Eric Bieniemy found out on Tuesday that he was going to be the next offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. He said that the Chiefs leadership got together to talk about the coordinator position and then he had a long talk with Andy Reid about the job as he accepted it.
We asked several questions about specifics like if he will keep coaching the running backs or how the offense will change but he said this is just day one and he hasn’t gotten there yet.
As for his involvement in the offensive game planning prior to this, he said the running backs touch the entire offense.
“(Matt Nagy) did a great job since he’s been here putting together the offensive game plan along with coach Reid but we all have our input,” Bieniemy said. “As a running back, a lot of people take that for granted. We’re involved in the run game, the pass game and protection. We touched every part of the game plan so I had an impact on basically all the things we were responsible for.”
The most important part here might be Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback of the future. Bieniemy admitted that the Chiefs were planning on moving on from Alex Smith and making Mahomes their starter ... ha, just kidding. He didn’t say that. He said that Mahomes is a very talented player and he also said some really nice things about Alex Smith.
The best quote from Bieniemy, who is very quotable, was when he was asked what he wants a defense to say after playing the Chiefs: “We just played one hell of a team.”