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Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy Not Upset About Being Passed Over For Head Coaching Jobs

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Just a few months ago, it seemed like a no-brainer that Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy would secure a head coaching job for the 2021 season.

Though it seems that many teams with vacancies considered him, Bieniemy didn’t get a head coaching position after all and will spend another year as an OC in the NFL.

It’s not all bad though. He gets to coach quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and he also has been to the last two Super Bowls, winning one and falling short this past season.

Bieniemy isn’t feeling down about his situation and says that he’s blessed to be in the position he’s in with the Chiefs.

“At the end of the day, like I always tell folks, I don’t allow anything to dictate my outcome or my future,” Bieniemy said recently.

“So the only thing we can do, alright, is to continue going back to work and to continue chopping wood. And when it’s all said and done, we all are blessed to be placed in the situations that we are in because — first and foremost — we do have a job.

“I am blessed and fortunate to be working with a Hall of Fame head coach. On top of that, the quarterback (Patrick Mahomes) ain’t bad, either.

“And we’ve had a great deal of success since we’ve been here. So I’m not complaining at all. Would I like to be a head coach? Yes I would. But you know what? It’s going to happen, at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.”

Many felt that Bieniemy would wind up as the head coach of the Houston Texans, but that position went to Ravens assistant David Culley.

Maybe in the 2021 offseason, Bieniemy will finally reach his goal of being an NFL head coach, a position he’s deserved for years.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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