Browns request permission to interview Eric Bieniemy

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Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s bye week dance card is shaping up to be a full one.

Monday brought word that the Panthers and Giants both want to speak to Bieniemy about their head coaching vacancies. Another team added their name to the list on Tuesday.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Browns have requested permission to speak to Bieniemy. He’s free to interview this week with the Chiefs off until the divisional round of the playoffs.

The Browns have assembled the longest list of candidates of any team looking for a head coach at this point in the process. Current NFL assistants Josh McDaniels, Greg Roman, Robert Saleh, Kevin Stefanski, Brian Daboll, Mike LaFleur and Mike McDaniel have all been linked with the team. They’d also like to talk to former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, but Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has reportedly turned down a chance to speak to the team.

16 responses to “Browns request permission to interview Eric Bieniemy

  1. It’s not that Bieniemy is going to have a hard time finding a job, it’s more like the GM is going to have a hard time finding a coach. Andy Reid has been around the game long enough to help Eric make a decision that’s in his best interest.

  2. Rhule might be the smartest dude on the list. I’ve said it from the beginning, browns job is alotnless attractive this time around. Dorsey brought the morale down with a selfish diva in obj making top3 money but plays top 45. Lost picks and assests by getting fleeced by the giants. Gentleman isnt smart but he played dorsey out. Now we have fired another coach and the stink of cleveland being the place careers die is strong again. Why take a job there? Unless you want to get paid for a few years that you dont have to work. Baker, chubb. Jarvis, hunt are the main assets. The roster is overrated by fans and ownership. Getting a broken down OBJ shouldn’t have meant playoffs.

  3. When Travis Kelce shoved Bienemy on the sideline, he IMO effectively ended his prospect of ever being a HC. If nothing else, the Browns must have an experienced and respected HC who would not be trifled with.

  4. Never understood why the NFL allows coaches of playoff teams to interview with other teams, while their current team is preparing for the playoffs? You would think that their whole attention should be focused on preparation for the team they coach for?
    Why not require all coaching interviews for currently employed coaches to be held after the SB?

  5. Add Eric to the long list of over matched coaches Freedie, Hue, Palmer, Robiskie, Romeo, Chud etc… Need a solid winning veteran coach to handle this freak show of personalities. In Hindsight, Gregg Williams was that guy

  6. This is the smartest hire possible. Naturally, Browns being Browns they will go for a retread or a guy who has never won anything or played/coached in the NFL.

  7. mymanotis says:

    December 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Add Eric to the long list of over matched coaches Freedie, Hue, Palmer, Robiskie, Romeo, Chud etc… Need a solid winning veteran coach to handle this freak show of personalities. In Hindsight, Gregg Williams was that guy
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    Gregg is available for interviews… all I’m hearing is crickets though…

  8. rogcar2 says:
    December 31, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    mymanotis says:

    December 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Add Eric to the long list of over matched coaches Freedie, Hue, Palmer, Robiskie, Romeo, Chud etc… Need a solid winning veteran coach to handle this freak show of personalities. In Hindsight, Gregg Williams was that guy
    __________________________

    Gregg is available for interviews… all I’m hearing is crickets though…

    Andy Reid’s Coaches usually do pretty well when they get NFL head coaching jobs.

  9. December 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    When Travis Kelce shoved Bienemy on the sideline, he IMO effectively ended his prospect of ever being a HC. If nothing else, the Browns must have an experienced and respected HC who would not be trifled with.
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    Why? Bieniemy has always been high energy, cut to the point type of guy who is not to be trifled with.

    He didn’t shove Travis Kelce. Kelce shoved him after the fact Eric called him out. Kelce also quickly apologized.

  10. Why don’t they invite Jimmy Raye, Mike Singletary, Chip Kelley or Mike Nolan too? I think even Dan Devine would turn the Browns down if he was still alive!

  11. Mark my words…Browns are nuts if they pass on Bieniemy. He has played the game, so no BS from prima donas, He is a top-notch play designer and has tutored under a winning coach. He has been preparing himself for a HC gig and will bring instant credibility (and will suffer no fools).

    Browns gonna be Browns though and hire another ill-prepared yes-man.

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