San Diego Chargers Seek to Improve Running Game

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San Diego Chargers

With 20 years’ experience in pharmaceutical sales, Thomas Spetter serves as a key account manager. Thomas Spetter’s previous employment includes Bristol Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. When not working, Tom Spetter follows the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League.

The Chargers hope to improve next season with an experienced offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, who held that job at San Diego during the 2013 season. After leaving to be head coach of the Tennessee Titans for two years, Whisenhunt came back to his San Diego assignment.

According to Whisenhunt, the Chargers’ running game needs improvement. When he was absent, the team’s ranking in the NFL in that area fell to 30th and 31st in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He singled out the running game for attention because it boosts the time of possession, improves third down situations, and allows for play action options.

Although it is hard to improve on those priorities in the off-season, Whisenhunt added, it is nonetheless possible to make positive changes. The coach hopes that 2015 first-round draft pick Melvin Gordon will continue to develop. Whisenhunt also looks forward to good contributions from proven players, such as Brandon Oliver, Danny Woodhead, and Donald Brown.