Appearing on Mad Dog Sports Radio’s “I Am Athlete Tonight” on SiriusXM radio, one-time Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy aired his grievances with OC Eric Bieniemy.
McCoy spent the 2019 season in Kansas City in a timeshare with former Chiefs RB Damien Williams. During that time, McCoy was coached by Bieniemy and RB coach Deland McCullough, but he seems to have taken exception to Bieniemy’s style of coaching. In fact, McCoy sees Bieniemy’s coaching style as the reason he hasn’t been hired as a head coach.
“The reason why I ain’t finished is because, me and (inaudible) had our differences about different things,” McCoy said. “I’m going to say this: There’s a reason why every year they hype him up to get a coaching job, head coach or offensive coordinator, somewhere else and he don’t get one.”
At this point, one of the show hosts clarified that McCoy was, in fact, talking about Bieniemy.
“Listen, because some players, he talks a certain way and some players will take it. I wouldn’t take it,” McCoy said. “Some of the questions I would ask, everybody is accountable. That’s why (he’s not getting hired). It’s not because he is a black coach. That’s not the reason — the reason is — I won’t get into that. There is a reason why, every year he goes to get a job, and then the time comes and nobody hires him because they know the type of coach he really is.”
“So you’re saying that Eric Bieniemy was the reason you stopped playing in Kansas City,” McCoy was asked.
“Yeah, that’s exactly what it was,” he said.
McCoy appeared in 13 games for the Chiefs in 2019, starting a total of nine games. During that span, McCoy touched the ball 129 times for 646 yards and five touchdowns, but his role diminished as the season went on. It culminated in McCoy not playing during the postseason run and being a healthy scratch during Super Bowl LIV.
It seems that McCoy credits that diminished role to Bieniemy. He also seems to blame him for the reason his stay in Kansas City didn’t last longer than a season.
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