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Atlanta Falcons Eric Bieniemy

Atlanta Falcons Eric Bieniemy

Atlanta Falcons Eric Bieniemy

Eric Bieniemy is a Philadelphia native and former West Point graduate, who earned a degree in International Affairs from University of Pennsylvania. One month before his graduation, Eric got offered a scholarship to study intelligence for the US military, which he accepted and resigned from his chance to play football for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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"Well, he's going to shoot it to you straight, you know, and guys don't have to wonder where they are with EB. I mean he has a way of connecting with guys and getting the most out of him and guys respect that. They respect that they know where they sit with him and know what the demands are. Those are going to be demands that's not only going to benefit that player, but it's going to benefit the organization. So definitely have strong leadership capabilities. I mean, EB is legitimate. Like I said, I've known him since 1996, I got nothing but respect for the guy." – Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough on what would make Bieniemy a great head coach.

"Well, he's going to shoot it to you straight, you know, and guys don't have to wonder where they are with EB. I mean he has a way of connecting with guys and getting the most out of him and guys respect that. They respect that they know where they sit with him and know what the demands are. Those are going to be demands that's not only going to benefit that player, but it's going to benefit the organization. So definitely have strong leadership capabilities. I mean, EB is legitimate. Like I said, I've known him since 1996, I got nothing but respect for the guy." – Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough on what would make Bieniemy a great head coach. (Source: www.atlantafalcons.com)

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Where does this leave us? At the end of the day, still hopeful that Bieniemy can and will get the job, but uncertain about the outcome. From everything we’ve seen in recent days, it seems like the candidate list for the head coaching job is down to five legitimate candidates, with Bieniemy, Brady, Morris, Saleh and Smith on that list. It’s still not clear whether Atlanta plans to hire a new general manager before making a coaching hire—and if so, whether the list of interviewed candidates will expand, especially when coaches currently still in the playoffs become available to talk to—but the number of reports emerging today about the team being down to two or three finalists would suggest we’re getting close.

It can’t be easy to be fired by your school, but Bieniemy became the running backs coach for the lowly 2012 Kansas City Chiefs. After a 2-14 finish, Andy Reid was named the new head coach. Expectations were mile high (pun intended) after their rival Denver Broncos went 13-3 with soon to be MVP Peyton Manning. The Chiefs did manage to go 11-5 that season, and while things were looking up, they had a massive hump to get over. (Source: www.sportstalkatl.com)

 

 

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