AFC West: Clarence Shelmon

Chargers promote OC from within

January, 17, 2012
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The San Diego Chargers announced they have promoted offensive line coach Hal Hunter to offensive coordinator. He will still coach the offensive line. His promotion had been expected since former offensive coordinator Clarence Shelmon decided not to coach in 2012.

Hunter will assist coach Norv Turner. He runs the offense and calls the plays. Still, Turner is pleased to have Hunter’s help.

“Hal has been an important part of our offense since I’ve been here,” Turner said in a release. “He has a complete understanding of what we want to do in the run and the pass.”

Also, San Diego hired Steve Fairchild as senior offensive assistant/special assignments coach. He was recently fired as the head coach at Colorado State.

In other AFC West news:

San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding is confident he will be able to come back in 2012 after suffering a torn ACL in Week 1 last season.

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow calls the team’s decision to stick with him in 2012 is “nice.”

The Broncos are not bringing back strength coach Rick Tuten after 17 years with the team.

UDPATE: The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that former Carolina secondary coach Ron Meeks is interviewing for the same job in San Diego.

The Denver Post is reporting that Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie will interview Broncos’ assistants Mike McCoy and Dennis Allen in Denver on Wednesday.

McCoy out of mix in Jacksonville

January, 10, 2012
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Count Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy out of the mix for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head-coaching job.

The Jaguars hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on Tuesday night. McCoy was supposed to have an upcoming interview with the Jaguars. Denver is not out of the woods as far as losing coordinators, though — defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is expected to interview with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday.

In other AFC West news:

Freshly fired Raiders coach Hue Jackson gave his side of the story, saying it was Oakland owner Mark Davis who wanted to make him out and not new general manager Reggie McKenzie. That’s fine, but McKenzie was likely on board or he wouldn’t have taken the job.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports that longtime San Diego offensive assistant Clarence Shelmon is leaving coaching. Look for the Chargers to add another offensive coach to replace Shelmon.

In explaining his desire for a new stadium, Davis said Los Angeles is on the table as is “somewhere.” Davis made it clear he would move back to Los Angeles if the Raiders can't get a stadium built in Oakland. My take? It was simply a public warning shot to Oakland officials. I’m sure they are already aware of the situation.

Former Denver quarterback Jake Plummer wasn’t overly impressed with Tim Tebow’s effort against the Steelers. Prior to Sunday’s victory, Plummer was the last Denver quarterback to win a playoff game.

In a radio interview, Charles Barkley calls Tebow’s advancement in the playoffs a “national nightmare.”

AFC West coaching staffs

March, 16, 2011
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Thanks to ESPN Stats and Information’s Russell S. Baxter, here is a look at the complete coaching staffs of each AFC West team:

Denver: John Fox

Dennis Allen, defensive coordinator

Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator

Jeff Rodgers, special teams coordinator

Clancy Barone, tight ends

Keith Burns, assistant special teams

Brian Callahan, quality control/offense

Adam Gase, quarterbacks

Sam Garnes, assistant secondary

Justin Lovett, strength and conditioning assistant

Dave Magazu, offensive line

Ron Milus, secondary

Wayne Nunnely, defensive line

Jay Rodgers, quality control/defense

Greg Saporta, strength and conditioning assistant

Richard Smith, linebackers

Eric Studesville, running backs

Tyke Tolbert, wide receivers

Rich Tuten, strength and conditioning

Kansas City: Todd Haley

Romeo Crennel, defensive coordinator

Bill Muir, offensive coordinator/offensive line

Maurice Carthon, assistant head coach

Richie Anderson, wide receivers

Mike Clark, strength and conditioning

Gary Gibbs, linebackers

Steve Hoffman, special teams

Bernie Parmalee, tight ends

Pat Perles, assistant offensiveBe Line

Anthony Pleasant, defensive Line

Brent Salazar, assistant strength and conditioning

Nick Sirianni, offensive quality control

Otis Smith, defensive quality control

Emmitt Thomas, defensive backs

Adam Zimmer, defensive assistant/assistant linebackers

Jim Zorn, quarterbacks

Oakland: Hue Jackson

Al Saunders, offensive coordinator

Chuck Bresnahan, defensive coordinator

John Fassel, special teams coordinator

Greg Biekert, linebackers

Chuck Bresnahan, defensive coach

Willie Brown, squad development

Adam Henry, tight ends

Sanjay Lal, wide receivers

Brad Roll, strength and conditioning

Kevin Ross, assistant coach, safeties

Kelly Skipper, running backs

Mike Waufle, defensive line

Steve Wisniewski, assistant offensive line

Rod Woodson, assistant coach, cornerbacks

Bob Wylie, offensive line

San Diego: Norv Turner

Clarence Shelmon, offensive coordinator

Greg Manusky, defensive coordinator

Rich Bisaccia, special teams

Cris Dishman, assistant secondary

Steve Gera, coaches assistant

Hal Hunter, offensive line

Jeff Hurd, strength and conditioning

Don Johnson, defensive line

Charlie Joiner, wide receivers

Jason Michael, tight ends

John Pagano, linebackers

John Ramsdell, quarterbacks

Vernon Stephens, assistant strength and conditioning

Mike Sullivan, offensive line

Steve Wilks, assistant head coach-secondary

Greg Williams, assistant linebackers

Ollie Wilson, running backs

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