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Around the AFC West

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Denver: The Broncos will slowly adjust to the 3-4 defense.

My take: Denver has no choice but to take it slow. It doesn't have the personnel to run the 3-4 right now. It will try to get those players quickly, but this is not an overnight process. It will take time to get the players the team wants.

Kansas City: What if Troy Polamalu was taken by the Chiefs?

My take: The Chiefs could have had Polamalu and they clearly would be better off if they took him. This is a defense-changing player. Polamalu is a major reason why Pittsburgh has the dominant defense it has.

Oakland: Another report that Tom Cable is the guy in Oakland.

My take: Unless Al Davis stuns us all, Cable will be the coach. But the truth is, Davis has stunned us all in the past. So let's not take anything for granted.

San Diego: Rob Chudzinski is officially on the Chargers' coaching staff.

My take: This hiring is being lauded around the league. The former Cleveland offensive coordinator will be the assistant head coach and tight ends coach in San Diego. He will be a good right-hand man for Chargers coach Norv Turner and give the Chargers another solid offensive mind.