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Around the AFC West with SB Nation

News and notes from around SB Nation on the Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders.

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The Arizona Cardinals take on the AFC West in 2018 and they are one of the most intriguing divisions in the NFL.

With that, we will be taking a look at what is going on within the team and division every couple of weeks, so let’s get to it.

Los Angeles Chargers via Bolts from the Blues

What if the Chargers Never Cut Josh Lambo? - Bolts From The Blue
In a season marred by woes in the kicking game, could they have been avoided altogether?

What IF Eli Manning Didn’t Refuse to Play for San Diego? - Bolts From The Blue
We’re turning back the clock and exploring an alternate dimension where Manning wore powder blues

Chargers EDGE Duo Leaves Little Time for Opposing QBs, via PFF - Bolts From The Blue
Quarterbacks going against the Bolts better not blink.

The Battle for Los Angeles: How the Rams and Chargers Compare - Bolts From The Blue
The upstart Rams had a tremendous 2017 season, but have the Chargers closed the gap?

Bolts from the Blue is hiring a deputy manager to help cover the Chargers - Bolts From The Blue
Come help us cover the Chargers!

Denver Broncos via Mile High Report

Denver Broncos Paxton Lynch is thriving under Case Keenum’s mentoring - Mile High Report
There may be hope for Paxton Lynch yet as he has really taken a liking to what Case Keenum has brought to the position since being signed by the Denver Broncos.

Andy Janovich could find more opportunities to contribute this season - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos should find more ways to use Andy Janovich this season.

Will the Denver Broncos offense be run focused in 2018? - Mile High Report
Good morning Broncos Country!

Josey Jewell will bring leadership and tenacity to the Denver Broncos’ defense - Mile High Report
Josey Jewell made a lot of incredible plays for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Expect that trend to continue as he begins his NFL journey with the Denver Broncos.

Running back position will be Denver Broncos biggest roster decision - Mile High Report
According to ESPN, the biggest roster decision for the Denver Broncos is sorting through the backfield.

Denver Broncos are clearly better now than they were last season - Mile High Report
That’s Good Broncos gives his take on the Denver Broncos and what they’ve done to get better in 2018.

Kansas City Chiefs via Arrowhead Pride

KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is leaning into the hype - Arrowhead Pride
Mahomes sees what’s being said nationally, but that’s not affecting his work ethic

Building the offense for Patrick Mahomes: condensed formations - Arrowhead Pride
The very latest in Kent Swanson’s Mahomes series

Why has Patrick Mahomes created a “mania” in the city among KC Chiefs fans? - Arrowhead Pride
Our own Kent Swanson joined The Day Shift on 610 Sports Radio Monday morning to discuss.

KC Chiefs News: Chiefs break top 10 in Pro Football Focus’ pass-blocking efficiency - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Tuesday, June 19

Former KC Chiefs OC Matt Nagy: Mahomes is going to have a great career - Arrowhead Pride
The former Chiefs offensive coordinator and current Chicago Bears head coach joined Fescoe in the Morning on Tuesday

Could the Kansas City Chiefs really have a top-five receiving corps this year? - Arrowhead Pride
NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks says yes. What do you think?

What do the Kansas City Chiefs have in LB Reggie Ragland? - Arrowhead Pride
The latest in Matt Lane’s Pro Scouting Series reviews the Chiefs’ inside linebacker.

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins in 2018: Pro Bowler or bust? - Arrowhead Pride
It’s either one or the other this year for the fifth-year wide receiver.

Oakland Raiders via Silver and Black Pride

Tom Cable happy to be back ‘home’ in Oakland, had ‘unfinished business’ with Raiders - Silver And Black Pride
Tom Cable has quite a history with the Raiders prior to re-joining the team as offensive line coach this offseason. Back in 2010, he was the head coach that ended the losing season streak for the...

Raiders coaches and teammates give Kolton Miller high marks through offseason practices - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders 2018 first round pick has impressed his new coaches and teammates.

Maurice Hurst to be Khalil Mack’s biggest on-field help in turning Raiders defense around in 2018 - Silver And Black Pride
How Maurice Hurst is a 5th-round steal that will help Khalil Mack the most in turning the Oakland Raiders’ defense around.

Raiders DE Khalil Mack name called way too soon in NFL Top 100 countdown at 16 - Silver And Black Pride
Few positions are at more of a premium in the NFL than pass rusher. And there isn’t a single pass rusher who can claim to be better than Khalil Mack. And yet, the NFL Top 100 each year doesn’t...

What condition Raiders position is in ahead of training camp: Quarterback - Silver And Black Pride
We check on each Raiders position to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical.

Months after signing 10-year deal with Raiders, Jon Gruden comically among top ten odds to be first head coach fired - Silver And Black Pride
I’m sorry, what?

What condition Raiders position is in ahead of training camp: Running back - Silver And Black Pride
We check on each Raiders position to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical.

What condition Raiders position is in ahead of training camp: Wide receiver - Silver And Black Pride
We check on each Raiders position to give it a condition of either Strong, Stable, Unstable, Serious, or Critical.