Posted Thu Jan 5th by Monty
The Denver Broncos had gone through five defensive coordinators in five seasons heading into the 2011 season. It’s sweet schadenfreude seeing the rest of the AFC West going through these growing pains for a change.
The San Diego Chargers relieved defensive coordinator Greg Manusky of his duties today, Norv Turner announced. Manusky inherited the NFL’s top-ranked defense in 2010 from Ron Rivera, who was hired as head coach for the Carolina Panthers, but the Chargers defense fell to 16th in league rankings in 2011.
According to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union Tribune, the players “overwhelmingly wanted Manusky gone.”
Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders are heavily expected to fire defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan any day now, and the situation with Romeo Crennel in Kansas City pretty much makes it impossible for Crennel to be retained in a defensive coordinator capacity.
Manusky and Bresnahan (assuming the reports turn true) lasted a year, Crennel two. Karma’s a five-letter word, ain’t it?
And now we hope the Broncos’ Dennis Allen stays off teams’ head coaching radars this offseason. An extended trip into the playoffs, limiting interview availability, could certainly aid that.