By Max Harper
Eric Bieniemy says he had an inkling that challenge would be away from Kansas City. But being a head coach – a job he’s interviewed for with 15 different teams since 2019 – is something he is not currently thinking about.
“I’m focusing on being the best coach that I can be today,” said Bieniemy, he Commanders’ new defensive coordinator and assistant head. coach.
“Being a head coach, if that’s to happen, it will take care of itself.
“I can’t worry about the things I can’t control.”
Commanders head coach Ron Rivera was watching the NFL postseason when he saw the Chiefs score points with personnel he considers similar to that of Washington, outside of quarterback.
He wanted a playsheet that matched the talent on the Commanders’ roster, and Bieniemy became Rivera’s primary target after the first week of evaluating potential offensive coordinators.
In Washington, Bieniemy will take on play-calling duties for the first time in his NFL career.