Saturday, October 22, 2011
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Weekend mail call:
Cedric from Memphis, Tenn., wants to know if Josh McDaniels could be a fit for the Chiefs as head coach if Todd Haley is fired.
Bill Williamson: I think general manager Scott Pioli would consider hiring McDaniels — with whom he worked in New England — if Haley ends up being fired; he could even be a favorite. Had McDaniels not been hired in Denver before Pioli landed in Kansas City in 2009, the Chiefs would likely have gone with McDaniels. I think he’d have to be considered a candidate if there is an opening in Kansas City.
Isaac from Twin Falls, Idaho, wants to know if the Broncos could show interest in Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore in the draft next year.
BW: I think Moore is a second-round-type talent — though if he has a good offseason leading up to the draft, he could move into the first. But I think the Broncos might have a chance for Oklahoma’s Landry Jones or USC's Matt Barkley if they don’t win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes and if they don’t want to move forward with Tim Tebow. I don’t know if Moore is a fit at this point.
Henry from Fairbanks, Alaska, wants to know if I think there is added pressure on Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor since he was Al Davis’ final draft pick.
BW: I don’t think so. It’s interesting that he was Davis’ last pick, but I don’t think that will be Pryor’s legacy. He was indeed a Davis-like pick — Davis loved athletic players with fantastic measurables and that’s Pryor. Davis stuck to his scouting persona to the end.