Another year and another NFL head coach cycle has come and gone without Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy receiving a promotion. That’s unfortunately the annual trend for the fifth-year play-caller.
For the first time since all the heading coaching vacancies were filled throughout the league, Bieniemy spoke with Chiefs media about his thoughts on not landing a head coach job this offseason.
“In reality it’s tough,” Bieniemy said on June 2. “But I don’t let that keep me from doing what I do. I’m still alive, I’m breathing and I have an opportunity to work for a championship team. That’s the beauty of it.
“I don’t want any pity. This is who I am. I’m going to keep pushing, keep knocking because when it’s all said and done with, I know who I am and I am comfortable with the person I’m striving to be.”
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Bieniemy Reflects on Failed Attempts
During the 2022 hiring cycle, Bieniemy interviewed for the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints head coach jobs. Failing to get either of those jobs marks 14 head coach interviews that haven’t turned into a job offer for Bieniemy over the past four years, according to Nick Jacobs of KSHB 41.
— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) February 7, 2022
Bieniemy reflected on what he needs to do to finally get an NFL head coach job.
“I’ve just got to go get it,” Bieniemy explained. “I’m not seeking any comfort. I haven’t gotten it for whatever reason. It [doesn’t] matter. I’m going to keep knocking on that door and I’m going to keep working my ass off to make sure that it happens. My job this year is to make sure we take care of business that needs to be taken care of today to help us achieve the goal down the road. And then it’s time for me when it’s presented to just go and get the job.
“You can always be better. I’m always going to take a look at myself first. I always make sure that I’m checking everything and checking every box. … Personally I have to make sure that I’m always evolving because if you’re …read more