to help him develop. It’s all mutual in the NFL because it’s a true team sport unlike baseball, etc.
    Let’s face it..as good of a player evaluator and coach as Parcells is (and I give him a lot of credit for both)… Parcells hasn’t won a single SB without BB on his staff.

  24. Bifftannen2 says: Feb 26, 2010 1:45 PM

    i agree CKL, but you may say that Bledsoe didn’t have much to do with winning it…but you were DEF on your way to losing that game while Brady was in there.
    I’m not saying the Chiefs are destined for the SB anytime soon, i’m just saying that the arrows are pointing up with the staff we have in place and people should stop hating and lying to themselves. The same way Parcells hasn’t won since BB, BB hasn’t won since Weis and RAC left.

  25. dudeustupid says: Feb 28, 2010 4:51 PM

    i love how the steelers get on here and talk trash on the chiefs, just like they did before they LOST to the chiefs this year…hmmmm just a thought

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