Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Whisenhunt Will Be A Hot Commodity


Ken Whisenhunt has helped resurrect the San Diego Chargers offense this season. Remember how bad the offense looked last season and look at where we are right now. It took some time to get to the spot that we are in now, but just think about where we came from.

Just last season, there was fear that Philip Rivers was lost and could never be found again. Antonio Gates was over the hill. Ryan Mathews was a broken, fumbling China doll.

What a new story we have this season. Philip Rivers is at the top of the food chain. Ryan Mathews is an asset on offense and Antonio Gates is having another Pro Bowl type season. Ken Whisenhunt is going to benefit from all of that success this offseason.

Teams that are hunting for a new head coach will be looking at Whisenhunt’s direction. Whiz has only been out of a head coaching job for one season and then he took the job with the Chargers. His biggest need in Arizona as their head coach was a competent quarterback and he was never given that guy since Kurt Warner left. Now he has Philip Rivers and things look great again.

Teams like the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions will have him on their radar. I can’t see any reason in which Whisenhunt will be coaching with the Chargers past this season. With what he has been able to accomplish and with teams like the Texans and Lions looking for an offensive guru, Whisenhunt has to be at the top of the class. I expect him to land at one of those jobs at the end of the season.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • PakMaN

    Hopefully we can get deep, sooo deep put your ass to sleep! Into the playoffs so other teams resort to hiring coaches until he’s officially available.

    Am I right Ladies ;)

    • FitzWilly

      LMAO
      Nice PM
      hope you don’t mind but I might be borrowing that one :)

  • Conor Cahill

    Who do you think we will be looking at if he leaves?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I think frank reich will be high on the list. Geep Chryst might be on that list.

  • Derek

    Our qb coach looks good, maybe we could take detroits oc his plays look creative. I’d give Kyle shanahan a interview but honnestly I’d rather wait and see how he works under someone that’s not related to him. Seems like most college coaches have been locked up by schools. Maybe we could do the same thing with kubiak…. He loves zone blocking and McCoy and rivers can keep him balanced. I’ve seen Shaub throw some great play action passes. I think he should be high on our list phill is a big boy so he could win with Kubiak in the press box

    • arnie

      Just be prepared for a lot of two WR sets if Kubiak gets a call. Part of the problem in Houston, is the same reason norv is not here. Holding onto the bal, to long, always trying to go deep, blah, blah..

      • Derek

        Forgot about his reluctance to spread things out nvermind. Maybe giants oc will get cut loose he has been creative with Cruz in the past. Honestly I think the main reason their season went kaput is Wilson didn’t step up like he was supposed to. Eli can’t move the ball on his own.

        • arnie

          I’ll pass on that option as well, Gilbride used to be the Chargers former HC. He runs a complicated system and like norv, as well, it relies heavily of the talent and health of the personnel to be successful. The only time that team had any success when the defense and running game played well. We are now seeing in NY that there is no plan B or adjustments.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Give the credit for the Rivers’ resurrection to Frank Reich. He is in his first year with the Chargers as the QB coach. I don’t want to lose anyone that has changed the atmosphere and philosophy over there with the Chargers. Not really sure how much credit Whisenhunt gets. However, I did hear Rivers give a lot of kudos to Whisenhunt, so maybe. But he also mentioned Frank Reich. Maybe Frank can move up to o-coordinator? I don’t know if that would even be good.

    It’s shocking how Rivers, Gates and Mathews turned around almost overnight as soon as Norv was gone.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    We will be fine… the system is in place.. the players understand it.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Time to send in The Wolf again. ..

  • Stefanie Smith

    This is what cannot happen ever again.

    “Currently leading the San Diego Chargers in reception yards and touchdowns,Keenan Allen is having a rookie season to remember. But it almost never happened as the former Cal Bear told the San Diego Union Tribune recently that early in the season, he thought about quitting football as he wasn’t part of the Chargers game plan.

    Despite the Chargers losing wide receiver Danario Alexander to an August season-ending injury, Allen saw zero offensive snaps in a season-opening loss to the Texans.

    “After I didn’t play after that first game, I was about another snap away of not playing from quitting,” Allen said.

    He doesn’t know, he says, how he would have told the Chargers.”

    Yeah, Keenan Allen thought about quitting. We cannot have an o-coordinator that sits people so long that they want to quit. He better have a stinking good reason for doing such a thing. It demoralizes the players. If that was Whisenhunt’s idea, then don’t let the door hit ya in the a.ss.

    • JoseSD

      I think you’re blaming the wrong person. To me that article portrays Keenan Allen as immature and sort of a diva WR like T.O. and Randy Moss. Seriously, he didn’t get any snaps in the first game of the season so he wanted to quit to pursue the music industry. quit after on game? Seriously! He may have thought of himself as a top 10 talent but the reality is he was a 3rd round pic, he was recovering from knee surgery, and his preseason wasn’t impressive so I don’t know why he would think he would be handed the starting job. He was 4th on the depth chart and 5th if Alexander wasn’t injured. But he was given a shot in week 2 cause of Floyd’s injury and he made the most of it. He’s the starter now cause he earned it. He hadn’t earned a thing by week 1 and he deserved to be behind Floyd, Royal, and V. Brown. With this and the Raiders hat incident it seems like he had some growing up to do early this season. Hope he matures cause it looks like hell be the star of this offense in a couple years after Gates is gone

      • Stefanie Smith

        When I read your post, I couldn’t argue with anything you said.Yeah, I guess he was a little immature.

        When you are right, you’re right.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        If anything Keenan was Right.

        We’d be picking Top 5 in the draft, if it wasn’t for him.

  • arnie

    Whiz can go, the offensive staff stays. The problem I had when he came in, he brought a lot of the people from Arizona with him. And more than likely he will try to poach them away. However I going to be of the mind set McCoy will have people in mind that he wants to bring in.