When John Fox assembled his first staff of coaches with the Broncos, he said he liked "their abilities and what they could do to help make us successful."

Two years later, two other teams in the AFC West have agreed, checkbooks in hand, with that assessment.

After the 2011 season, Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen became head coach of the Oakland Raiders. This month, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy became head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

The only AFC West holdout in the raid on Fox's coaching staff has been the Kansas City Chiefs, whose new head coach is Andy Reid.

"It is a little bit odd that both of us, Mike and I, left for teams in the division," Allen said at the Senior Bowl. "I guess it's like Mike and I are brothers and Foxy's the big dad. And now we're all trying to beat Dad."

The AFC West's new look is an example of how quickly things change in the NFL. When Fox was hired by the Broncos in 2011, they were the team in turmoil. The Broncos were coming off a 4-12 season in 2010 that featured a Spygate scandal and the firing of Josh McDaniels with four games left in the season. The Chargers had won four division titles in a five-year span and the Chiefs were fresh off a 13-3 season.

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