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Broncos Part Ways With Defensive Coordinator

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The Denver Broncos have parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com. Glazer reports the decision was mutual.

There are a few interesting things about this decision.

First, why the heck would the Broncos allow this to happen when Nolan brought their scoring defense from 30th in 2008 to 11th in 2009?

Second, this adds credence to the reports that the Broncos were sniffing around Romeo Crennel last month. Multiple folks said the Broncos were one of the teams in the Crennel derby.

Third, another former Patriots coordinator could be moving to the AFC West. The obvious link here is between Josh McDaniels and Dean Pees, who was the Patriots defensive coordinator until last week.

Interesting stuff here and, if you ask me, a good move by the Broncos.

Of course that's coming from a Chiefs fan. Who the heck wants a top 11 defense anyway?

(H/T Nick Britt)