Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli didn't mince word when speaking with the media following the team's dismissal of head coach Todd Haley. Pioili, as the former New England Patriots executive has taken fire for his lack of personnel moves following the end of the NFL's lockout in August through the Chiefs' current losing streak. Per ABC 33, Pioli was direct in accepting the blame:
"We have a locker room that has talent. We also have a good makeup of character in that locker room," Pioli said, "but it's abundantly clear that we're not in a spot we need to be with our record where it is and our team in a position it is. I need to do a better job."
Despite his public admission, Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt gave Pioli a vote of confidence:
"Probably nobody is harder on himself or holds himself more accountable than Scott," Hunt said, when asked specifically about Pioli's job status. "As hard-working as he is, I know he'll redouble his efforts to make sure we're more competitive next year and the year after that."