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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:04:02 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon drew compliments from offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for his play in Week 1 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Whisenhunt insists Gordon was mostly the victim of circumstance, suggesting San Diego had an effective personnel grouping including Danny Woodhead that got the offense into third-and-manageable situations in the second half.
"I certainly was very pleased with how Melvin played. That's my first experience with him in a regular-season game. And I thought he did a tremendous job," Whisenhunt said.
Fantasy Tip: Woodhead held a 50-23 advantage in snaps over Gordon in a game the Chargers led by multiple scores for roughly half of the contests. Woodhead remains the most trusted option of the two at this point and Gordon's workloads are going to depend greatly on the flow of the game. The second-year back should expect to see roughly 15 touches per week going forward and be considered a strong RB3 for the time being.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:44:48 -0800
Former Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been hired as the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers. Whisenhunt was San Diego's offensive coordinator in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: This is especially good news for the Charger's passing game. Philip Rivers was the sixth-highest scoring fantasy quarterback in 2013, Antonio Gates was a top-ten fantasy tight end and Keenan Allen tallied over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns in what was his rookie season. Melvin Gordon should also play a prominent role; Ryan Mathews totaled 285 carries for 1,255 yards and six touchdowns when Whisenhunt last had command of the offense.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:48:34 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired Tuesday, Nov. 3. Tight ends coach Mike Mularkey will serve as interim head coach.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:52:07 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is the planned starter from Day 1, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday, April 30.
Fantasy Tip: The Titans will have to find a balance between Mariota's dual-threat ability and Whisenhunt's more traditional pro-style offense, and there will likely be some growing pains. Assuming Mariota ends up opening the season as the starter, consider him a low-end QB2 with some upside.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:32 -0700
Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday, March 31, pro day is being attended by five staff members of the Tennessee Titans, including general manager Ruston Webster, head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Jason Michael, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:00:25 -0800
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey currently ranks fifth among rookie running backs this year with 360 yards, and he's averaging 3.9 yards per carry, and he has just one carry longer than 20 yards in 92 chances. He had 38 yards on his first nine carries in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens, but produced just 20 yards on his final eight carries. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the offensive line needs to do a better job of opening up holes for the rookie running back. The team is choosing to use RB Leon Washington in third down situations. "I think Bishop will still get a chance to protect and to catch passes on first and second down," Whisenhunt said. "But one of the things you try to be consistent with is the protection and working together with those things on third down."
Fantasy Tip: Sankey is waiting for his breakout game, and it could come in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. However, the O-line must improve, and the rookie is more of a flex option for your FantasyScore lineups.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:22:38 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt's and general manager Ruston Webster's jobs are safe, according to chief executive officer Tommy Smith. However, Smith said the team's offensive line might need to be shaken up. "We spent a fortune to build this line," Smith said. "I am committed, I've told the coach, I don't care when someone was drafted or what they're paid, if they're not getting the job done, to get somebody else."
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:20:46 -0700
The Tennessee Titans will simplify their offensive scheme, because they are only averaging 15 points a game this season, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "I think that will give us a chance to play faster and a chance to be more effective. Because it's the little details we're making mistakes on. If we can get more reps on it in practice, maybe that will help us be better in the game," Whisenhunt said. Whisenhunt said he expects the offense to make progress as the season goes on.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:44:22 -0700
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 3 game. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt will update Walker's condition later in the week.
Fantasy Tip: Walker has played well so far this season and has become a part of the team's passing game. Owners will need to monitor his practice participation before deciding on their Week 4 lineups. Owners on FantasyScore may want to spend their money on healthier options at tight end.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:44:12 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani has done well on kick returns, but Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt will get RB Leon Washington and RB Dexter McCluster into the competition at some point.
Thu, 22 May 2014 10:32:25 -0700
The Tennessee Titans are not eliminating the fullback from their offense, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "We will have a spot for a traditional fullback, maybe 15 to 20 snaps a game,'' Whisenhunt said. "If we get into a situation where we have the lead and we go into a four-minute offense, it will be an integral part of it. Now there may be some games where we don't have a lot of (fullback) snaps, so it will depend."
Sat, 10 May 2014 13:37:12 -0700
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he still feels good about QB Jake Locker as the starting team's starting quarterback.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:35:21 -0800
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker has the support of team president Tommy Smith. Smith thinks head coach Ken Whisenhunt will be good for Locker moving forward. "Absolutely. I do like Jake … and I think Ken is going to be very good for Jake. Jake is a competitor. He is a smart guy. I think he has the ability. He is the quarterback. That's what I have told him every time I see him. And that's the way it is."
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:28:54 -0800
Tennessee Titans team president Tommy Smith said a decision on RB Chris Johnson's future with the team will come for general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:07:26 -0800
Tennessee Titans president Tommy Smith said the team will be active in free agency in 2014, with general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt trying to find team needs. "I've said before, we're going to be active (in free agency)," Smith said. "We were active last year and where Ruston and Ken see the need and find the talent, we're going to go after it. So within our confines within the salary cap and so forth, we're going to be active."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:30:14 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt had reservations about the Cleveland Browns' management team in their pursuit of him for their head coach opening - specifically Joe Banner. The Browns interviewed Whisenhunt in 2013 as well, and Banner reportedly told him that they wanted more of a "championship coaching staff." Whisenhunt was miffed that Banner, who had never coached, criticized his choice of assistants.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:05:55 -0800
Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt continued putting together his staff Monday, Jan. 20, by announcing the hiring of defensive coordinator Ray Horton and defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi, who each filled the same roles this season in Cleveland. The Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski after the season. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Horton was defensive coordinator and Cioffi was defensive backs coach in Arizona while Whisenhunt was the Cardinals' head coach.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:15:37 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said that the team will run a hybrid front of 3-4 and 4-3 elements in their defense in 2014, but they will not be a two-gapping, 3-4 defense.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:06:12 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt reportedly took the head coaching job in Nashville rather than with the Detroit Lions because the Titans offered $1 million more in annual salary than the Lions offered, according to a source familiar with the offers.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:55:21 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he plans to call the offensive plays "unless somebody tells me I can't." He won't look to run a two-gap, 3-4 defense, but plans to field a hybrid front that will confuse opposing offenses.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:29:42 -0800
The Tennessee Titans will give new head coach Ken Whisenhunt $1 million more in annual salary that what he would have received if he went to the Detroit Lions, according to a source familiar with the offers.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:31:00 -0800
The Tennessee Titans gave head coach Ken Whisenhunt more than the standard four-year deal that most coaches receive. The Titans also guaranteed his contract.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:15:41 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt could have interest in bringing in Pittsburgh Steelers LB coach Keith Butler if the Steelers let him go. Butler has a lot of family in Nashville, Tenn.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:14:57 -0800
The Tennessee Titans have hired San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their next head coach.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:47:12 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are very interested in making San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt their next head coach, and Whisenhunt feels very comfortable with the city and front office.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:37:12 -0800
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has talked with some of the team's assistant coaches about the possibility of joining his coaching staff if he gets a head coaching job.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 07:32:32 -0800
The San Diego Chargers would like to promote quarterbacks coach Frank Reich to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhunt leaves for a head coaching position.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:21:51 -0800
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is still very interested in the Detroit Lions head coaching position because they have the offensive pieces in place.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:29:34 -0800
The Tennessee Titans completed an interview with San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt Friday, Jan. 10.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:55:06 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler could leave the team if San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt becomes a head coach and wants Butler as his defensive coordinator.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:32:14 -0800
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said he's completely focused on game planning for the Denver Broncos in the team's divisional round game this weekend despite having three interviews with the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns leading up to Sunday's contest. "The only thing that's important to me, to be perfectly honest with you, is getting prepared for this game and that's the work that has got my focus right now," Whisenhunt said. "Everything else is secondary."
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has emerged as the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are the other candidates.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:22:18 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position Friday, Jan. 10.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:45:12 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching vacancy Saturday, Jan. 11.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:51:57 -0800
The Detroit Lions are expected to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position Thursday, Jan. 9.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:30:59 -0800
The Tennessee Titans have formally requested permission to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:08:15 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have requested permission to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:25:35 -0800
The Washington Redskins have asked permission to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:26:52 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions are interested in San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, and it is his job to lose, according to a source close to the situation. However, the Lions cannot hire Whisenhunt until after the Chargers' season is over, and they advanced to the divisional round to face the Denver Broncos next weekend.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 08:54:05 -0800
The Tennessee Titans are interested in talking with Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt about their head coaching position.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 07:25:14 -0800
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is being viewed by the team as the top head coaching candidate. Whisenhunt is also getting interest from the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:34:06 -0800
Former Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm could join the Detroit Lions if they hire San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to be their next head coach.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:20:50 -0800
The Detroit Lions are believed to be interested in San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as a candidate for their head coaching position.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:04:21 -0800
The Houston Texans are not planning to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position because the Chargers made the playoffs.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 05:24:39 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are interested in New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching vacancy.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:01:33 -0800
The Houston Texans are expected to give San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt strong consideration for their head coaching position.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:41:10 -0800
The Detroit Lions are expected to call San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt about their head coaching position if they get rid of current head coach Jim Schwartz after the season, according to The Detroit News' John Niyo.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:07:08 -0800
Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reportedly interviewed for the Houston Texans' head coaching position Monday, Dec. 16, according to a source informed of the meeting. Smith is a native Texan. Other candidates for the job include interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:57:59 -0800
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is believed to have interest in interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Stanford head coach David Shaw and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for the team's head coaching position.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:40:42 -0800
The Houston Texas are expected to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position at the soonest chance possible, according to league sources. The Texans are also interested in former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, Stanford head coach David Shaw and interim head coach Wade Phillips, among others. Whisenhunt and general manager Rick Smith worked together for a year on the league's competition committee and got to know each other well. Owner Bob McNair prefers to hire someone with previous head coaching experience.