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Monday, February 9, 2009
Around the AFC West

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Denver

Brandon Marshall didn't get to do his show.

My take: Marshall had planned an elaborate touchdown celebration had he scored in the Pro Bowl. He had four chances but was unable to finish the deal. After catching more than 200 passes in the past two seasons combined, I get the feeling Marshall will have plenty of opportunities in the future to celebrate in the Pro Bowl.

Kansas City

Tony Gonzalez continues to give Chiefs fans hope.

My take: Gonzalez is always available to talk about his feelings about the Chiefs and it is clear he is torn. He wants to win now, but he also doesn't want to leave Kansas City. If Gonzalez can be convinced that the Chiefs can contend, I think he'll stay.

Oakland

A look at the Raiders' free agents.

My take: While the big names on Oakland's free agency list are cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler, players such as safety Michael Huff and receiver Ronald Curry could also be on their way out.

San Diego

Norv Turner has a new right-hand man.

My take: Turner's decision to bring back former assistant Rob Chudzinski was a good one. He is the team's tight ends coach and assistant head coach. He is a good offensive mind, will be a good sounding board and offer a checks and balance for Turner during games.