LeSean McCoy: “What’s his [Eric Bieniemy] value? What makes him a good offensive coordinator? The problem is, a lot of these people who go on social media— ‘HE SHOULD BE THE GUY FOR THE JOB!’, they haven’t played there, they’re not in the locker room. I’ve been in the rooms where he’s coaching and he has nothing to do with the pass game at all. When the plays are designed, that’s Andy Reid. When you talk about offensive coordinators, I can tell you what makes Brian Daboll with the Giants, a very, very good coordinator. I can tell you what Andy Reid or Doug Pederson… But when I ask about Eric Bieniemy, what makes him good? When we watch the film or practices and we correct the wide receivers, the running backs, the quarterbacks— he doesn’t talk in there, Andy Reid talks in there. He may say things to the running backs because he’s an ex-running backs coach, I get that, but he has no real responsibility. Now you go from the Chiefs where you can hide behind Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid, then you go to Washington where you gotta call plays? You gotta run the meetings, you gotta run the installs… My last issue with him is— what makes Andy Reid so great, not just the play calls, but adapting to the players. For Bieniemy, my first practice I couldn’t believe it, he was dog-cussing the players. And not just the regular players, Kelce, and other players, so it’s hard for me… I’m rooting for him because he’s a Black coach, and I love to see Black coaches win, also he’s a running backs coach and running backs coaches never get a chance to be offensive coordinators. The last one was like Anthony Lynn, so I want that to do well for him. But if I have to do my job and be honest, where is the true value at?”
Emmanuel Acho: “Does it [Bieniemy not getting a head coaching opportunity] have anything to do with him being Black, in your opinion?"
McCoy: “Absolutely not. People want to win. The color thing, I get it, there should be more Black coaches, I definitely believe that, but if you’re coming from the Chiefs, they wanna win, it has nothing to do with the color barrier at all.”
Watch Former Kansas City Chiefs running back and current FS1 host LeSean McCoy explain why he wasn’t impressed with the now-former Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy during McCoy’s time with the team in 2019 and 2020.
Check out the segment above as McCoy questions Bieniemy’s actual role with the Chiefs under Hall of Fame coach Andy Reid, saying Bieniemy ‘had no real responsibility’, and added that Bieniemy ‘had nothing to do with the passing game at all.’