Broncos deny Raiders from talking to Smith
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.
Go ahead and chuckle. After losing Dennis Allen, you deserve it. The serious part of this move, though, is that it tells you how much the Broncos value Richard Smith. Let's say Del Rio leaves after one year? Who do the Broncos turn to? I think we've got our answer. (h/t, RSH)