7DnBrnc53 Posted February 21 Share Posted February 21 10 hours ago, AnAngryAmerican said: I hope this isn’t too sensitive to discuss here. But I’m curious as to everyone’s thoughts about the EB hire by Washington. The media line, at least the national media’s line, is that he hasn’t gotten a HC job yet because of a)racism and b)he’s coached under Andy Reid who has a big hand in the offense. Those arguing A cite Matt Nagy’s and Doug Pederson’s HC opportunities relative to EB’s zero. The thinking is now he can stand on his own with a defensive minded HC who is widely respected and takes a CEO role, thereby allowing EB free-reign on offense where he will prove he’s in fact a brilliant offensive mind and will get his long overdo HC job in the very near future. To share my thoughts, I don’t doubt EB’s football acumen, and yes, sure, coaching under Reid and with HOF talents in Mahomes, Kelce, Hill and the rest of the lot would make any coach look good. But I’m sure EB knows football and has had big hand and deserves much credit for KC’s success. But I have heard, from a handful of very well connected people, that there are problems far beyond Reid/talent and supposed racism holding EB back. Apparently, from those I’ve talked to (some of whom are total CU homers to boot), he’s a bad interview, he is a hot-head, he has a checkered past and he’s a back-stabber. My guess is that NFL owners and GMs, who don’t want coaches making headlines for the wrong reasons, especially when they’re first hired, this is what has turned them away. Anyway, like I said I don’t want to make any trouble here but I just had lunch with a connected friend of mine and we discussed this at length. Jason Whitlock talked about Eric back in September: The REAL Reason Eric Bieniemy Isn’t an NFL Head Coach - YouTube Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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