KANSAS City, Mo. Eric Bieniemy expressed his disappointment that he was not able to secure a job as a head coach in the NFL, despite several interviews.
Bieniemy is the offensive coordinator of the team.Since 2018. “But that doesn't stop me from doing what is right. I'm still breathing, I'm alive, and I have the opportunity to work with a championship team. That's what makes it so beautiful.
“I don't need any 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 was the Chiefs' offensive coach and the head coach. This has allowed him to get a head coaching job in the NFL. Doug Pederson, Bieniemy's predecessor, and Matt Nagy were both head coaches.Nagy with the .
Pederson is now the Head Coach of the. Nagy was fired in the winter of 2017 and returned to Chiefs as quarterbacks coach.
Bieniemy isn't as successful in landing a job, despite the Chiefs having.The Chiefs' quarterback team was among the NFL's most successful and has participated in all four AFC Championship Games. After 2019, the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV.
Bieniemy stated, “I've just got the to go get that,” when asked about what he should do to secure a position as a head-coach. “I don't seek any comfort. It's not something I want. It [doesn't] matter. I'm going keep knocking on the door. I'm going keep working hard to make it happen. My job for this year is making sure that we take care business today in order to reach the goals down the line. Then it's time to go get the job.
“You can always improve. 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 must ensure that I am always learning because if I don't you will become extinct like the dinosaurs.
Bieniemy is Black and participated in the NFL’s recent minority accelerator program. This program was for coaches and front-office employees. He claimed that the program would enable him and other minorities to be hired as head-coaches.
Bieniemy stated, “I really thought that the league did a great 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]The chance to work with Ryan Poles, Brett Veach or the next Brett Veach. It was thrilling because you now get to meet people who work behind the scenes in personnel.
“It breaks down barriers by just being able to sit there and have a conversation with owners. It's a way to break down barriers when you can just sit there and look at someone and have a real conversation about anything. This was more about industry professionals like me getting the chance to get to know each other and how they view things as they go through the interview process.
It's not in 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.