The Kansas City Chiefs played musical chairs on Friday with Andy Reid, who reportedly agreed to become their new head coach and beat Scott Pioli to the throne as the team's top football man.
But if you peel back the intrigue of how Reid got so much power in the face of his disappointing final two seasons in Philadelphia and look at how Pioli failed in his four years in Kansas City, there is a simple thread:
Neither man had a good handle on the quarterback position at a time when the position couldn't be more important.
The difference is that Reid's history shows he has been willing to pull out every stop to find one. Pioli, by contrast, made a one-stop shop in his effort to find a passer.
The only significant move Pioli made in his four-year tenure with the Chiefs was to trade a second-round pick in 2009 to New England (Pioli's former team) for Matt Cassel. Pioli then stood pat year after year. He passed on guys like Josh Freeman in 2009 (the Chiefs instead took TysonRead More »from Andy Reid's challenge: find Chiefs a good QB