Head coaching role 'not in my thought process' – Bieniemy
Eric Bieniemy is content with his new role as offensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders and insists he is not already looking for a head coaching opportunity.
Bieniemy has joined the Commanders after his second Super Bowl win in five years as the Kansas City Chiefs' OC.
Despite his success in that job, the 53-year-old repeatedly failed to land a position as an NFL head coach following a number of interviews.
It is something that will appeal to Bieniemy again in the future, he suggested, but his sole focus for 2023 is on the Commanders.
"Being a head coach right now is not in my thought process," Bieniemy said. "What I'm focused on is being the best coach today; everything else will take care of itself.
"I live in the moment. Right now, my feet are planted here.
"[Getting a head coaching job] hasn't happened. It's not anything that's going to impact me moving forward.
"All that stuff about being the head coach, we can talk about that next year sometime. I'm focused on the job at hand."
Bieniemy's Chiefs offense led the league with 413.6 total net yards per game in 2022 as the Commanders ranked 20th (330.3 yards per game).
That was merely the Chiefs' third-best season under Bieniemy in that regard, while their worst performance saw 379.2 yards per game in 2019 – a mark Washington have topped only four times in their history.