Andy Reid says Eric Bieniemy has nothing more to prove, just needs an opportunity

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Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was passed over again this year despite being a popular head-coaching candidate, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says there’s nothing more for Bieniemy to do.

Asked what else Bieniemy has to do to be prepared to be a head coach, Reid’s answer was simple: Nothing.

“I really don’t think he needs to work on anything to be a head coach. He’s ready to go. He just needs the opportunity,” Reid said.

Reid said that when he thinks of an assistant coach who has what it takes to be a head coach, he thinks of Bieniemy.

“I’m Eric Bieniemy’s biggest fan. I think he’d be a great head coach,” Reid said. “When I talk about leaders of men, you’re not going to find a finer one than Eric Bieniemy. He knows the buttons to push, he’s got a great offensive mind, he’s our offensive coordinator, he organizes everything, he’s the one that’s calling the plays into the quarterback.”

Bieniemy has everything except a job offer. Perhaps that will come in 2021.

17 responses to “Andy Reid says Eric Bieniemy has nothing more to prove, just needs an opportunity

  1. He does deserve an opportunity.

    As a GIANTS fan, I would be hesitant to have a guy as OC come and be HC.

    It backfired on us twice.

    But Bienemy has done a great job in KC.

    Hopefully he gets a shot next year.

  2. Agree completely. You give give your team a much better opportunity to be successful from the Andy Reid coaching tree than the failures from the Belichick tree.

  3. First it was “he doesn’t call plays”. SMH. Neither Doug Pederson or Nagy called plays. EB relates well to players and has the instant respect of players, because he himself is a former player. Someone above says “he’s overrated. What do people SEE that makes him a head coach”…..As if you would qualify to determine who’s a head coach and who isn’t. By the way, we know exactly what you “SEE”. But, when anyone states the obvious, were the ones with the distorted view. SMH

  4. The Chiefs should name him the heir apparent for their team and groom him to take over the machine that Porky Pig built. This should be a no brainer. Make it so, KC!

  5. Andy Reid is an excellent leader. He gets results. He develops talent and he’s unafraid to help his guys obtain better jobs. That makes him the kind of guy people want to work with and play for. He’s getting the best out of his team. Bravo.

  6. AutonomousThinker7 says:

    Someone above says “he’s overrated. What do people SEE that makes him a head coach”…..As if you would qualify to determine who’s a head coach and who isn’t. By the way, we know exactly what you “SEE”…
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    Change my mind. Fill me in. What has he done that makes him head coaching material in the NFL.

  7. “he’s the one that’s calling the plays into the quarterback”, yes, after Andy calls the plays to Eric.

    Andy should cut the cord and let the man call plays like a true OC so he can prove if he has what it takes to be a HC. Andy is what’s holding him back, nothing else.

  8. I understand the aptitude of everyone in this thread isn’t the same. Let me help you.

    You ask what has he done? He leads an offensive unit that’s playing in the super bowl. He had input on drafting the current future HOF QB (as did everyone on offense), he was largely responsible for identifying a small school RB named Kareem Hunt who he then later coached to lead the league in rushing (I believe as a rookie). He also has experience calling plays himself. He has coached countless pro bowlers. Compare that with others who have gotten HC opportunities in recent years. But again, I understand it’s bigger than that. I also understand that there is a certain demographic that these type of issues NEVER happen to. So how can anyone ever expect them to understand something they’ve never experienced?

  9. Andy’s holding EB back? As they represent the AFC in the SB…

    Maybe EB has just been given a lifeline from Andy. It worked for Nagy and Pederson, maybe EB should just be thankful.

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