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    The Chief's managment under Pioli



    Interesting read. Here is an excerpt.
    Some of the first changes involved shutting off access and protecting information. Non-football employees, including those who had worked for the Chiefs for decades, were told that they weren’t allowed on certain floors, or in certain areas of the team facility. Business-side staffers with an office window facing the practice fields were made to keep their shades drawn during practices. The team president was no exception. A security guard made the rounds during practices, sometimes interrupting phone calls and meetings to lower shades.

    http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/14...nover-off.html
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    Re: The Chief's managment under Pioli

    Haley walked into the public relations office at Chiefs headquarters on a Thursday in early December. Four days before he was fired as the team's coach, he wanted to talk about what life was like inside this organization. But he didn't know who else might be listening.

    Looking up toward the ceiling, he darted into a back hallway before hesitating. Then he turned around, going back through a door and stopping again. Haley suspected that many rooms at the team facility were bugged so that team administrators could monitor employees' conversations. [...]

    This past year, Haley stopped talking on the phone and repeatedly checked his office for listening devices. After being fired, Haley didn't respond to interview requests; many former staffers said they signed confidentiality agreements upon being let go.
    Crazy stuff. Hope no one forgets that Pioli's from New England. Spying is nothing new to him. If he had come from any other organization I'd probably dismiss this all as crazy talk.




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    Re: The Chief's managment under Pioli

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelFaninBMore View Post
    Crazy stuff. Hope no one forgets that Pioli's from New England. Spying is nothing new to him. If he had come from any other organization I'd probably dismiss this all as crazy talk.
    Someone on another thread brought up an interesting point about how the Patriots seem to totally shut down their opposition after halftime. Perhaps the walls in the visiting team's locker room have ears.




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    Re: The Chief's managment under Pioli

    When you read the headline it sounds like Haley is just paranoid and out of his mind, but after you read the article you will be amazed that what he is claiming could actually be true. Matter of fact with all the quotes in the articles, I would be surprised if it ISN'T true which is completely insane.

    This is a MASSIVE story in KC. I am talking huge.

    http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=255076

    You will be hearing a lot more about this after the playoffs are over. No one really has picked up on it yet.




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    Re: The Chief's managment under Pioli

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelFaninBMore View Post
    Crazy stuff. Hope no one forgets that Pioli's from New England.
    Pioli came here with the Browns. Belicheat hired him in Cleve. Then they
    were re-united when Bellicheat was the D-Coord in NY in 97 and again
    in NE when he was the GM but Bellicheat had full control of the draft
    and FA signings.

    Pioli finally got full control in KC and built them a PO contender last year
    when we beat them.

    DeCosta told us the story how he watched a FG kicker in college for two
    years name Stuccop-sp? He said you usually don't draft FG kickers but
    sign them as soon as the draft is over.

    Ozzie's phone was raised as KC was making the last draft pick that year
    and selected Stuccop and DeCosta was pissed. Pioli worked for the Ravens
    as mentioned above and knew that we needed a FG kicker.

    We got stuck with Hauscha and you know the rest. Stuccop was known as
    a long distance FG kicker and kicked a 50 yarder vs us in his rookie year.

    Damn.

    Here's his back ground and how he met Bellicheat. Phil Savage told us that
    Bellicheat brought him into the league. He was an assist line coach in Cleve and then moved to scouting and came to Bmore. Phil said Bellicheat brought
    many into the league including Swartz who just took the Lions to their first playoff game in over a decade. Bellicheat knew Schartz when he was at
    Mount St Joe's and he coached in Annapolis.

    This cloak and dagger stuff goes back to Cleveland. Arty Donovan said in his book Paul Brown and Weeb would have been great spies. Brown sent guys up telephone poles to spy on practices and Weeb sent Charley Winner to get on the roof across from Yankee stadium where the Giants practiced for the 1958 Championship game. Weeb didn't like surprises. We had played them earlier in the year and he wanted to know if they put any new plays in. Winner reported there were none. Colts owner, Carroll Rosenbloom promised Winner he'd take care of his family if he got caught-lol.

    Yup, Bellicheat and Pioli go way back to their Cleveland days.


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