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Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - Koyukon - 01-09-2013 11:33 AM
Time for a morning trip through the headlines from around the division:
For the second straight year, Atlanta is losing its director of player personnel. Dave Caldwell has been hired as the general manager in Jacksonville. That comes a year after Les Snead left for St. Louis. Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff has a deep and talented staff in place. But it’s logical to speculate about the chances of Scott Pioli ending up with the Falcons. He used to be Dimitroff’s boss in New England.
The team interviewed New York Giants college scouting director Marc Ross and Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp on Tuesday for the general manager job. But there are more interviews coming this week. The Panthers are expected to interview five or six candidates and a decision might not come until next week.
If Ron Rivera gets off to a slow start next season, fans can start screaming for Bill Cowher -- again. The former Pittsburgh coach, who has a home in North Carolina, said he wants to return to the NFL at some point.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Bradley Handwerger has his list of the most memorable plays of the season. The top two plays were memorable for all the wrong reasons. But, at No. 3, he has the play where safety Malcolm Jenkins chased down Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson to prevent a touchdown. That play didn’t define the Saints’ season, but it might have been the team’s best play of the year.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Mark Cook has a list of the potential class of free-agent quarterbacks. It is far from impressive. That’s another reason why I think that, if the Bucs do add a quarterback to compete with Josh Freeman, it will come through the draft.
Do we really want him in Atlanta? He sort of screwed the pooch in Kansas City.
RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - cnasty - 01-09-2013 12:37 PM
Possible, but I doubt it'll happen. Who wants to go work for someone they used to manage? He can find another gig somewhere else. Looks like the Panthers need a new GM and that's probably the beginning of what'll probably be a list of several teams.
Re: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - juraitwaluzka - 01-09-2013 12:42 PM
I don't think it's a factor either way. TD is still the man, if Pioli is under him he's basically just hired help.
RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - AUTiger7222 - 01-09-2013 01:39 PM
This is what happens when you develop a good organization. Teams want your personnel guys and coaches.
RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - markdzul - 01-09-2013 01:48 PM
I was under the impression he was taking the year off??
Re: RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - juraitwaluzka - 01-09-2013 03:20 PM
One could argue that's exactly what he did this season
RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - Xanthri - 01-09-2013 04:09 PM
Hell they can hire me for a buck and I will give more useful input than Scott Pioli.....that guy is a coat tail rider.....he sucks
RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - Aftermath - 01-09-2013 06:25 PM
(01-09-2013 04:09 PM)Xanthri Wrote: Hell they can hire me for a buck and I will give more useful input than Scott Pioli.....that guy is a coat tail rider.....he sucks
RE: Scott Pioli in Atlanta? - Jesus - 01-09-2013 07:30 PM
Probably make us trade for Matt Cassel