AFC West: Josh McDaniel

Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton says Broncos fans are just as passionate as any other fan base. Orton also says working with new head coach Josh McDaniels has been great and that it's been a learning process for both the coach and quarterback.

Posted by's Bill Williamson

We had three major stories in the AFC West this week for our "you pick it" this week.

You choose which one was the bigger story and tell us why. The guidelines are simple. Hit my mailbag with your choice. I will post some of your responses later in the week.

Here are the choices:

Chargers bow out: The San Diego Chargers' roller coaster season ended in the AFC divisional playoffs Sunday with a 35-24 loss at Pittsburgh. The loss snapped a five-game win streak for San Diego which became the first 4-8 team ever to make the playoffs.

Broncos replace Shanahan with a youngster: Denver hired New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to be its new head coach 12 days after its shocking firing of Mike Shanahan. Shanahan had ruled the roost in Denver for 14 years. McDaniels is 32 and is the youngest coach in the NFL.

Chiefs hire Pioli: The Chiefs scored the most sought after general manager candidate in New England executive Scott Pioli. Many around the league believe the move makes the Chiefs relevant again.

Posted by's Bill Williamson

With the games involving AFC West teams now over, we're moving our attention to the offseason.

Nearly two weeks after rocking the NFL by firing Mike Shanahan, the Broncos have hired his replacement in 32-year-old New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Here's our sound off question: Did Denver make the right decision in hiring the young offensive mind?

Is McDaniels too young? Was he a byproduct of Bill Belichick's system? Will this move reignite the Broncos?

Hit my mailbag and let me know what you think? I will post some of your responses later in the week.