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Eric Bieniemy: Clyde Edwards-Helaire “looked pretty good” in return to practice
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is back on the practice field for the Chiefs and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy gave his work a good review on Thursday Bieniemy told reporters that Edwards-Helaire “looked pretty good” in his first practice session since being designated for return from injured reserve. Edwards-Helaire missed the last four games with a [more]Bieniemy told reporters that Edwards-Helaire “looked pretty good” in his first practice session since being designated for return from injured reserve.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been one of the NFL’s hottest head coaching candidates for years, but so far he hasn’t received an offer. Nonetheless, Bieniemy thinks he’s going to be a head coach some day.
Bieniemy is interviewed in John Feinstein’s book Raise a Fist, Take a Knee, and he expresses confidence that a job offer is coming.
“I have to take the approach that those jobs were not supposed to be the job that I get,” Bieniemy says, via the Kansas City Star. “because I know if I keep working at what I do and we continue to have success, sooner or later someone is going to sit in a room with me and say, ‘You’re the guy.’ I just have to be patient.”
Eric Bieniemy tells Chiefs’ playmakers: Just hand the ball to the ref to avoid taunting penalties
In the Chiefs’ most recent game, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire picked up a 15-yard taunting penalty for pointing at a defender on his way into the end zone. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was not happy about it. Bieniemy said he’s been talking to the Chiefs’ offensive playmakers about how they should avoid taunting players, [more]Bieniemy said he’s been talking to the Chiefs’ offensive playmakers about how they should avoid taunting players, and his rule is simple: If you score a touchdown, hand the ball to the official and go celebrate on the sideline..
At the league level, the NFL has said it considers increasing the number of Black head coaches a priority. But the inability of Bieniemy to get a head-coaching job has led to questions about whether individual teams have the same priorities.
“I know when someone is hiring they aren’t just looking for talent, necessarily, or what’s on your resume,” Bieniemy said. “They want to feel comfortable with that person. I haven’t been in too many interviews where the guy interviewing me as looked like me. Or I guess you could say where I looked like him.”
Bieniemy is in his fourth year as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator. He previously spent five seasons as the Chiefs’ running backs coach. Overall he has 21 years in coaching at the NFL and college level, following a nine-year playing career.
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