LeSean McCoy has offered an explanation for Eric Bieniemy’s failure to land a head coaching job that has nothing to do with race.
McCoy, who spent 12 years in the NFL before retiring in 2020, won Super Bowls with both the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s currently employed as an analyst for FS1.
The former running back was on the network’s show, Speak, this week, where he discussed Bieniemy’s struggles. McCoy reckons the new Washington Commanders offensive coordinator doesn’t deserve the top job as he brings no value.
The 34-year-old recalled his experiences with the OC at Kansas City, claiming he mostly worked with the running backs and Andy Reid was actually responsible for the passing plays.
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What’s his value?” McCoy asked. “What makes him a good offensive coordinator?”
See, the problem is, a lot of these people that go on social media, ‘oh, he should be the guy for the job.’ They haven’t played there. They’re not in the locker room. I’ve been in the rooms where he’s coaching. He has nothing to do with the pass game, at all. When the plays are designed, that’s Andy Reid.
When you talk about offensive coordinators, I could tell you what makes [Giants coach] Brian Daboll a very, very good coordinator. I could tell you what Andy Reid or Doug Pederson [is]. But when I ask about Eric Bieniemy, what makes him good?
McCoy implied that he expects Bieniemy to fail with the Commanders as he won’t have Reid and Patrick Mahomes to hide behind.
“Absolutely not,” he replied when asked whether he thought race had anything to do with it.
McCoy added that he is rooting for Bieniemy, despite his personal feelings, but is only being honest and speaking from experience.
While there will be folks who agree with McCoy, lots of fans have pointed out that he’s simply being salty because he was benched during KC’s previous Super Bowl run.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.