KANSAS CITY MO. Eric Bieniemy admitted his disappointment at not being offered a head coaching job in the NFL despite numerous interviews.
Bieniemy is the offensive coordinator of the police force.Since 2018. “But that doesn't stop me from doing what is right. I'm still breathing, I am alive and I have the chance to work for a champion team. That's what makes it so beautiful.
“I don’t want to be pity. This is who and what I am. “I'm going to keep pushing, keep knocking, because I know who and what I am, and I'm comfortable with the person that I'm trying to be.”
Andy Reid, the Chiefs' offensive coordinator, and coach has given Andy Reid the ticket to an NFL head coaching job. Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy were Bieniemy’s predecessors in this job. Pederson became the head coach, Nagy with theNagy with the .
Pederson is now the Head Coach of the. Nagy was fired in the winter of 2017 and returned to Chiefs as the quarterbacks coach.
Bieniemy, despite being a Chief, has not had the same success in landing a job.At quarterback, the Chiefs have been among the NFL’s highest-scoring team and have played in each of the four AFC Championship Games. After 2019, the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV.
Bieniemy replied, “I just have to go get it,” when he was asked what he needed to do to be a head coach. I'm not looking for comfort. I haven’t received it for any reason. It [doesn't] matter. I will keep knocking at the door, and I will keep trying my best to ensure it happens. This year, my job is to ensure that we take care today of the business that will help us reach our goal. Then it's time to go get the job.
“You can always do better. I will always take a good look at my own self first. I make sure I check every box and that everything is checked. … Personally, I need to ensure that I'm constantly evolving. If you don't evolve you become like dinosaurs and you're gone.
Bieniemy is Black and participated in the NFL’s recent minority accelerator program. This program was for coaches and front-office employees. He stated that the program would allow him and other minorities to get jobs as head coaches.
Bieniemy stated that “I thought the league did an excellent job.” “The only thing we don't have the luxury of is the chance to deal with Tim Terrys. [the Chiefs' senior director of pro personnel, who also participated]It was great to be able to work with Ryan Poles, Brett Veach or the next Brett Veach. This was exciting as you get to meet those behind the scenes that make personnel work.
It breaks down walls when owners are present and you can have a casual conversation. It is a great way to make friends and have honest conversations about everything. I think it was more about people in the industry, like me, getting to know how others view things during that interview process.
“It's outside of a business setting. It's a personal setting that allows you to get to know people. I believe this is important, because Eric Bieniemy is not everyone's friend.