No ‘space’ for Eric Bieniemy to return to Chiefs? That’s fine, he should consider another high-profile move anyway

LAS VEGAS — Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gave reporters a bit of surprise on Wednesday.

It wasn’t a new recipe. It wasn’t his favorite cheeseburger. It was something more heartwarming with no indigestion involved. Reid revealed that former offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who was recently let go by the Washington Commanders, spoke to the Chiefs prior to their AFC championship win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Reid noted that there isn’t space on his coaching staff for Bieniemy to come back, but there clearly his influence has some level of value where he can be an asset for a team. If the NFL isn’t the move for him — and recent hiring cycles when his stock was higher indicated becoming a head coach is unlikely — there could be a spot for him at another place.

And his alma mater may have a need for him next to Deion Sanders.

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Yes, that sounds a bit crazy at this point, but think about it for a second. Colorado’s 2023 season fell apart largely because they just weren’t up to par with the competition they faced off against, but they did have problems with their play-calling (or at least a perceived problem). Sean Lewis, who is now the head coach at San Diego State, had play-calling duties stripped from him in favor of former NFL coach Pat Shurmur, who struggled getting the Buffaloes’ offense in order.

Bieniemy served as Colorado’s offensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012 before he made the jump to Reid’s Chiefs staff. He could be a fit back in Boulder as someone who ran an extremely pass-heavy offense in Washington after helping Patrick Mahomes develop into the world-beater that he is now.

Now, there are some things Bieniemy would have to change about his approach after a rough year with the Commanders. This was partially…


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Publish date : 2024-02-08 05:04:54

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