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Minority coaching candidates who deserve closer look in next NFL hiring cycle
Dec 14, 2021
Scott Pioli discusses just a slice of the innumerable minority coaching candidates around the NFL and college ranks ahead of the league's next hiring cycle, including Colts OC Marcus Brady and Steelers defensive assistant Teryl Austin.
Why Rodney Harrison deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Nov 23, 2021
Scott Pioli says former NFL safety Rodney Harrison deserves a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and his argument isn't based on his own biases. Harrison's career production is comparable to a number of HOFers, including one member of the Class of 2021.
Why is it so hard to repeat as Super Bowl champions? Two former New England Patriots explain
Feb 01, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs aim to become the first repeat Super Bowl champions since the New England Patriots in the 2003 and '04 seasons. Two members of those Pats -- former pass rusher Willie McGinest and executive Scott Pioli -- discuss the challenges of going back-to-back.
How NFL legends Deacon Jones and Jerry Rice put Mississippi Valley State on the map
Jan 26, 2021
No HBCU football series is complete without discussing Mississippi Valley State. Scott Pioli talks about the school's history and how Pro Football Hall of Famers Deacon Jones and Jerry Rice put Itta Bena on the map.
Why Richard Seymour deserves a place in Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021
Jan 18, 2021
After having a front-row seat for Richard Seymour's remarkable career, former NFL scout and executive Scott Pioli makes a case for why the third-time finalist deserves a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021.
How the Pittsburgh Steelers' progressive approach changed NFL scouting forever
Jan 05, 2021
The Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the more forward-thinking scouting departments in terms of diversity and inclusion in the 1960s and '70s. Scott Pioli discusses the profound impact this progressive approach had on players from HBCUs.
2021 NFL salary cap conundrum: Three major consequences of projected decrease
Dec 01, 2020
With the NFL salary cap expected to drop in 2021 due to the financial damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott Pioli identifies three major consequences of this unprecedented challenge for front offices across the league.
Meet Bobby Turner: The secret behind 49ers' run game
Oct 22, 2020
Bobby Turner has played an instrumental role in some of the most impressive rushing performances of the last 25 NFL seasons. Former personnel executive Scott Pioli draws from his experience as a colleague of Turner's to provide insight on why the 49ers' RBs coach has had so much success developing unheralded players into some of the biggest NFL stars, including Hall of Famer Terrell Davis.