Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy was snubbed yet again for a head coaching job this past cycle in what is becoming an unfortunately annual story. Multiple factors have played a role in this, including the fact that Bieniemy’s Chiefs have been in the past two Super Bowls and the hiring cycle usually wraps up by then. That success also makes Bieniemy’s lack of opportunity puzzling but the veteran coach says he’s focusing on what he can control — and in the meantime calling plays for Patrick Mahomes is a pretty good gig.
“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 via CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. “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 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.”
- According to Mike Klis of 9News, the trial to determine the future ownership of the Broncos between Beth Bowlen-Wallace, Amie Klemmer against trustees Joe Ellis, Rich Slivka and Mary Kelly has been vacated and officially ruled off.
- Kevin Vaughn of 9News reports that the decision was in response to a joint motion from both sides and it’s unclear if any settlement was reached.
Carr also said that the entire offseason went well for the team and he believes GM Mike Mayock and HC Jon Gruden did a good job adding talent.
“We’ve added some pieces in the whole organization that I believe give us a really good chance to win,” Carr said. “I think [Mayock and Gruden have] done an excellent job of getting people that — I said it last year — love football. … This is the ultimate team sport, everybody has to be on the same page, everybody has to be moving in the same direction. We have a group of guys that do that, and we’ve added more talent.
“I keep seeing, you know I love, absolutely love, [reports that] we had the worst offseason, all that kind of stuff. Time will tell. We’ll see. But we believe that we’ve gotten better, and we believe that we’re progressing. It’s an exciting time for me. I’m just going to keep downplaying it because I just get tired of talking about it. I can see it, but we have to go do it.”