Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator
One name that has circled around many different organizations over the last couple of years in the coaching carousel has been Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy. Luckily for Seattle and unbeknown to many, Bieniemy will once again be available for interviews as a head coach this offseason.
Bieniemy is certainly someone who belongs in the conversation, especially if you are looking for an offensive mind. His resume speaks for itself. The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most dominant offensive teams over the last 5 years. It is a large reason why they have gone to back-to-back Super Bowls with a chance to make their third straight this February. Another thing to keep in mind is that when you sometimes evaluate a head coach, you need to consider where he is coming from. In other words, what coaching tree does he belong to?
Well, Bieniemy has worked with Andy Reid, arguably the smartest offensive mind in the world. What I find most intriguing about Bieniemy is that he can fit in well with this Seahawks offense. Seattle and Kansas City both have a reliance on the explosive play. In fact, they have been both quite successful at doing so over the last couple of years. The major difference is that Kansas City’s big-play ability comes from play design while Seattle hits the majority of their big plays off the play action. Something that can only work if you establish the run.
The dynamic routes and play calls that stem from Andy Reid can really do wonders in Seattle. While you may have seen Kansas City’s struggles against Cover 2 this past season, Reid and Bieniemy showed their resilience in being able to overcome those issues. I really believe Bieniemy and Wilson would be a great pairing.