Jan 14, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans new head coach Ken Whisenhunt (center) with general manager Ruston Webster (left) and president and ceo Tommy Smith (right) during the press conference at St. Thomas Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt named Assistant Coach of the Year by PFWA

The Pro Football Writers of America have named newly hired head coach Ken Whisenhunt as the assistant coach of the year.  Whisenhunt earned the recognition for his work as the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers.  Along with first year head coach Mike McCoy, Whisenhunt was able to get Philip Rivers back to being a dominant quarterback mostly by helping the areas around him

.  They were able to get King Dunlap to play left tackle at a remarkable level.  Running back Ryan Mathews had his best year of his career while third round pick Keenan Allen was good enough to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year and become Rivers’ favorite target at wide receiver.

As a result, the Chargers were able to improve on their 7-9 2012 record and go 9-7 earning a trip to the playoffs as a wild card.  Although this is a regular season award, the Chargers were also able to beat the Cincinnati Bengals and advance to the Divisional Round before falling short against the Denver Broncos.

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  • Stefanie Smith

    Trouble with that award is that he was not an assistant coach. He was the offensive coordinator, who many say was not as good as people think.