Peyton Manning is iiving in Mike Shanahans old house in Denver. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI
Thanks for checking out these AFC West news and notes for the week of June 14th 2012. I will cover what is going on with each team in the division with my take on any situations happening. As always feel free to leave a comment below and happy Father’s Day everyone!
Denver Broncos News and Notes
Peyton Manning has found an interesting place to live at while in Denver. Manning is staying at the mansion of former Bronco coach Mike Shanahan. Peyton Manning has looked well in workouts but admitted he is not ready yet for games.
I really feel the Broncos expect Peyton Manning to be healthy in time for the season or they would have spent some effort on getting a solid backup. For their sake they better hope Peyton Manning can play the full season.
Kansas City Chiefs News and Notes
Chief’s backup tight end Martin Rucker will miss the season after going on injured reserve with a knee injury. New tight end Kevin Boss managed to talk some smack about his old team the Raiders. Boss said he is now on the “Better side of the rivalry”
Brian Banks the former high school star who spent five years in prison after falsely being accused of rape had a workout with the Chiefs recently. The Chargers are also said to be interested in him. You can help but hope he catches on with a team at least as a practice squad player.
Oakland Raiders News and Notes
The Raiders plan to use the tight end more this year with the move to a West Coast offense under new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp. The West Coast offense stresses short passes to the tight ends and backs. I bet they may miss Kevin Boss who went to the Chiefs.
I am still not convinced that this is the best offense for Carson Palmer who lacks the mobility needed for it. I have always felt you mold your offense around the talent you have.
San Diego Chargers News and Notes
With the signing of former Miami Dolphin running back Ronnie Brown, the Chargers are playing around with the “Wildcat” formation. Brown helped make that more than just a fad for the Dolphins a few years ago.
I am not sure how much the team will use the offense if any but it gives defenses something else to prepare for. Just hope that Phillip Rivers don’t get creamed trying to throw a block from this formation.