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    Demand increases for Ken Whisenhunt

    Demand increases for Whisenhunt

    Posted by Mike Florio on January 6, 2014

    With five NFL coaching jobs open, one name continues to emerge on the various wish lists: San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

    At a minimum, the Lions, Redskins, and Titans are interested in talking to Whisenhunt.

    He’s now available to interview, with the blessing of the Chargers. But the Chargers have a game coming up on Sunday at Denver, and there are only so many hours that Whisenhunt can spare from his current job. At some point, the Chargers surely will say, “Enough.”

    The former Cardinals coach, who led the team to a Super Bowl in 2008, remains regarded as the favorite to become the next coach of the Lions, the only team with a franchise quarterback in place. And that’s a good thing for Whisenhunt, given that his most success in Arizona came with the franchise quarterback he inherited from the prior regime.

    Of course, Whisenhunt first had to realize that Kurt Warner would be a better option than Matt Leinart, a first-round pick the year before Whisenhunt was hired. Once Whisenhunt did, the foundation was in place for the Cardinals to have a couple of solid seasons.

    In Detroit, Whisenhunt would be working with a 25-year-old franchise quarterback who has five years of experience. But Matthew Stafford seems to be a reluctant franchise quarterback, unwilling to fully embrace the commitment to mechanics and film study and leadership and doing everything he can do and then some to help his team win. Someone needs to get the most out of Stafford.

    For now, the Lions may be willing to entrust that task to the man who worked directly with another franchise quarterback who needed some time and some coaxing to develop into a franchise quarterback — Ben Roethlisberger. Others may want him, too, but not every team that wants to interview Whisenhunt will get a crack at him in the next six days.

    If he only interviews with one or two teams, we may know plenty about where Whisenhunt is leaning.


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    Would rather he did not end up in Cleveland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    Would rather he did not end up in Cleveland.
    Wonder how him and Norv would get along. Turner seems to like that deep vertical game and Whisser seems to prefer the intermediate stuff. If Norv stays that is, he seemed pretty ticked how they handled Chudzinski.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Ken...TAKE THE LIONS JOB!!!! Do it yesterday. Geez!

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    Never mind.

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    Nashville it is! It'll be interesting to see how he does. I'll also be interested to see how Caldwell does in Detroit. Of course, the Browns are taking their time.


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