Texans request interview with Eric Bieniemy

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The Texans’ failure to request a head coaching interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy right after the end of the regular season reportedly rankled quarterback Deshaun Watson and the team is now trying to go in the other direction.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have requested an interview with Bieniemy for their opening.

Bieniemy will not be able to interview with the team until next week at the earliest. Bieniemy was available to interview with the Jets, Jaguars, Chargers, Falcons, and Lions last week because the Chiefs were on a bye, but he won’t be able to speak with the Texans until the Chiefs are done playing.

The Chiefs are the top seeds in the AFC and no one will be surprised if they make it back to the Super Bowl, which would make for a long wait for an interview.

All of that assumes that the request would be met with a positive response from Bieniemy given the team’s reluctance to ask for one before Watson’s displeasure became a matter of public discussion. They were in the process of hiring General Manager Nick Caserio and that likely changed the direction of their coaching search, but they did speak to Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady without having Caserio in place.

65 responses to “Texans request interview with Eric Bieniemy

  1. Is this “due diligence “ and a sincere attempt to evaluate him as a possible head coach or is this just placating their QB/Fan Base? Due to how long it’s taken to happen, I’m sure it is more placating than sincere.

  2. This is worse than when the Bengals missed on a trade because they didn’t get the paperwork in on time. Gee, I wonder if he chooses a team that requested him last minute or a team that made it known early they wanted him to be their guy.

  3. I’m not sold on him as a head coach. I look at him exactly like I looked at McDaniels in NE, and we all know how that worked out when you take the quarterback out of the equation

  4. I said it earlier this year, I’ll say it again. EB is focused on being the heir apparent to Andy Reid. He’s not interested in your poverty franchise.

  5. azjahawkr says:

    January 12, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    If I was EB, I would tell them to pound sand

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    Why, because he has so many people willing to offer him a head coaching job? By all accounts his interviews are terrible and one of if not the main reason he has yet to get a head coaching job so he should be thrilled to interview anywhere if for no other reason than to improve his interview/communication skills.

  6. The Texans hierarchy looks so pathetic & weak right now. They want to interview Eric simply so Watson’s feelings won’t be hurt. Pathetic.

  7. Anytime you let a player hold a team hostage you have a problem. If they wanted to ask Watson what he thought once they were down to just two candidates I think that’s appropriate. But this tantrum shouldn’t be catered to. Green Bay was able to work this out with Aaron Rodgers, but he absolutely wanted to rule the roost. He was repeatedly expressing displeasure with all sorts of things when LaFleur came in. Green Bay did a great job working with Rogers and really didn’t concede anything. They drafted who they wanted, and ran the scheme they wanted, kept Rogers happy, and look where they are now. Texans should use that as a model

  8. amadeus says:

    January 12, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    This is worse than when the Bengals missed on a trade because they didn’t get the paperwork in on time. Gee, I wonder if he chooses a team that requested him last minute or a team that made it known early they wanted him to be their guy.

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    Your logic falls apart be cause he doesnt have multiple teams to choose from, he has multiple interviews and hes yet to be reported as a top candidate for any job other than the media thinking he should be.

  9. Bieniemy is an astute detailed coach and would make an excellent choice. I just wish Minnesota Viking ownership would move to get him before he gets away and is successful elsewhere like other players and coaches who have left the Vikings.

  10. It seems like Bienemy is the answer – sounds like Bienemy will only leave for an ideal situation. Something seems fishy that Bienemy hasn’t been snapped up.

  11. I never understood why the team was interviewing head coaching candidates anyway. The plan was always to put a GM in place and then let them move quickly to fill the head coach role. Interviewing candidates before the GM was in place seemed premature.

    Hopefully this is Caserio running the process in the correct manner. But you’re going to have some work to do to convince Bieniemy that it’s not a token interview.

  12. Chiefs should deny the interview request. Force the Texans to deal Watson and eliminate any threat that the Texans pose (In any) to the rest of AFC for years to come.

  13. With all the bad trades that the Texans made and with their high draft choices gone, there are better HC jobs than with the Texans. Other teams with some talent have a better chance to improve with their own and some with multiple high draft choices to use. Plus the Texans organization seems questionable – with a certain high level exec with a questionable background that seems to have influence with a questiomable owner.

  14. Whoever is in charge of the Texans search for a HC is completely inept.

    It makes absolutely no sense that they’re willing to wait put their coaching search on hold until after the Super Bowl to interview EB and risk missing out on candidates who sign with other teams in the meantime.

    My sympathies, Texans fans.

  15. phillipriversthrowingmotion says:

    I said it earlier this year, I’ll say it again. EB is focused on being the heir apparent to Andy Reid. He’s not interested in your poverty franchise.

    I’ve been thinking he’s waiting for someone to retire, like Andy Reid or Sean Payton, instead of going to a team that is a train-wreck.

  16. Game, set, match to Deshaun Watson.

    Simply a move to appease him. Bieniemy stands no chance of actually being hired.

  17. amadeus says:
    January 12, 2021 at 2:15 pm
    This is worse than when the Bengals missed on a trade because they didn’t get the paperwork in on time. Gee, I wonder if he chooses a team that requested him last minute or a team that made it known early they wanted him to be their guy.

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    I just thought about that as I was watching the Alabama v Ohio St game last night. Wasn’t former Alabama QB guy one of the players? McArron or somehting like that? What a cluster, even for those teams.

  18. Or they just rightly waited until they had a General Manager in the building to continue their search. Or did you all want Cal McNair and Jack Easterby hiring the coach…

  19. EB would be a solid choice for HC of the Texans. Watson would thrive in an offense similar to that of KC. The big challenge for EB and the Texans brass would be to obtain the talent around Watson necessary to resemble KC.

  20. Chiefs should deny the interview request.
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    They cannot deny him an interview for HC because it would be a promotion. They can only deny him an interview for a lateral position.

  21. I heard on the down low it would be the manager from Lefty’s Famous Cheesesteaks –

  22. I doubt he is comparing offers. There are a lot of failed head coaches who were previously coordinators of very successful head coaches. And usually, they were blessed with having a very talented roster.

  23. I hope Deshaun’s first read is to see right through this obvious attempt at pandering to him without ANY intention to hire EB. Heaven knows if it’s not his first read, he will never see it. 🙂

    I also hope EB sees through this and PROMPTLY removes his name from consideration.

  24. KC’s next coach is Kafka, KC is hopeful someone hires him so they don’t have to deal with it in a few years. And if bad teams don’t want EB, what makes people think good teams, who might be losing a coach to retirement, would want him?

  25. This is all for show to calm Watson down. The interview isn’t scheduled until AFTER the Super Bowl. Odds are that the Texans will choose a HC before then.

    Besides, why would EB want to work for the clown-show that is the Texans.

  26. Too Late…………

    Lets not kid ourselves – -If he doesn’t have Mahomes he wouldn’t be a hot commodity

  27. If he’s happy in Kansas City if I were him I would just stay put. The Chiefs are a Ferrari. The Texans is the car up on cinder blocks in front of the double wide.

  28. This is a really bad look for Houston, caving to a player’s demands. Who’s running the show? I wouldn’t even want the interview if it was only to pacify Watson.

  29. What a pathetic display by the Texans. Bienemy must turn them down…he can do much better. The Texans will not win with current ownership in place.

  30. Bieniemy is taking the Chargers job. They have way more talent on the roster than Houston, as well as cap space and all their draft picks. It’s easily the best job opening. In Houston, it’s Watson and a bunch of average players, along with no cap space or draft picks. They will end up with a retread like Caldwell or someone similar.

  31. “By all accounts his interviews are terrible.”
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    All accounts? You mean media or “sources?” Name one name.

  32. amadeus says:
    January 12, 2021 at 2:15 pm
    This is worse than when the Bengals missed on a trade because they didn’t get the paperwork in on time. Gee, I wonder if he chooses a team that requested him last minute or a team that made it known early they wanted him to be their guy.
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    Woah Woah Woah, I NEVER defend the Bengals, but that was the Browns that failed to turn in the paperwork for the McCarron trade. That was all on Hue Jackson and the baseball guy running the show in Cleveland.

  33. Much like Dan Quinn and the Falcons way back when, I expect EB will be the first coach ‘hired’ but the last hiring announced. It’s mostly likely decided already.

  34. The Texans could have avoided this whole thing in the first place by just interviewing Bieniemy if the first place!!! You can’t make this stupid stuff that the Texans do. I hope the new GM Nick Caserio known what he got himself involved with. LOL

  35. If Bieniemy is smart he’ll use the Texans as leverage and fo literally anywhere else. That team is a steaming pile of garbage from the owner on down. RUN AWAY

  36. Why don’t you just give Watson 75% ownership too? You can’t make this stuff up. I don’t know who’s worse, Watson or owner/management of the Texans.

  37. Anyone interested in learning about EB should watch Time’s Yours – Andy Reid on youtube. EB is a big part of that – he’s smart, focused, funny, and competitive. Any team would be lucky to have him. I say this as a Chiefs fan knowing he could be competing against us twice a year. He’s earned his chance.

  38. How insanely rude and stupid!!

    The guy had a week off (the first round bye week) to do stuff like interview.

    Caserio is making the team look weak and dumb with this request.

    Should’ve just stuck to your guns and made it look like you got your guy and hire Caldwell.

    Caldwell will win a ton of regular season games and should appease Watson.

    Now you guys just look worse.

  39. Under these circumstances, even if the Texans were to offer Bieniemy the job, he couldn’t take it.

  40. sterling7 says:
    January 12, 2021 at 2:33 pm
    Bieniemy is an astute detailed coach and would make an excellent choice. I just wish Minnesota Viking ownership would move to get him before he gets away and is successful elsewhere like other players and coaches who have left the Vikings.
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    Now tell us how Andy Reid does the offensive play-calling for the Chiefs.

  41. Now? Would he even take the position? Trade Watson to Detroit for a one and Stafford. Let him see some real owners jack him around.

  42. I’m a Texans fan and I would love to have Eric Bieniemy as HC, but if I’m EB, I’m telling Houston to kick rocks. Why would I take a job from the only team with a HC vacancy that didn’t even contact me for an interview until there were rumblings about losing their franchise QB?

  43. so those who think eb is holding out for Andy to leave.. Andy just signed a new long contract to help secure him as Patrick’s Hc before Patrick signed this huge back ended contract. Andy’s commitment to the chiefs was important to Patrick.

  44. Predictions:

    Jags – Urban Meyer
    Jets – Eric Bieniemy
    Texans – Jim Caldwell
    Eagles – Duce Staley
    Falcons – Joe Brady
    Lions – Robert Saleh
    Chargers – Brian Daboll

  45. Hire EB, then trade Watson anyway. Show him who’s boss.

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    Umm, Watson has a no trade clause.

  46. eyestrike11 says:

    January 12, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    “By all accounts his interviews are terrible.”
    ——————

    All accounts? You mean media or “sources?” Name one name.

    ———-
    Sure let’s break it down for you, hes a successful coordinator who has been interviewed multiple times and gotten zero job offers so either you can be a conspiracy theorist and try to race bait or you can use logic to say by all accounts since no team offered him a job and less teams are interested in even interviewing him than last year that yes he is horrible at interviews. Its callled deductive reasoning, also google “by all accounts” and maybe you’ll understand the phrase instead of questioning its validity.

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