LeSean McCoy told reporters at the podium during Super Bowl LVI that it's 'about time' that Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy gets a head coaching job in the NFL. However, fast forward two years later, McCoy switched up his stance on his former coach during an appearance on I Am Athlete Tonight.
With only a minute left to go in the program, McCoy brought up Bieniemy's name, first stating that he only stayed in Kansas City for one season because of him, telling the co-hosts on the show that there's "a reason" why no NFL franchise has hired him as a head coach.
“There’s a reason why every year they hype him up to get a job and then when the time comes nobody hires him because they know the type of coach he really is,” McCoy said.
McCoy then brought up how Bieniemy would talk poorly to some of the players on the roster, claiming that some would take the verbal abuse but not him. He also added that it's not his race that's holding Bieniemy back from getting a head coaching job.
"Listen, because some players, he talks a certain way and some players will take it. I wouldn’t take it,” McCoy said. “Some of the questions I would ask, everybody is accountable. That’s why [he’s not getting a head coaching job]. It’s not because he is a black coach. That’s not the reason — the reason is — I won’t get into that."
Continuing his rant, McCoy added that his production took a major dip due to the two's disagreements with each other.
During his lone season in Kansas City, McCoy rushed for 465 yards and four rushing touchdowns on 101 carries during the regular season. Once the postseason came around, McCoy only saw one snap during the entirety of the Chiefs' Super Bowl run that season.
Bieniemy, who has been the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs for four seasons signed a one-year extension back in February. Despite what McCoy would say, Bieniemy has transformed the Chiefs into one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl in the process -- which many point out as one of the reasons he should get a shot as a head coach in the league. The Chiefs offense was ranked first in yards in both 2018 and 2020 and first in points in 2018
Last offseason, Bieniemy was interviewed for damn near every head coaching vacancy but was passed over yet again. This offseason was no different, having interviewed for the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints jobs to no avail.
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