New San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich plans aggressive play calls

Reich known for 1993 playoff comeback vs. Bills

SAN DIEGO - New San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich discussed his plans for the team for the first time Wednesday at Chargers Park.

"I think [have] you got to be an aggressive play caller," Reich said after stipulating he would not comment on the previous game plans of his predecessor, Ken Whisenhunt.

Whisenhunt left the Chargers to take the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job on Monday.

Reich, who quarterbacked the Buffalo Bills in a record-breaking comeback win in the 1993 playoffs against the Houston Oilers, compared his game plan to a boxing match.

"You got somebody on the ropes, you go for the kill," said Reich, who was the team's quarterbacks coach prior to his promotion.

"He's done it in big moments. He's done it from the field. Now he'll do it from the sideline," said Chargers general manager Tom Telesco, who just finished his rookie season as a GM.

"That comeback game, Frank called that whole game," Telesco added.

The hurry-up offense helped the Bills overcome a 32-point second-half deficit, with Reich calling every play on the field. The Bills would go on to beat the Oilers in overtime, 41-38.

Reich also quarterbacked the team against the Pittsburgh Steelers before starting QB Jim Kelly came back from injury.

When Kelly was injured in the Super Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys. Reich took over once again but lost badly to the Cowboys -- one of Buffalo's four Super Bowl losses.

Reich would not say whether he wanted any certain players for next year's team. He said the team wanted to get better at every position.

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