Even though he has three job interviews this week, Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt swears he isn’t distracted from his day job.
Whisenhunt met with the Lions Thursday night, has the Titans on deck today and the Browns Saturday, before he starts calling plays against the Broncos Sunday in the Divisional Round playoff game.
“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, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Everything else is secondary.”
Whisenhunt tried his best to downplay his busy week, as he wouldn’t discuss how he’s dividing his time between job and job-hunting. He laughed when asked if he was renting or bought the home he’s living in now, since it seems he might be a short-timer in San Diego.
“I’ve enjoyed living here,” he said.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy said he had “complete confidence” that Whisenhunt was focused on the game at hand, and the sudden demand for his play-caller is no surprise.
“I think anytime you have success in this business that good things happen,” McCoy said. “And I think that when players perform at a certain level, coaches are recognized for that and you’re given an opportunity.”
Of course, if he does his job well enough, some of the teams talking to him might not be inclined to wait.