Eric Bieniemy: I’m going to focus on what I need to focus on

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Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy interviewed for more head coaching jobs this offseason, but he did not land any of the openings around the league.

That’s been a bone of contention for those who feel that the color of Bieniemy’s skin is working against him because his qualifications are enough to earn a chance at a top job. During Tuesday’s media availability, Bieniemy was asked about dealing with questions like that for another year.

Bieniemy said he “learned a long time ago how to persevere through adversity” and explained that his approach to doing so is to concentrate on the task at hand.

“I’m going to focus on what I need to focus on. . . . It’s making sure whatever’s happening with Eric Bieniemy isn’t distracting us from pursuing our goals. . . . You move on by making sure we’re focused on the goal. And the goal has always been to win the Super Bowl,” Bieniemy said.

Bieniemy said he has not spoken to any of the teams he interviewed with to receive feedback on the process. He said he’ll turn back to handling his own business on Monday or “maybe even Tuesday after I take a nap.”

9 responses to “Eric Bieniemy: I’m going to focus on what I need to focus on

  1. You know, in today’s climate, background is important as well. Bienemy might not be passing team’s background check. He has a lengthy rap sheet from his days as a player, including multiple assaults, DUI, etc. One of the assaults was against a female.

    It might not be politically correct to point these things out, but those could be held against him during these processes.

  2. I think getting his past out in the open will help him. It looks bad when the people vying for him don’t discuss it. But if it’s acknowledged and he says that was a long time ago, it won’t be so hard to sell to your owner and fan base. Chicago, Minnesota, maybe Dallas and a couple others will be looking for new head coaches next year. I’ll make a prediction now and say he gets one of those jobs.

  3. “been a bone of contention for those who feel that the color of Bieniemy’s skin is working against him”
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    Saleh and Culley PROVE otherwise.

  4. Can we please leave this alone already? The reason he doesn’t have a job is simple…. his team plays late and by the time he could say yes to a job, every team gets jittery feet and has their head coach hired already. Honestly, simple as that.

  5. rodgersfeeblecollarbone says: ”

    Can we please leave this alone already? The reason he doesn’t have a job is simple…. his team plays late and by the time he could say yes to a job, every team gets jittery feet and has their head coach hired already. Honestly, simple as that.”
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    Stop using the Super Bowl as an EXCUSE:

    Brian Flores, hired after SB LIII.
    Matt Patrica, hired after SB LII.
    Kyle Shanahan, hired after SB LI.
    Dan Quinn, hired after SB XLIX.

  6. I think with Eric Bieniemy, his questionable conduct in the past is a bigger impediment to him landing a head coaching job than the color of his skin.

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