Dolphins complete interview with Eric Bieniemy

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The Miami Dolphins have completed their interview with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as they continue their search for a replacement for Adam Gase.

For Bieniemy, it was his third interview over the last two days after also meeting with the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. He is scheduled to interview with the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday before turning his full attentions to the Chiefs playoff matchup with either Indianapolis, Baltimore or the Los Angeles Chargers next weekend.

It’s Bieniemy’s first season as an offensive coordinator at the NFL level, but being a part of one of the most potent offenses in the league has its advantages. He previously served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Colorado in 2011-12 before joining the Chiefs staff as a running backs coach in 2013.

Bieniemy spent nine seasons in the NFL as a running back, including four in Cincinnati from 1995-98. He also played for the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles.

33 responses to “Dolphins complete interview with Eric Bieniemy

  1. Loads of potential but think he’s a little too green. Hold off one year (KC offense will be great again next year), learn more under Reid while also increasing responsibility, and a lot more of the better HC openings will be available compared to this year.

    Possibly Steelers/Vikings if Tomlin/Zimmer don’t make playoffs?

  2. Just know this if Bieniemy is chosen as the Dolphins next Head Coach. He could be facing Adam Gase who will most likely become the Head Coach of the New York Jets. Good luck with that Eric! The Dolphins take two steps back thinking their moving forward!

  3. The Rooney Rule is designed exactly to help 2put a guy like him, yet he doesn’t need it. He’s got a very bright future it seems.

    I still like the Rooney Rule, and those that don’t should consider that the NFL is what it is in large part because of Art Rooney. He loved his team, the sport and the league, and he thought it was important for the league to do something about the lack of black men in positions of power. At the very least, you can respect the man’s intent, even if you don’t agree with the method.

  4. The Dolphins problems run FAR deeper than the head-coach they run through the entire organization. To start hey badly need both a GM who knows what the heck he is doing & they badly need a QB. The Dolphins made a Ginormous mistake in not drafting a QB in last years draft w/ it shaping it up to be the best since the 04 QB class. Everyone knew Ryan Tannehill wasnt the guy last year, giving him yet another year to re-prove that once again showing us all he not only sucks but cannot stay on the field
    was a tremendous mistake. They should of drafted a QB to start grooming behind Tannehill last season getting him ready to take over in 2019. Now the Dolphins have no QB as they know Ryan Tannehill isnt the guy & their isnt a blue chip prospect waiting for them in the draft either w/ an extremely weak QB class in this years draft unless they trade the farm for Dwayne Haskins who’s no sure thing either. The Dolphins have really bungled the QB position the last few years. Even John Elway is looking at Miami’s QB situation thinking to himself what in the heck are they doing lol.

  5. Bottom line is that who they hire as coach really isn’t going to change things. Not until Ross sells and they get some people that know how to run a football team in place. With Chris Grier as GM it’s going to be more of the same..

  6. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 5, 2019 at 12:46 am
    Thanks but no thanks!!
    Love how you wanted Gase fired and ..whoa..would you look at that…there arent any good coaches out there. The Dolphins should hire the best coach available….problem is they just fired him. So dumb.

  7. Lol at the guy thinking last year’s QB class is the greatest since 04. He’s a Cardinals fan trying to subtly pat the Fraudinals on the back for picking Rosen. Rosen who finished last in QB rating and almost every other QB metric there is. If Rosen wasn’t the worst, Darnold and Allen were right there with him. Mayfield is a monster…Jackson is making things happen with his legs…the rest are really, really, bad so far regardless of the excuses made for their abysmal play. Spare us the “greatest” hyperbole. Also, this guy picked Seattle to win 3 games, said Arizona had a better offensive line the Sea, and said that Tylet Lockett wasn’t even a good #3 wr. Such a brilliant football mind.

  8. I think that firing Gase was something hat HAD to be done. From everything I’ve read he lost the team. His sideline demeanor was awful. Maybe he will be a great head coach. Maybe he won’t. For every Bellicheck (Browns and Jets) there is a Rex Ryan that never puts it together. Personally I hope it’s a Rex situation so the Fins didn’t lost out. As far as coaches, I like Vic Fangio from Chicago and Rizzi from in house. I’ve been watching all season and the players really seem to respond to Rizzi. Maybe, just maybe we have a guy in house they can turn this around.

  9. Soooooo Eric TheEnemy is considered a great coach? Did he draft Mahomes.. That guy is the reason that offense is so difficult to defend. Andy Reid is the coordinator in KC.

  10. markhiggs says:
    January 5, 2019 at 9:26 am
    TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 5, 2019 at 12:46 am
    Thanks but no thanks!!
    Love how you wanted Gase fired and ..whoa..would you look at that…

    Correct, so happy Gase is gone.
    Still think Turnoverhill is a good QB and will be here for years?lol

  11. Did anybody see how he did coaching the Buffs? Cmon man… this is a big ‘Not Ready’.

    I’m amazed how guys surrounded by incredible talent… get credit for it as coaching.

    That’s why you see guys like Eric, McDaniels, and many others… flop big time in the HC seat.

    Shouldn’t NFL owners and GMs be smarter than that?

  12. Andy Reid is the guy responsible for the Chiefs offense being so productive. I don’t think I would trust a first year coordinator who doesn’t call the plays or run the offense. Same goes for the guys with the Rams.

  13. No risk in signing a first year offensive coordinator that doesn’t call his teams plays. Not a one.

  14. What does the Hawkiller know about the Dolphins? Chris Greer has been with the Dolphins for 16 years, and at least they have taken care of the Rooney Rule, which no one else has.
    The Dolphins problems begin and end with Adam Gase and his stupidity over Ryan Tannerhill.
    He didn’t get on with Landry, Suh, Ajayi,lets not keep going, its all sickening.
    Good luck wherever he goes, because there is no way it goes smoothly. Funny if he goes to the Browns, and Jarvis has to put up with him again.

  15. Gase was 7-17 on the road in 3 years with losses averaging over 18 points.

    His offense and defense ranked in the bottom 5 over his tenure in the MIA.

    Yes, their were injuries however these facts are alarming, what makes him a head coaching candidate??
    Can’t live off 2 years as Peyton Manning’s yes boy forever.

  16. It’s great the Phins are interviewing an OC with no play calling duties and a great QB. It worked so will with Philbin.

    Ross himself said doing the same thing thing over and over again is crazy, yet he does just that.

  17. If you can believe this….
    Ross was advised to interview Dennis Allen from none other than “Jeff Ireland” who Ross had to fire in 2014.
    Ross never learns and this is exactly why 10 years into his ownership this Dolphin dumpster fire keeps blazing!

  18. kamthechancellor says:
    January 5, 2019 at 10:19 am
    Lol at the guy thinking last year’s QB class is the greatest since 04. He’s a Cardinals fan trying to subtly pat the Fraudinals on the back for picking Rosen. Rosen who finished last in QB rating and almost every other QB metric there is. If Rosen wasn’t the worst, Darnold and Allen were right there with him. Mayfield is a monster…Jackson is making things happen with his legs…the rest are really, really, bad so far regardless of the excuses made for their abysmal play. Spare us the “greatest” hyperbole. Also, this guy picked Seattle to win 3 games, said Arizona had a better offensive line the Sea, and said that Tylet Lockett wasn’t even a good #3 wr. Such a brilliant football mind.
    ___________________________________________________________

    EXACTLY! This “football mind” also did zero research on the Dolphins and just regurgitates the same nonsense he hears. Luke Falk has been stashed away on the Practice Squad after hitting the IR in Pre-Season. He was ranked at #5 in the Draft last year and might or might not pan out, but certainly will be a factor. Also, don’t write off Duke’s QB Jones or NC State’s Ryan Finley. Just because the talking heads say it is a poor QB class does not mean it is. At least 2 of the possible 10 drafted will be Starters someday. It is a fact.

  19. Love the fans defending Gase and saying we shouldn’t have fired him. Aside from the fact that the “offensive” genius couldn’t get Miami to crack the top 15 in offense in his 3 years, he brings in his buddy Cutler instead of going with Moore. He did ZILCH when it came to developing Tannehill. This guy was supposed to be the QB whisperer. I’ve always said this guy got an inflated rep. He coaxed ONE decent season out of Cutler then goes to Denver and has someone by the name of Manning there. Not to hard to look like a great offensive mind when you have Manning. Go look at his numbers, his teams were 1st and 2nd in the league in points when he had Manning. After that? 23rd, 17th, 28th and 26th.

    He lost the team last year, then runs players out of town, getting nothing in return. Ajayi was a beast after getting traded. Landry had another Landry type year this year for the Browns. Mike Pouncey made the pro bowl and was a stud. Guess Gase proved his point?

    I would have been ok if he gave up any control over the roster and focused on coaching. He refused and he is gone as he should be. The guy has ZERO talent judging talent. And for all of the noise he made about making those moves because the locker room was toxic? From what I read it was worse this year.

  20. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 5, 2019 at 10:35 am
    markhiggs says:
    January 5, 2019 at 9:26 am
    TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 5, 2019 at 12:46 am
    Thanks but no thanks!!
    Love how you wanted Gase fired and ..whoa..would you look at that…

    Correct, so happy Gase is gone.
    Still think Turnoverhill is a good QB and will be here for years?lol

    Yes he is a good QB. Cant wait to see them fail over and over again trying to find another one. The Dolphins screwed this entire thing up. They hired a good young coach which they should have known would take some time..but once again..no patience. Gase will go to the Jets or packers and he will become one of the best coaches in football. YOU..are the one wearing blinders.

  21. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 5, 2019 at 12:46 am
    Thanks but no thanks!!

    And lets hire another coach so after 1 year you’ll want him fired. Over and over and over and over and over again. People like you are whats wrong with the Dolphins. Believe in something for once instead of changing it all the time. You’re clueless.

  22. Higgie, Higgie, Higgie you poor guy…

    Turnoverhill was among the worst starting QB’s in the NFL, still no accuracy whatsoever or pocket awareness, that pick 6 against Jax was how he’ll be remembered for years to come LOL however you’re so blind you can’t even see it. I told you of this months ago and you were in complete denial, how many more years would you like him to be starting QB another 7 or 10? Its finally over, he is GONE! He had 7 years and never improved!

    Gase was 7-17 on the road with losses averaging over 18 points, the Dolphins ranked in the bottom 5 of offense and defense during his 3 years and you of course you think he’s great.

    Its one thing to be a fan however another to be completely delusional, accept reality Higgie your heros Turnoverhill and Gase were awful and are now GONE! 🙂

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