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San Diego Chargers heavily discussing Bruce Arians

Not only is Bruce Arians a prime candidate for NFL Coach of the Year, but he is also a prime candidate for the San Diego Chargers head coaching gig. The Chargers fired General Manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner, and they could be adding Arians to help usher in the new era of Chargers football.

In his report, Kevin Acee stated that Bruce Arians is the only coach being significantly discussed internally, while Ken Whisenhunt is also interested in the Chargers gig. He was recently let go by the Arizona Cardinals, and the Cards also cleaned house by firing both their GM and head man.

Arians is the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, but he has been the interim head coach in the absence of head coach Chuck Pagano due to leukemia. He has gotten better now, and both Arians and Pagano have done an incredible job throughout the ordeal in taking the Colts to the playoffs.

Arians could soon be rewarded with a head coaching gig after previously being the leader of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense before 2012. Ken Whisenhunt seems like an attractive name with a Steelers pedigree, but the problem with Whisenhunt is that he is too much like Norv Turner. Whisenhunt is as stubborn as they come. It’s why he insists on playing certain players- like John Skelton- when there are better options on the table.

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