Raiders Pluck From Broncos For Next Head Coach

We said a few weeks ago that it was a rare moment of continuity in the AFC West as three of the four teams weren't changing their head coach and the Kansas City Chiefs were simply promoting Romeo Crennel.

And then the Oakland Raiders had to go out and fire head coach Hue Jackson. New GM Reggie McKenzie has been on the market for a new coach and despite reports that he was likely to hire someone from Green Bay (where he came from), he has selected Dennis Allen as the Raiders new head coach.

Allen, 39, comes from Denver where he was most recently the Broncos defensive coordinator. He was with the Saints for five years before that as secondary coach and assistant defensive line. And from 2002-05 he was the Falcons assistant defensive line/quality control coach.

39 is pretty young for an NFL head coach. Allen's experience resides mostly on the defensive side of the ball so it'll be interesting to see how the offensive staff is constructed. (There's a great coordinator out there named Hue Jackson the Raiders should look at. A real go-getter.)

So the AFC West head coaches are set -- Romeo Crennel, Norv Turner, John Fox and Dennis Allen. Now's time for the most important question: Who are you taking in a fight? I got Romeo all day, without question.

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