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Dimitroff, Pioli talk shop and reminisce

Dimitroff, Pioli talk shop and reminisce

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli go way back, more than 20 years. They got together on Thursday to talk shop and reminisce. Coincidentally, the Pro Football Talk cameras were rolling.  And I was eavesdropping.  While also
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  • Chiefs evaluating 'everything' with top pick

    Chiefs evaluating 'everything' with top pick

    The Kansas City Chiefs are still deciding what do with receiver Dwayne Bowe and left tackle Branden Albert and it could have an impact on how they use the No. 1 pick in April's draft.
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  • Getting Alex Smith may require trade

    Getting Alex Smith may require trade

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting it is highly unlikely the San Francisco 49ers will release quarterback Alex Smith. Thus, if the Kansas City Chiefs want him, they will likely have to trade for him. I’d think Smith would likely command a mid-round p
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  • San Diego notes: INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are random notes from the…

    San Diego notes: INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are random notes from the me…

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are random notes from the media sessions with new San Diego general manager Tom Telesco and coach Mike McCoy: McCoy said the team will adapt some zone-blocking philosophies, but will use whatever scheme best fits his talent on the o…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network comes to you live from Indy

    PFT on NBC Sports Network comes to you live from Indy

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The combine is underway and Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network is there to bring you everything you need to know from the Underwear Olympics. Mike Florio and former Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli are in Indianapolis and will speak with Falcons …
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  • New San Diego leaders support Mathews

    New San Diego leaders support Mathews

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- There is a new leadership in San Diego and it means a clean slate for Ryan Mathews. Many fans have wondered if the oft-injured, first-round pick in 2010 would be on his way out with the new regime coming in. General manager Tom Telesco c…
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  • Fox thinks Manning’s stronger, but Broncos line another issue

    Fox thinks Manning’s stronger, but Broncos line another issue

    Broncos head coach John Fox talked about how eager he was to see a healthier Peyton Manning next season, but keeping his quarterback that way might be more difficult given the current state of his offensive line. Four of the five projected starters on t…
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  • Broncos believe in Ronnie Hillman

    Broncos believe in Ronnie Hillman

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Lost in the Denver Broncos' disappointment of their playoff loss to Baltimore was the maturation of rookie running back Ronnie Hillman in the game. After Knowshon Moreno was injured, Hillman, a third-round pick, took over and rushed for …
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  • Johnny Patrick was a popular waiver-wire name

    Johnny Patrick was a popular waiver-wire name

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    For a recent third-round pick who couldn’t get on the field for the league’s all-time worst defense (as measured by yards allowed), cornerback Johnny Patrick was popular yesterday. After being released by the Saints, he was claimed off waivers by the
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  • Chiefs got horrible financial return on 'D'

    Chiefs got horrible financial return on 'D'

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to improve from a 2-14 record last year, they must get better production out of their defense. The Chiefs, who had four Pro Bowl players on defense, ranked 30th in the NFL on defense. However, according to this report…
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  • 2013 NFL combine: AFC West primer

    2013 NFL combine: AFC West primer

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL scouting combine starts Thursday. Let’s look at some key storylines that affect the AFC West: It starts with the Chiefs: The Chiefs have the No. 1 pick in the draft for the first time in the modern era. It’s been well documente
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  • Combine bumps chat: INDIANAPOLIS -- Because I am at the NFL com…

    Combine bumps chat: INDIANAPOLIS -- Because I am at the NFL combine a…

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Because I am at the NFL combine and the events schedule is often subject to change, we will not have our AFC West chat this week. Our regular chat will be back next Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. Please check back regularly for updates from the …
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  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock 03:46

    Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock

    Feb 21
    Mike Mayock and Scott Pioli join "NFL Total Access" to talk about the 2013 NFL Draft and the lack of top-end talent for the Kansas City Chiefs at the first overall pick.
  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock 03:46

    Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock

    Feb 21
    Mike Mayock and Scott Pioli join "NFL Total Access" to talk about the 2013 NFL Draft and the lack of top-end talent for the Kansas City Chiefs at the first overall pick.
  • Video - Andy Reid ready to spark Chiefs 06:56

    Andy Reid ready to spark Chiefs

    Feb 21
    Who does Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid want with the first pick in the draft? He discusses the Chiefs' plans and also explains what he expects out of his quarterback.
  • Video - San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy speaks at NFL Scouting Combine 10:20

    San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy speaks at NFL Scouting Combine

    Feb 21
    San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy speaks to media at the NFL Scouting Combine about what the team is looking for to get better in the 2013 season.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
  • NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, more

    Feb 21
    Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.