Skip to main content

Chargers Official Site | Los Angeles Chargers -

Why Mike Pouncey was a "Tremendous Get" According to Ken Whisenhunt

The Chargers made headlines in March when they signed Mike Pouncey to a two-year contract.

While many were excited about the new addition, so too was Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

"He's a good football player," Whisenhunt said. "That was really a tremendous get by our guys, Tom (Telesco) and his staff. To be able to pull that off was fantastic. I've seen him for a number of years, and he's obviously a very good center. He brings a lot to the table from that standpoint."

One of the game's top centers headed west to L.A. after being released from the Dolphins this offseason. Now a Charger, Pouncey is set to bolster an offensive line that gave up the fewest sacks in the league in 2017.

Despite being the new kid on the block, Whiz believes that won't be an issue, as he feels Pouncey already fits in with the group.

"One of the things last year that was really good was, I felt like we developed a little bit of chemistry with (the) linemen. The mentality of that group was a lot different and that paid off for us later in the year. Just from the little bit of time I've been around Mike, he has that same mentality. He'll fit in good with that group. It makes us even better, and that's all you can ask for."

View this post on Instagram

All 2018! #boltup⚡️

A post shared by Mike Pouncey (@mikepouncey) on

As the team finishes their first week of Phase II, Pouncey has wrapped up his first action on the field lining up next to his teammates with Philip Rivers under center. This week has allowed the duo to get out of the classroom and work on strengthening their quarterback-center relationship, which is probably the most important bond in all of football.

"Philip does a lot of things, and he always has," Whiz explained. "Mike came in here and said he wants to be involved with that. That's a good mentality for him (and) I think the communication between those two is very important. Mike's been doing it, he's very good at what he does from the standpoint of how he plays the game. The communication between those two will be good, and hopefully that can only make us better."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

From Our Partners