Scott Pioli not ready to panic after 0-2 start

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli doesn’t seem too worried even though his team has started off the season with two straight losses.

“If any one of us knew what the answer was, we wouldn’t be sitting where we’re sitting right now,” Pioli said, via the Kansas City Star. “But I also don’t think it’s the end of the world. We have 14 games left. We’re certainly digging a hole but it’s not something we can’t get out of. Everyone within the organization is disappointed in the results so far. We’re all surprised because I don’t think any one of us went into the season thinking we would be 0-2. I don’t think any of us anticipated that.

“(He expects the Chiefs) to improve, get better and start winning some games in whatever order that is. Those are my expectations, but I want to be clear those are mine and our expectations. I think those are the players’ expectations, the coaching staff, the fan base. Our expectations at the beginning of this year were that we were going to be winning games. Right now, we haven’t done that. (But) we’re two games into a 16-game season.”

Pioli has a point, but with opposing offenses doing whatever they please against the Chiefs’ defense, things don’t look like they can be turned around over night.  It also looks like quarterback Matt Cassel isn’t the long-term answer for them.

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