Fans have started to petition the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) calling for running back Larry Johnson to be stopped from achieving the all time team rushing record. The Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1998 were consistent and well coached by Marty Schottenheimer. Naturally, the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs Carl Peterson decided to relieve Marty Schottenheimer of coaching duties for consistently fielding quality teams that successfully completed NFL seasons. Since the 1998 season the Kansas City Chiefs have had four winning seasons and six losing seasons. Somehow former general manager Carl Peterson thought it was a good idea to replace Marty Schottenheimer after eight winning seasons and two losing seasons. Some of the Kansas City Chief fans miss the winning days of “Marty Ball.”
In the era after Marty Schottenheimer, maybe Scott Pioli should consider taking some time to actually attempt to perform the general manager function for the Kansas City Chiefs. Recruiting players that compete and care about Kansas City would be a good start. Given the salaries being paid finding qualified candidates that care should not be a problem. For a general manager in the NFL accepting the paycheck is not enough in a league based on absolute parity. Any NFL team not bothering to go eight and eight simply demonstrates poor decision making. For the salary paid Scott Pioli an entire team of younger qualified managers could be hired to improve decision making.