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NFL is long overdue for a woman in a general manager role
Oct 24, 2023
Scott Pioli is routinely asked the question: When do you think there will be a woman in a general manager role? The five-time NFL Executive of the Year explains why the league is long overdue for a woman in that influential position.
Why Jets are right to stick with Zach Wilson as new QB1 after losing Aaron Rodgers
Sep 15, 2023
Scott Pioli has been in a situation similar to what the Jets are facing three times during his career as an NFL executive. He explains why sticking with Zach Wilson after losing Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 is the right move.
Kansas City Chiefs uniquely suited to continue dynasty in 2023 NFL season
Sep 03, 2023
The Kansas City Chiefs are amid a dynastic stretch in which they have made three Super Bowl appearances in four seasons, winning two Lombardi Trophies. Former NFL executive Scott Pioli reflects on his time in New England during the early 2000s and reveals four reasons why K.C.'s uniquely suited to keep rolling.
Former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome should be first person inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame TWICE
Aug 01, 2023
Ozzie Newsome already has a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- for his playing career. Scott Pioli says Newsome deserves a second induction for his trailblazing tenure as the Baltimore Ravens' general manager -- an honor that would make him the first two-time inductee in HOF history.
NFL Votes continuing league-wide voter education, registration, activism during 2022 midterm elections
Oct 14, 2022
NFL Network analyst and longtime personnel executive Scott Pioli discusses NFL Votes' continued commitment to election support during 2022 midterms. He also spotlights a new initiative, Vet the Vote, that is recruiting new poll workers.
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.
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.