If the Chiefs falter, we may see a reunion with Eric Bieniemy

Typically sure pairings in life turn into so profitable that they’re without end tied on the hip within the minds of the lots. In sports activities, we see it on a regular basis, irrespective of how the connection ends. Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick will at all times be tied to 1 one other identical to Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson, and the listing goes on. We don’t normally get the reunion (if ever) till a few years later, like we’ve seen just lately with Jones and Johnson. One pairing that cut up up not too way back that appears like they’re headed for a fast relaunch is the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Eric Bieienmy.

Perhaps it sounds hasty or farfetched, however there isn’t an excellent sense of hope for Washington elevating Bieniemy to go coach to exchange Ron Rivera. Bieniemy was introduced in to enhance the offense and Washington wasn’t horrible on that entrance, however there wasn’t an enormous enchancment, if any, over the earlier yr.

With Bieniemy in a state of limbo, it’s solely pure we’d start to listen to rumors a few potential return to KC. This makes much more sense following the “down” year the Chiefs had ending the common season 11-6. Kansas Metropolis hadn’t gained fewer than 12 video games since Patrick Mahomes turned the full-time starter in 2018. The yr earlier than that they managed 10 wins behind Alex Smith with Mahomes on the bench as a rookie.

After profitable the staff’s second Tremendous Bowl final yr, it was comprehensible why Bieniemy would need to get away from head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs. Not as a result of there have been unhealthy emotions, however as a result of Bieniemy wished to face on his personal. Though it wasn’t as a head coach, which continues to be puzzling seeing how each different coordinator, offense, or protection will get a shot after one or two profitable campaigns with out even profitable a hoop. It doesn’t matter both in the event that they referred to as performs as a result of we’ve seen loads of examples of that outdoors of Bieniemy.

An excessive amount of shade to go residence?

Having the items in place is simply as vital because the coach laying out the chess board. The Commanders have some items on offense, however not just like the Chiefs, and that’s even with them having what is taken into account a down yr. There was speak early on of gamers taking situation with Bieienemy’s teaching strategies. This was one thing LeSean McCoy highlighted upon Bieniemy’s exit from KC. That’s been one of many knocks on him for a while, the best way he interacts with gamers.

Whereas a number of former Chiefs got here to Bieniemy’s protection, we noticed in Washington what McCoy was speaking about. Some Commanders gamers had an issue with the best way Bieniemy talked to them on the sphere. Older generations may name gamers mushy for this, however you possibly can’t speak to everybody the identical means. Some gamers will take in that aggression and use it as gasoline, whereas others could shut down altogether. Then there are these gamers who will fireplace proper again on the coach.

No matter his quirks, Bieniemy appears like a Chief. That they had such an excellent run over a five- or six-year span that it solely feels proper that Bieniemy ended up again in Kansas Metropolis after a lackluster stint within the nation’s capital. If the Commanders supply him the top teaching place, in fact he’s obtained to take it, however that doesn’t look like it’ll be the case. The best way it stacks up this yr is, if it’s not in Washington, Bieniemy will in all probability be handed over as soon as once more.

Couple that with how the Chiefs have looked offensively (can’t blame the whole lot on Taylor Swift) and even when he by no means calls performs, there’s simply one thing that works with Bieniemy and KC. If the Chiefs endure an early out within the playoffs you possibly can assure speak of Bieniemy heading again to KC will start to warmth up.