The two head-coaching hires in the AFC West this month -- Andy Reid in Kansas City and Mike McCoy in San Diego -- have been well received in league circles.
The Chiefs landed the prize of the available coaches with NFL experience in Reid. The Chargers scored Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who had serious interest from virtually every team with an opening.
Thus, it is not a surprise our AFC West poll this week was a close call. We asked readers which hire was the best. As of 6:15 p.m. ET, 53 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the Reid hire, while 47 percent backed the McCoy hire.
Both hires are strong and both coaches have a chance to succeed. I think the close vote represents the high expectations in both cities. Thanks to everyone who played along.