Oakland Raiders Need To Wise Up or KC Chiefs Will Become a Dynasty

Mark Twain famously once said, "There's lies, damned lies, and then there's statistics."

You be the judge. I feel that way about numbers sometimes. But the more I look at what's brewing in KC, the more alarmed I am that no one else is noticing...

Scott Pioli (pictured). Romeo Crennel. Charlie Weis.

You know how many Super Bowl rings these guys have? Three. And they earned them all together while building the Patriots—Pioli as scout, Crennel as DC, and Weis as OC. All under the icy glare of HC Bill Belichick.

...and the draft twist here? I think we should be drafting for Kansas City.

The San Diego Chargers, bless them, are going dimly into the night. LT is fired. Norv Turner is probably next. Belichick protege Josh McDaniels, who looked like a genius (to me) for shipping off crybaby pick machine Jay Cutler, actually did some damage in the AFC West.

RB Moreno was a genius pick by Denver, too. But the hired gun approach of no names is a very Patriot thing to do—and Josh McDaniels succeeded, more or less. But he was not as sly as Belichick. Denver is a wild card.

I'm not going to give you any real analysis. You can laugh Weis out of Notre Dame and laugh Crennel out of Cleveland—but they earned three Super Bowl rings. I want you to read the numbers and see if a picture forms...

Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003, and 2004.

Scott Pioli did a '90s stint as OC and DC at Murray State (Kentucky) before transitioning to a personnel guru for the Ravens, Jets, and Browns. Belichick hired him in 2000. Pioli's strength is team-building.

Pioli left in 2008 with a 104-42 record in his Patriots role. Pioli is credited for the Tom Brady pick. He worked closely with Belichick in free agency signings. The list of superstar Pats is long.

On Pioli's watch: Tom Brady, Antwoine Harris, J.R Redmond (ASU!), Hakim Akbar, Richard Seymour, ...

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