Head coach Andy Reid opened the door to NFL Combine media availability by shooting down a “fabricated” report about his relationship with Eric Bieniemy.
This week’s focus may have been on the NFL Combine, but Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took advantage of the opportunity in Indianapolis to tackle something else that was at stake on his team.
Reid was clearly surprised to return from the break after breaking out of the Kansas City playoffs to find out he and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy are on the sidelines.
The head coach said he “wants to stop doing that.”
Andy Reid says Eric Bieniemy’s reports are “fabricated”
“This whole thing with Eric Bieniemy was made up. We went on vacation and then over two weeks later I came back and suddenly I didn’t like Eric and Eric didn’t like me and Pat Mahomes and everyone else. That is not the case. We all get on really well and I’m glad he’s back with us and rolling,” Reid said.
Despite all the commotion surrounding Bieniemy’s relationship with the rest of the coaching staff and Patrick Mahomes, he is expected to return to the Chiefs as offensive coordinator. So apparently the situation in KC is good enough not to lead to a breakup.
Biemiemy has worked with the captains since 2013. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2018 and has held that role since, helping guide Mahomes and the captains to a Super Bowl and four AFC title appearances in each of the last four years.
The assistant is again a candidate for the NFL head coach job this season but he has been turned over to other options. The idea of him leaving the Chiefs to switch to an offensive dispatcher came shortly after.
Now that Reid has spoken on the matter, Kansas City fans don’t have to worry about an OC search.
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