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Kraft Not Happy Losing Pioli

From: Boston Herald

Patriots owner Robert Kraft made perfectly clear that he did not want to lose Scott Pioli. But with coach Bill Belichick being all things football in New England, there was little room at the top of the organization for Pioli. So after nine years with the Patriots, including the last seven as the club’s vice president/player personnel, Pioli accepted the position of general manager of the Chiefs, with Kraft’s blessing. “I had preferred he stay with us,” Kraft said in a telephone interview. “But at the same time, I realized he was ready to be the No. 1 football person in an organization, and he couldn’t be that here.

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