Originally Posted by FearLanier
It is actually cheaper for Clark if he fire Pioli this year. He wouldn't be paying as much.
It's also much cheaper to cut Matt Cassel after this year, as well as Tyson Jackson.
If Pioli's contract is through 2013, they'd still have to pay him not to work. As for Cassel, you've already wasted the lion share of the $60m so who cares?
Here's the way I see it going down: Pioli stays on the payroll through 2013. He then releases Cassel and Cassel then gets re-signed by New England. Then in a bold and stunning stroke of genius, Bill Belichick trades Ryan Mallett to KC in exchange for Jamaal Charles and a 1st.