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Chargers make three coaching moves, finalize 2014 staff

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The Chargers had to shuffle their staff a bit in the wake of offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt’s departure for the head coaching job in Tennessee and they announced Monday that they’ve wrapped up that process.

San Diego promoted Frank Reich from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator after Whisenhunt left and one of the three moves announced by the team gives Philip Rivers a new position coach. Nick Sirianni will get bumped up from offensive quality control coach to the quarterbacks job. It’s his first time as a quarterbacks coach, but he did work with Matt Cassel and other Chiefs quarterbacks during his time as a quality control assistant in Kansas City.

Sirianni will be replaced by the returning Shane Steichen. Steichen served as a defensive assistant in San Diego in 2011 and 2012 before going with former Chargers coach Norv Turner to Cleveland last season as an offensive quality control coach.

The Chargers also announced that Bobby King will be their assistant linebackers coach. King filled the same role in Houston and replaces Byron Storer, who left the team to pursue opportunities outside football.

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5 Responses to “Chargers make three coaching moves, finalize 2014 staff”
  1. shayeezy says: Feb 4, 2014 9:53 AM

    nick sirianni is a terrible coach. todd haley gave him his first NFL job when he was far from qualified for it, and he somehow parlayed that into becoming wide receivers coach when romeo crennel took over. never played receiver at a high level or coached receivers or quarterbacks at any level. what a joke.

  2. thevikesarebest says: Feb 4, 2014 9:56 AM

    The vikings staff =>your staff

  3. uncletuna says: Feb 4, 2014 10:39 AM

    2013 Chargers and their playoff run are going to be a one hit wonder with Whiz’ departure and the hiring of these guys…

  4. tennfan says: Feb 5, 2014 1:08 AM

    Just like so many times before, with all of these different coaches changes, come regular season and time will tell, right ? Course, by the end of preseason games, I think most players and fans will have a pretty good ideal just what to expect and to look forward to in the up coming season, right ? What I will be looking out for the most is to see just what kind of defense (hard hitting Seattle style ) and Special Teams the Chargers plan on putting on the field this coming (2014) season and maybe add just a couple tweaks on the offense side of the ball. Mainly at R B. Does any one else agree or disagree, or what isyour opinion ? IMHO, I just think that the most important thing that the S D Charger coaches and staff could possible do to help this team make the play offs is (1) ” ESPECIALLY ,TRY KEEPING ALL PLAYERS AS INJURY FREE AS POSSIBLE”, especially near the end of the season ( WEEK 11 to week 17 ) because it just seems like every year,(year in and year out ) by the end of the regular season the Chargers as a team are always so banged up (especially the main players) that they could not win any SB even if they were lucky enough to get to a S B. That is just my thoughts, how about yours ?

  5. chargersdiehard says: Feb 5, 2014 9:25 AM

    Losing wiz might actually be a good thing. He called a couple games way to consevative and lost. Redskins we had first and goal from the one and wiz hands it to woodhead out of shotgun. Then two passes. How about that Denver playoff game? Wiz didn’t even try to win that one for us! Letting Wiz interview with 3 teams the week of the Denver game was rediculous. We played horrible and were still in the game till the end.

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