Evening AFC West news and notes

January, 11, 2010
1/11/10
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The Denver Broncos could be on the verge of losing two longtime offensive assistants.

The Denver Post is reporting running backs coach Bobby Turner has been offered the associate head coach job in Washington. It would reunite Turner with former Denver head coach Mike Shanahan, who became the head coach in Washington last week. Turner was with Shanahan during his entire 14-year tenure in Denver.

Denver originally denied Turner permission to interview with Washington. But now that he has a promotion available, Turner looks like he could be on his way to Washington.
  • Denver offensive line coach Rick Dennison has an offer to join Houston as offensive coordinator. Dennison is considering the offer. I hear it will be an upset if Dennison turns it down.
  • There is a report that former Cleveland head coach Romeo Crennel is close to becoming the defensive coordinator in Kansas City. The Chiefs have not fired current defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
  • The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera turned down offers to interview for head-coaching jobs in Buffalo and Seattle. Rivera did the same thing last year when the Chargers were in the playoff hunt. With a lack of current opening in the NFL. Rivera may not be in the mix for head jobs if the Chargers take a long playoff ride. You have to admire his focus on his current job. So many assistants have their own future at the top of their priority list. Rivera’s priority is clearly his team’s playoff run.

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