Blog by: George Thomas and Ron Ledgard
From and NBC news release: Longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli is joining Football Night in America, NBC’s NFL studio program and the most-watched regularly-scheduled studio program in sports. He will also appear regularly on Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports Network’s daily NFL program hosted by ProFootballTalk.com founder and NFL Insider Mike Florio.
Pioli, who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls as head of their player personnel department and who most recently served as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, will provide insight across both Football Night and Pro Football Talk into the workings of NFL teams’ front offices.
“Scott is an intelligent, articulate and well-respected NFL front office veteran, who brings a new element to our NFL coverage,” said Sam Flood, executive producer, NBC Sports & NBC Sports Network. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team. His front-office voice will complement those of our former head coach, former players, and NFL Insiders.”
Ultimately, if you look at Pioli's resume, there's little doubt that this represents a great hire for the Peacock Network.
We know this about him: he was instrumental in three New England Super Bowl wins with Bill Belichick, but couldn't resusicate the Kansas City Chiefs.
Scratch the surface and no one gets forever to rebuild a team. Expecations of fast turnarounds is the reality. Most people with Pioli's background might be considered crazy were they not to at least give television a shot.