By: Kyle Stracher (Twitter: @DarthSpooz)
Who will the Shiny Head Coach in Philadelphia?
After Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles had a very disappointing season for the Eagles, the front office decided it was time for him to go.
In his five years as Head Coach, the Eagles went 42-37-1. Not bad, but by no means superb.
After this year where Pederson could not get things rolling, the Eagles finished 4-11-1 and last in the NFC East, solidifying the end of Pederson’s time in Philadelphia. After the firing, here are the Top 5 candidates to fill Philadelphia’s coaching vacancy.
Eric Bieniemy has been on people’s radar for the past two years now. He is the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs where he boasts one of the most explosive offenses in NFL history.
In Bieniemy’s three years as OC for Kansas city, they have been Top 5 in wins every year, Top 6 in points every year, number one in yards 2/3 years, and Top 7 in giveaways every year.
Eric Bieniemy has off-field concerns which hasn’t been widely spoken: Involved in a bar altercation after being called a racial slur (in college), along with a DUI (back in 2001).
On the field, Bieniemy is a giant reason for the success we see from Kansas city on the offensive side of the ball. Both Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles give him credit as a running backs coach for their success.
Bieniemy has been coaching under Andy Reid for three seasons as the OC, but he’s coached under Big Red for eight long seasons (RBs coach). Bieniemy is 51 years old, which isn’t awful in coaching years.
Considering this would be Bieniemy’s first head coaching gig, it is a bit of a risk. However, the Jets have already requested an interview with him as well as the Texans, Falcons, and the Eagles are reported to be in the works of requesting an interview.
All in all, Bieniemy said his focus is on the Cleveland Browns this weekend and ultimately bringing another Lombardi trophy to Kansas City in Feb.