The San Diego Chargers are still playing football, but they have had to deal with rumors of losing their offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, after their season ends. If there’s one thing that distracts the flow of the team’s chemistry, it’s the thought of your core unit being disrupted in the offseason. The Chargers’ coaching staff has done an excellent job this year, but no one has done a better job than Whisenhunt. He played in key role in executing a plan to get Philip Rivers‘ career back on the right track.
Reports say that Whisenhunt has already been lost to the Detroit Lions even though San Diego’s season has not ended. Still, nothing is for sure until it happens, so we will have to wait to see how all of this plays out. If he does go, then the most talked about thing will be how the Chargers will adjust to the loss and who will replace him as offensive coordinator.
One thing that may not be talked about as much – but should be – is how strong the Chargers’ offense has become over the past year and how much better they will be when Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander return to the field. The loss of Whisenhunt will be rough, but the Chargers’ play on Sundays will not be affected as much as some may think. I believe they will end up better than they were this year when the offensive unit is completely healthy. They managed to finish in the top five offenses in the NFL without key players, so imagine the damage they could do with those players in uniform.
The Chargers’ offense has been one of the most interesting topics of the second half of the season and will be even more of a hot topic in years to come. The future of this team is as bright as it has been since LaDainian Tomlinson‘s glory days. Fans are joyful once again and are grateful to have such a hard working team to cheer for week in and week out. Rivers’ story of redemption has only begun, and a new chapter will be written when his team rolls into Sunday with hopes of knocking the Denver Broncos out of the playoffs en route to their first AFC Championship game appearance since 2008.