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Published on 01/05/2012 at Thu Jan 05 12:27.
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Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Whether he's hired as head coach or not, Romeo Crennel won't be back as defensive coordinator in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

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.

  • Anonymous

    None of our assistant coaches will be Head Coaches next year… None of them. Even giving them a look seems far fetched to me.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot understand why teams wanted to interview McCoy.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking on SD firing coaches, Norv must really have some incriminating shit on Spanis to still have that job. What has he done to keep it.

  • Monty

    Put another way: The inmates are running the asylum in SD.

  • Dakota Fan

    I can see where you’re coming from, but someone along the way made everyone think that because you get hired as a coordinator in the NFL, you’ll automatically be a head coach some day. Plus the pickings are thin for head coaching candidates this year, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Allen or McCoy get a sniff from someone.

    The coordinator hiring of 2009 (McDumba$$, Spags, Haley, etc) should be fair warning to let a guy be a coordinator for a longer stretch of time with more teams before hiring him as HC. I know he tanked in Cleveland, but if I were KC, I’d hang onto Romeo tight. He’s not the best, but there aren’t many Mike McCarthy’s out there to go around this year.

  • Josh Temple

    I still think the Rams firing Spags was dumb.  That team had nothing on the roster to start with and he still had them playing competitive against better teams in the NFL.  All the Giants fans desperately want him back as their coordinator.  That tells you something.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I read that, I’m a Twitter follower.

  • Douglascourtier

    Kansas city will take spagnulo as defensive coordinator