San Diego Chargers Rumors: 2 Coaches Are Ready to Leave

By Erwin Mendoza
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Gary Kubiak just lost the Houston Texans’ job, beginning the 2014 NFL Coaching Carousel. For the San Diego Chargers, assistants Ken Whisenhunt and John Pagano should be ready to leave town as well.

Rumors have started that Whisenhunt might be the most attractive name for Houston and other positions that open up. Whisenhunt has done an amazing job resurrecting Philip Rivers’ career. In addition to Rivers’ career, Whisenhunt’s resume lists two Super Bowl appearances, one as offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the other as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

But since Whisenhunt has only done well with talented quarterbacks in waiting, he could leave for a team like the Atlanta Falcons or the team that ends up with Jameis Winston.

On the defensive side, Pagano’s future is murky. This team hasn’t kept elite quarterbacks on the ground and out of the end zone. Through Week 13, the Chargers has allowed 3,226 total of passing yards, averaging 268.8 yards a game, making them suspect to passing attacks.

However, Pagano could stay in San Diego based on the lack of talent through two different regimes. San Diego’s marquee free agent signings haven’t worked as Derek Cox seems to be benched indefinitely and Dwight Freeney found the injured reserve list earlier this season.

If the Chargers were to run Pagano out of town, the Indianapolis Colts would be the obvious favorite. Not only does Chuck Pagano run the team, but also Colts’ defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky, was John Pagano’s coordinator while in San Diego.

Erwin Mendoza is a San Diego Chargers writer for Follow him on Twitter @erwinsports, or add him to your network on Google.

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