LeSean McCoy on why Eric Bieniemy isn’t an NFL head coach

LeSean McCoy is not a member of the Eric Bieniemy fan club.

Bieniemy, the 52-year-old offensive coordinator of the Chiefs, has been considered by the media to be a top NFL head coaching candidate but several cycles have come and gone without him landing a job.

McCoy, who played on the Chiefs in 2019, appeared on SiriusXM’s “I am Athlete Tonight” and blasted his former coordinator.

“There’s a reason why every year they keep hyping him up to get a head coaching job, or an offensive coordinator job somewhere else, and he doesn’t get one,” McCoy said.

“He talks to players a certain way, and some players would take it. I wouldn’t take it. There’s some questions I’m gonna ask. Everyone’s accountable. It’s not because he’s a black coach [that he’s not getting hired]. That’s not the reason. “

McCoy continued, saying that “no one hires him because they know what type of coach he really is.”

LeSean McCoy blasted his former offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy this week.
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McCoy was running up on the deadline of the program when he launched into this, so any elaboration will have to come at a later time.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked about the remarks from McCoy, whom he also coached for a number of years on the Eagles, by reporters on Thursday.

“Sometimes it’s hard on a veteran player,” Reid said. “Maybe their performance level isn’t what it used to be – and it’s hard to take [criticism] sometimes. [Bieniemy’s] going to push you to try to maximize what you’ve got. That’s one of his strengths.

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has gone several cycles without landing a head coaching job.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has gone several cycles without landing a head coaching job.
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“He’s no different than he is with you guys. He’ll come in and shoot you straight. Sometimes you want to hear it. Sometimes you don’t. ”

Reid made it clear that he has not lost his admiration for his former running back.

“I’m a big LeSean fan,” Reid said. “In my eyes, he’s a future Hall of Fame running back. If you look at it statistically, he’s tremendous. But he wasn’t the youngest pup in the kennel here. He was on the back side [of his career] – and sometimes that’s hard to take. ”

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