The Chargers announced Thursday that Jeff Davidson has been named the team’s offensive line coach.
The coaching position has been vacant since the club relieved former offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris from his duties.
Davidson has spent the last five seasons in the same position with the Minnesota Vikings. He also spent time with head coach Mike McCoy when they were both with the Carolina Panthers.
The Chargers’ offensive line struggled mightily at providing holes in the running game in 2015, and hopefully, coming from the Vikings who feature league-rushing champion Adrian Peterson, Davidson can help get the ground game back on track.
Helping running back Melvin Gordon gain confidence — and yards on the ground — should be one of the top focuses of the upcoming offseason for the Bolts. After naming Ken Whisenhunt as the team’s offensive coordinator, the addition of Davidson seems to show that they are taking steps in that direction.