Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt calls in a play during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt will be interviewing for the vacancy with the Detroit Lions today. He has a couple of other interviews scheduled in the next couple of days as well with the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. There has been come criticism in the Chargers direction to allow their offensive coordinator to meet with other teams during their preparation for the playoff game against the Denver Broncos.
WHY ISN’T HE PREPARING FOR THE PLAYOFF GAME?
Whisenhunt has been awesome in his first season as the offensive coordinator for the Chargers. He got Philip Rivers back on his feet and back to that elite level. He has turned Ryan Mathews into an asset for the offense. His offense was installed this season and has gotten better and better with time. He deserves a chance at a head coaching job. The opportunities don’t last that long in the league and teams are knocking on his door.
Will this take some of his time away from his preparation for the Broncos? Maybe, but there are 24 hours in a day. If he wants to spend a couple of hours playing video games, jumping on his bed or talking to another team for a head coaching job, then let the man use those hours the way he wants. The preparation for the Broncos will get done. It has been done. They have spent all season preparing for this moment. They will be ready.
Whisenhunt likely will be gone at the end of the season. Hopefully he lands on a team with a solid roster. His best opportunity would be with the Lions. We would just need to figure out who will be our next offensive coordinator, but that is a question for the offseason… which won’t start for a few weeks.