The AFC West is considering going Green … Bay.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kansas City is interviewing Packers’ offensive coordinator Joe Philbin for its head-coaching job and the Raiders are interviewing Packers’ executive Reggie McKenzie for their general manager job.
Schefter reports the Chiefs have interviewed several candidates, and Philbin is the latest. Still, it would be a surprise if interim coach Romeo Crennel isn’t given the permanent job.
McKenzie has long been considered the favorite to take over as the Raiders’ top football decision maker after the death of owner Al Davis. So, the fact this process has started it not surprising, I think the Raiders may move quickly to try to get McKenzie in place.
In other AFC West nuggets:
— Denver football czar and hall of fame quarterback John Elway has some easy advice for struggling Denver quarterback Tim Tebow as he stumbles into a wild-card game against Pittsburgh on Sunday: Pull the trigger. It’s right on the money. Tebow has been tentative and unsure of himself in the past two games.
— An ESPN Insider piece looks at the most productive players based on 2011 salaries. There are a couple of AFC West connections.
— Another Insider piece looks at the most underrated players in the NFL, and the AFC West is well represented again.