Friday, January 18, 2013
More help for Philip Rivers
By Bill Williamson
The Philip Rivers Reclamation Project continued to add to its arsenal on Friday morning.
Sports Illustrated reported that Frank Reich will become San Diego’s quarterbacks coach. The former longtime quality backup quarterback was Arizona’s receivers coach under head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt became the offensive coordinator in San Diego on Thursday. Reich worked with Peyton Manning while serving as Indianapolis' quarterbacks coach in 2009-10.
The Chargers’ new head coach is former Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. There is an obvious theme here. McCoy, Whisenhunt and Reich all have strong backgrounds working with quarterbacks.
The key to the Chargers returning to the playoffs after falling short for three straight seasons is an improved Rivers. Rivers, 31, dealt with turnover issues the past two years. However, the Chargers believe getting Rivers some help, starting on the offensive line, is paramount.
San Diego has completed the first step in the coaching department.