Posted Mon Jan 30th by Monty
A week ago, the Denver Broncos played nice. They allowed their division rival, the Oakland Raiders, to interview their defensive coordinator and ultimately hire him away.
The nice play is over in the AFC West. It didn’t last long.
When Dennis Allen was hired to be the Oakland Raiders’ head coach last week, his former boss John Fox wished Allen well. And, now, Allen is on his own.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos have denied the Raiders permission to speak to linebackers coach Richard Smith for the Oakland defensive job.
No, the Broncos defense won’t be entirely fleeced by the Raiders this offseason — and if Jack Del Rio does end up elsewhere in a year, the Broncos have made sure they have a prime candidate for his replacement still in-house.