Asamoah, Jackson, Schwartz leave for other teams

Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) and defensive end Mike DeVito (70) tackle Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There’s a reunion in Atlanta, as guard Jon Asamoah and defensive end Tyson Jackson get to see a familiar face in Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli. As the Chiefs general manager from 2009-12, Pioli drafted Jackson in 2009 and Asamoah in 2010. Asamoah agreed to a five-year deal on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Financial terms were not disclosed,...

Falcons hire Pioli as assistant general manager

Sept. 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Then-Chiefs GM Scott Pioli talks with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff during pregame warmup at Arrowhead Stadium. The Falcons won 40-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
In a league of second chances, former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli found his. The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday announced the hiring of Pioli as an assistant general manager. He will answer to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Sept. 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Then-Chiefs GM Scott Pioli talks with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff during pregame warmup at Arrowhead Stadium. The Falcons won 40-24....

‘Save Our Chiefs’ founders reflect on past year

Jan 3, 2014; Indianapolis; Marty McDonald (left) and Eric Granell (right), co-founders of "Save our Chiefs" at the Tilted Kilt.
INDIANAPOLIS – Like a scene from “The Godfather,” people came over to shake hands with the two men sitting in the corner table at the Tilted Kilt the night before the Chiefs squared off against the Colts. On the surface, Marty McDonald and Eric Granell weren’t much different than their visitors adorned in red. Both men wore Chiefs gear to show allegiance to their favorite team. Jan 3, 2014;...

Curran misses mark on Pioli

December 02, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt and general manager Scott Pioli watch the team warmup before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Sunday morning post may have flown under the radar for a lot of Midwesterners. “Pioli’s imprint all over the Pro Bowl” starts off innocently enough, as Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet points out former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli had a key role with Kansas City’s current Pro Bowl selectees. December 02, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt and...

Chiefs 2013 season better than expected

Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown I’m happy, Kansas City made the playoffs, but what did I expect most from the 2013 season? The results of both John Dorsey and Andy Reid season one have been great, hard to be upset with their first steps. A plan, that’s what I absolutely had to have from John Dorsey and Andy Reid. I wanted more wins, obviously, but +9 more victories? That definitely wasn’t guaranteed....

Dontari Poe: “I Feel Like Once I’m in the Game I’m Not Coming Out.”

Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown Twitter: @chiefconcerns58 Think back to when nose tackle Dontari Poe was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Fans weren’t jumping up and down, quite the opposite, the majority didn’t like the pick, didn’t think Poe would amount to much and that Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli had lost it. The mainstream wanted...

Pulse of the Fanbase: Just Enjoy This, Kansas City

 Chief Concerns: Mike Settle We’ve all seen it. You have Facebook. Twitter. Whatever it is, you’ve seen these suddenly random Chiefs fans come out of the shadows with something as simple as “Go Chiefs”. A comment you’ve never seen before from that person. Maybe you didn’t even know they followed football. Or do they? Yes, I’m talking about the fair weather...

Dontari Poe: “It’s a Band of Brothers.”

Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown Twitter: @chiefconcerns58 As Mitch Holthus Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs introduced Dontari Poe (age 23) the Chiefs’ crowd erupted, cheering, and shouting for the man that has 4.5 sacks this season, Poe’s been a big part of the defenses success. Poe has come very far, proving doubters wrong, and showing that former coach Romeo Crennel was right to place trust...

From Shame to Fame, the Kansas City Chiefs

Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown Twitter: @chiefconcerns58 Do you remember that feeling, the dagger of disgust buried deep in the chest of most Chiefs fans? Do you recall how bad it got last year between fans? The family was split, things were said, and hurt feelings between fans and how they felt about the Kansas City Chiefs resulted. That happens in families. There was the purest, the traditionalist,...

Justin Houston: The Enforcer

“Justin Houston is an animal. He is an absolute animal. Anyone who thinks that he can be stopped is either a ignorant or just plain dumb.” This was a twitter message sent to me by one of my followers. This right here should show you how impressed Chiefs fans are with Justin Houston. As his career has progressed, we have seen Houston emerge into one of the most dangerous outside linebackers in...