Thursday, January 15, 2009
AFC West news and notes
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
New Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli met with coach Herm Edwards on Thursday. A decision on Edwards' future is expected soon. If the team is indeed interested in Miami defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni, the interest makes sense. Pioli and Pasqualoni have ties dating back several years.
- Kansas City defensive backs coach David Gibbs is leaving the team to join Houston's staff in a similar role.
- The Oakland Tribune reports that interim Raiders coach Tom Cable is interviewing potential assistants, which is a strong indication he will be named the permanent coach. Still, the Raiders interviewed Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride on Thursday.
- Don't be surprised if Ed Donatell becomes the secondary coach in Denver. A former NFL defensive coordinator, Donatell was Denver's secondary coach during its Super Bowl run last decade.
- The word out of Oakland is that quality control coach John Fassel could be the team's new special-teams coach.
- Former Denver general manager Ted Sundquist interviewed in Atlanta for the Kansas City job before Pioli emerged as a candidate.