Andy Reid put on a coaching masterclass in Sunday’s Super Bowl 57, with the Kansas City Chiefs completely turning things around in the second half after going down by 10 points against the Philadelphia Eagles.
However, a report from The Athletic’s Rustin Dodd has credited KC’s offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy with the win as he’s understood to have made an interesting discovery that led to two easy touchdowns against Philadelphia’s formidable defense.
The TDs were identical, with Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore walking them in on opposite ends of the field. And, according to Dodd, Bienemy got the idea by viewing game film from a regular-season Eagles game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On Saturday night, Bieniemy had put a play up on the screen for everyone on the Chiefs’ offense to see. It came from the Eagles’ game against the Jaguars earlier this season, and it featured Jacksonville receiver Jamal Agnew faking as if he were going in motion before stopping, reversing course and getting open for a touchdown.
(Bieniemy) put it on tape and said: ‘Hey, like, if they do this, this guy is wide open. It’s man (coverage),’” Henne said. “They’re just trying to protect themselves from the jet sweep and trying to bubble over the top and get an extra player (on the other side of the field). But we faked the jet twice, and they didn’t figure it out.– The Athletic
Twitter user Nate Christensen found the pertinent footage after the report was published.
Bieniemy is likely to stay with the Chiefs in 2023 but could find himself in the top seat at another team soon enough, or even in KC as Reid may choose to retire at any point after next season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.