SAN DIEGO -- Good morning. Bill Barnwell of Grantland wonders if Ken Whisenhunt is the right choice for the Tennessee Titans, based on his struggles to find and develop a franchise quarterback at Arizona after Kurt Warner retired.
ESPN Titans beat reporter Paul Kuharsky writes that Whisenhunt offered few details on what his plans are moving forward with Tennessee. Whisenhunt said he needs to take time to evaluate the roster.
San Diego center Nick Hardwick was voted to USA Football’s All-Fundamentals team, which recognizes NFL players who employ proper techniques.
Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM radio talk with Hardwick about the 2013 season and if he’s contemplating retirement in this audio link.
The Pro Football Writers Association names Keenan Allen the offensive rookie of the year. Right tackle D.J. Fluker also was named to the team.
Ricky Henne of Chargers.com gives us some background on new San Diego offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
Nick Canepa of U-T San Diego writes that sustained success is not guaranteed for the Chargers after a surprising playoff run.
ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson offers his perspective on a federal judge's ruling in the NFL concussion lawsuit rejecting a proposed settlement of more than 4,500 NFL concussion lawsuits. U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody expressed concern about whether all NFL retired players who suffer concussion-related injuries "will be paid." She suggested that the $765 million fund "may lack the necessary funds" to pay all of the retired players who qualify for awards.