Lions To Interview Scott Pioli

Former exec and current NFL analyst Scott Pioli will interview for the Lions GM job next week, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Although Pioli has relocated from the front office to the broadcast booth, he offers 27 years of league experience with the Patriots, Chiefs, and Falcons.

[RELATED: Lions To Meet With Thomas Dimitroff]

Pioli’s last stop in Atlanta ended abruptly in the spring of 2019. He had been serving as an assistant GM and top lieutenant to GM Thomas Dimitroff before leaving on his own accord. At least, that was Pioli’s account. Prior to that, Pioli was the Chiefs’ general manager for four seasons. The multi-time Executive of the Year award-winner may have been looking to get back to running his own front office. It’s also possible that the Falcons were looking to shake things up before their full-on renovation that followed.

Interestingly, his former Atlanta boss will also be interviewing for the role. In addition to Dimitroff and Pioli, the Lions have former Texans GM Rick Smith and ESPN’s Louis Riddick on the docket.

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  1. alproof

    Mike Borgonzi from Chiefs’ front office. Haven’t we had enough of the Patriots? Nobody from that organization, despite the success, has any idea what he’s doing, because everything was run by that head coach & QB.

  2. alproof

    We need Mike Orgonzi from the Chiefs’ front office. Haven’t we had enough of the Patriots? Nobody from that organization, despite the success, has any idea what he’s doing, because everything was run by that head coach and QB.

  3. jay13

    The last 4 interviews, Pioli might be the best of the bunch. This fan hopes they say none of the above.

  4. Yep it is

    Good thing it gets cold in Detroit. Adding Pioli will keep the fans warm with his dumpster fire

  5. Ak185

    Pioli obviously comes from a different Patriots era than Quinn did, but moving from one Patriots exec to another (even if he is more accomplished) feels like moving sideways, does it not?

    Perhaps the Lions’ brass really does feel strongly about emulating New England-just with the notion that Quinn and Patricia were individually the wrong choices.

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