You pick it: AFC West storylines

February, 2, 2011
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Denver goes to 4-3 defense: Denver hired New Orleans defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, which is another indication that Denver will switch from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense. Like new Denver head coach John Fox, Allen has been coaching a 4-3 defense.

Oakland abandons zone-blocking scheme: Oakland hired former Denver offensive line coach Bob Wylie for the same job. Oakland is expected to move from the zone-blocking scheme employed by former coach Tom Cable and go to a power-blocking scheme that Wylie used in Denver last season.

Bailey replaces Asomugha in Hawaii: Denver cornerback Champ Bailey replaced Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha at the Pro Bowl because of a minor injury. It was Bailey’s 10th Pro Bowl in 12 seasons, which is a record for cornerbacks.

Choose your story of the week and hit my mailbag with your thoughts. I will post some of your responses later in the week.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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