Nick Wright: Pioli and Crennel Won't Return to Chiefs; Why Report Could Be True
SportsRadio 610's Nick Wright tweeted Wednesday evening that Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel have "officially been told" that they won't return for the 2013 season.
Although Wright hosts a radio show in Houston, Texas, his source could be reliable. Wright used to work in Kansas City for 610 Sports Radio—coincidentally the same AM dial—and had close connections within the Chiefs organization while covering them.
Wright said last year, while still working in Kansas City, that then-Chiefs head coach Todd Haley was set to be fired by Pioli in October. The Chiefs, however, responded to Wright's announcement and denied it. Sure enough, the Chiefs fired Haley later that season.
In the end, Wright's report last October proved that he had a connection with someone within the organization. With his most recent announcement, it is possible that Wright could be right again.
NFL Network's Albert Breer said that a spokesperson from the Chiefs informed him that Pioli and Crennel's fate had yet to be decided. But is that really true?
Perhaps this is a PR move by the Chiefs to cover up the story. It wouldn't be the first time this season.
Earlier this year, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports announced on NFL Today that Pioli was offered a two-year extension. The Chiefs approached Adam Teicher and told him that the report, which infuriated many Chiefs fans, was false.
The Chiefs surely have denied many reports that have been spilled by the media. Obviously, no one knows completely who is right or wrong. But as far as Wright, he's been accurate before. There's a reason to believe that he may know something that others don't.
The team may deny reports now and will continue to do so. Come early in the offseason, fans will see that Wright's tweet holds the truth. Pioli and Crennel will be out of Kansas City and the Chiefs will work on finding a new general manager and head coach.
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