Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ken Whisenhunt will likely become the head coach of the Detroit Lions if he wants the job. The Lions have a great situation for Whisenhunt who is a bit of a quarterback guru and offensive expert. Matt Stafford needs a coach to groom him into a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and with skill players like Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush, the Lions are loaded. On the defensive side, Nick Fairley, Ndamukong Suh, and Ziggy Ansah comprise one of the best defensive lines in the game. The job is one of the most desirable in the NFL.
However, here is where things get interesting. The divisional round is the first week where coaches on playoff teams can start interviewing for head coaching jobs. Some coaches, like Mike McCoy last year, choose to interview for jobs while their team is prepping for playoff football. Others, like Denver’s Adam Gase, turn down interviews until their team has been eliminated. We will see what Whisenhunt does, but it would be in the Chargers best interest to continue winning. If Whisenhunt is the type of coach to wait until all is said and done to interview, a Chargers Super Bowl run may help keep the offensive coordinator. The Lions may not have the patience to wait until February to secure the services of Whiz.
The MVP of yesterday’s victory.