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KANSAS CITY, Mo. http://www.nbdealsuk.biz/new-balance-890-ms-45.html . -- The worn-out notebook with the blue cover that Scott Pioli drags out of pile of paperwork on his desk is from 1994. The handwriting inside of it, mostly scouting reports on college players from a bygone era, is tiny and deliberate. Its the few pages toward the front, though, that are the most interesting. Thats where the current Chiefs general manager, back then a young front-office assistant for the Cleveland Browns, has given himself a withering self-assessment -- several pages of improvements that hes made over time, and things he could be doing better going forward. Its not unlike the scathing critique Pioli has been putting himself through this week. The Chiefs are mired in 1-5 rut to start the season, and most of the blame for it has fallen on Pioli, the disciple of Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick who has struggled to endear himself to increasingly hostile Kansas City fans weary of losing. "Clearly there are things we need to fix, things we need to change, things we need to improve upon," Pioli said during an interview with The Associated Press, "and it starts with me." The Chiefs havent just been losing, theyve been getting blown out. Four of their five losses have been by two touchdowns, and their lone victory required a franchise-record comeback. Theyre off this week before facing Oakland on Oct. 28. "Were all frustrated," Pioli said Wednesday, sitting in his office overlooking the Chiefs practice fields. "Its not what any of us came out of the gate expecting." Naturally, its made Piolis job status the topic du jour. Pioli said hes not concerned about his future with the organization, even after a group of fans paid for a banner to fly over Arrowhead Stadium calling for him to be fired. Pioli said the biting criticism comes with the job, and that he deserves most of whats coming his way. "Everyone has to do their job better in this thing, starting with me," he said. "Im in charge of the football operation and there are things we need to get fixed." What are they, exactly? "Im not going to get into specifics," he said. "I mean, its on display every Sunday." The job done by coach Romeo Crennel, the porous defence, the lousy quarterback play, the lack of impact players, shallow depth across the board -- all of it appears to be fair game. Pioli admitted changes are necessary, though he said "getting into the specifics publicly is not in anybodys best interest right now." The former NFL executive of the year did say he remains confident in Crennel, who has appeared to struggle as he juggles duties as the teams defensive co-ordinator. Pioli didnt sound nearly as confident in his quarterback situation. One of his first significant moves in 2009 was trading for Matt Cassel, whod been impressive as a fill-in for injured Patriots starter Tom Brady. Pioli proceeded to sign Cassel to a six-year, $63 million deal -- one that has tightly tied the GM to the starting quarterback. Cassel has struggled mightily the past two seasons, and could lose his job to backup Brady Quinn next week against Oakland. Cassel is expected to be available after sustaining a concussion in a game against Baltimore, but Crennel said the starting spot is open competition. "Theres a lot of issues," Pioli admitted, "and that position is one of them." Pioli went on to say its not the only issue, even though in a league increasingly dependent on consistent quarterback play it may be most critical. Pioli has been reluctant to use early draft choices on a quarterback, and the Chiefs havent selected one in the first round since 1983. Pioli admitted that hes made other mistakes in four years on the scene, though he refused to discuss any of them in detail. He did say that they encompass all facets of his job. "Theyre in compartments, you know what I mean? There are mistakes Ive made in terms of not understanding well enough the role of the general manager in Kansas City from a public standpoint. Ive made some personnel-decision mistakes," he said. "Theres been a lot of mistakes." Pressed again on whether that has put his job in jeopardy, Pioli slowly shook his head and said, "This isnt about me. This is about me doing my job." "Do you know how many people are counting on me to do my job, and do my job well?" he asked. "Im talking about coaches, coaches families, employees and their families, and all the fans, people who are emotionally and financially invested in this thing. I dont have time to worry about me. I have to concern myself with fixing the team and making the team better. Thats the job." Pioli said he hears what people outside the organization are saying, dissatisfied fans who pay for season tickets and the media that dissects every play. Its impossible not to hear it in Kansas City, where the Chiefs have been woven into the fabric of the community for decades. Pioli also understands that the discontent has festered for years. The Chiefs havent won a playoff game since 1993, and are heading toward their fifth losing season in six years. Thats why he brought in that ragged, old notebook to show his players recently. Perhaps its time for everyone in the organization to take a moment for introspection, just like Pioli did all those years ago in Cleveland, and just like hes been doing this week. "All you can be concerned about is the task at hand," Pioli said. "Right now the task at hand isnt my job. This isnt about me, you know what I mean? Thats one of the things Ive promised myself. You do the best you can, suck it up, tough it out, work as hard as you can, and then things will take care of themselves, however theyre meant to be." http://www.nbdealsuk.biz/kids-new-balance-white-pink-880v4little-kid-big-kid-fi-13.html . After 19 years and a record 325 races in F1, the 39-year-old Barrichello announced Thursday he has joined KV Racing Technology on a one-year contract. He will make his IndyCar debut at the season opener on March 25 in St. http://www.nbdealsuk.biz/new-balance-m890v4-mens-womens-gs-shoes-red-yellow-mq-7.html . Toronto is nine points out of the Easts final playoff spot with just eight games left on its schedule and appears headed for its seventh straight year without a postseason. http://www.nbdealsuk.biz/ .C. -- Trey Burke scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz snapped the Charlotte Bobcats three-game winning streak with an 88-85 victory Saturday night.MILWAUKEE - The sellout crowd gave star rookie Jabari Parker the biggest pregame cheers. Veteran guard O.J. Mayo ended up having the biggest night.Under new ownership, the new-look Milwaukee Bucks got off to a good start in coach Jason Kidds sideline debut at the Bradley Center.Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bucks pulled away with an 11-0 run over the final 8:21 in a 93-81 win Friday night over the Philadelphia 76ers in their home opener.Being a young team and playing through it and finding a way to grind a win out — thats what good teams have to do in this league, so were going in the right direction, Kidd said.Parker finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Fellow 19-year-old forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the teams other teen cornerstone, had eight points and six boards.But it was the 26-year-old Mayo — a grizzled veteran by Bucks standards — who got the offence going down the stretch.Mayos 3 with 5:10 left put Milwaukee up 88-81. The veteran guard sparked a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter with another 3.After a subpar 2013-14 season, when Mayo was sidelined in part by a viral infection, the 6-foot-5 guard is averaging 21 points a game this young season.Its trusting one another out there and doing everything with energy and effort, Mayo said. Energy and effort will help us out a lot.Rookie Nerlens Noel had 14 points and 10 boards for Philadelphia.Hollis Thompsons 3 with 8:21 left got Philadelphia to within 82-81, a five-point swing for the Sixers after the Bucks Jared Bayless blew a wide-open layup on the other end.It turned out to be Philadelphias last bucket. The 76ers missed their last 14 shots.Coach Brett Brown said his team is looking for a go-to player late in games.Some of that is just evolving to try to find some specific things. I think we can put Nerlens (Noel) in some better spots. I think after that its got to be done by a collective effort, Brown said.The Sixers were also outrebounded 55-42. Larry Sanders grabbed 15 boards for Miilwaukee. http://www.nbdealsuk.biz/new-balance-1400-gj-96/new-balance-1400-mens-km-57.html. TIP-INS76ers: Before the game, Philadelphia exercised the third-year options for Noel and injured guard Michael Carter-Williams, last seasons NBA Rookie of the Year. The Sixers also exercised the fourth-year option for guard Tony Wroten. .... Carter-Williams is expected back in a couple weeks from a right shoulder injury. Coach Brett Brown said he could use 11 players upon Carter-Williams return.Bucks: The team broke off contract extension talks with guard Brandon Knight, who is in the final year of the four-year deal he received after being drafted in the first round by Detroit in 2011. Knight would enter restricted free agency after this season. ... The hometown fans gasped after Sanders nearly tossed in an open layup into his own bucket off a jump ball with 6:14 left in the fourth quarter. Sanders smiled as he jogged up the court.UP NEXT76ers: Host Heat in home opener on Saturday.Bucks: Visit Wizards on Saturday.KNOCKED OUTK.J. McDaniels had 12 off the bench for Philadelphia on 5-of-7 shooting in 13 minutes before getting sidelined by what he said was an injury near his right hip. McDaniels, who is scheduled to see the doctor on Saturday, said he thought he may have been hit with an elbow or knee.I played through it and it just got worse. It was severe, he said.CUT OFFKnight added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but answered questions mostly about the end of contract talks after the game.It is unfortunate. I definitely wanted to get it done. I love the organization. I love the coaching staff so far, and the players are like my brothers. It is unfortunate that it didnt happen, but I wont be worried about it throughout the year, Knight said.GAME BALLThe game also represented the first home contest for new owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens since the New York investment firm executives bought the team in the spring. The Bucks handed the new owners the game ball in the postgame celebration.___Follow Genaro Armas at http://twitter.com/GArmasAP cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys Andres Correa Jersey ' ' '

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