15 Jan 2012
Believe it or not, NFL front office executives may be paranoid, like to hire their own people, and can be overly detail-intensive even over ancillary things. When you're winning, this is called "commitment to excellent in all phases" and "perfectionist." When you're not, you're a "petty tyrant" and get compared to Captain Queeg (though not in this article).
Seriously, though, this is an interesting article about how Scott Pioli has changed the culture of the Kansas City Chiefs into a more stereotypically Patriots-like organization. Some degree of change was inevitable and healthy after the extended Carl Peterson regime, and some of it is, well, things like requiring people not associated with football operations to lower their window shades when the team is practicing.
40 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2012, 4:06pm by tuluse
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?