Eric Bieniemy is without a doubt the hottest name on the head coaching carousel. He has already completed an interview with the Falcons and has an interview scheduled with the Lions later today.
Bieniemy is the odds on favorite for the Atlanta job and I truly think that owner Arthur Blank will go all out to court his services. Other teams will certainly interview him over the next week.
Him ending up in Los Angeles is a possibility, but there is a pretty serious drawback for him with this job-facing Andy Reid twice a season. Outside of that, the Chargers just haven’t been heavily linked to Bieniemy in a significant way.
He certainly fits the profile for offensive mind, but there’s a lot of questions regarding his Kansas City tenure. How much of the offense was he truly responsible for with arguably the most talented quarterback of all time in addition to one of the league’s greatest head coaches?
That’s a question that his plagued Bieniemy in past HC interviews and it wouldn’t shock me if that feeling reemerges amongst some of the teams with head coaching openings again.
Bieniemy could wind up with the Chargers, but I don’t see him having a desire to coach against Kansas City every year. There are much more tangible connections to Daboll and Smith in Los Angeles than Bieniemy.