You pick it: AFC West storylines

The candidates are:

Chiefs bring back Thomas: Kansas City hired former Chiefs Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Emmitt Thomas to coach the defensive backs in 2010.

Martindale gets the nod in Denver: The Broncos promoted linebackers coach Don Martindale to replace Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator.

Chiefs don’t bring back Pendergast: The Chiefs gave some consideration to keeping replaced defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast as secondary coach. But Pendergast and the team parted ways.

Pick your story of the week and hit my mailbag with your thoughts. I will post some of your thoughts later in the week.