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Monday, January 9, 2012
Report: Rams to talk to Denver DC

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

This is what happens when you make a little postseason noise: Some of your top assistant coaches may get lured away.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that St. Louis will interview Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen on Thursday. Denver plays at New England in the divisional round of the playoffs Saturday. Jacksonville is planning to interview Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. It is too early to consider either Allen or McCoy prime candidates in either city.

Allen’s candidacy may be fluid since the Rams are battling Miami for Jeff Fisher's services. Still, Allen deserves the interest. The Broncos were the No. 32 defense in the NFL in 2010 but has been much improved this season and the unit is a big reason why the Broncos are still alive in the postseason.

In other AFC West news:

ESPN Stats & Information broke down why the Tim Tebow-Demaryius Thomas 80-yard pass play on the first play of overtime to beat Pittsburgh worked.

Former Kansas City coach Todd Haley spoke of his time with the team in a radio interview. He was fired last month.