Could the Philadelphia Eagles look to the Andy Reid tree?
It wouldn’t be a Philadelphia Eagles head coaching search without a candidate from the Andy Reid tree. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been on the radar of teams around the league for quite a while. While that offense has a plethora of weapons, that talent has to be utilized correctly. Head coach Andy Reid and Bieniemy have done just that.
One of the prime examples is how they use the orbit motion and orbit return motion with Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman. With their speed, the Chiefs can get it to them in space or use them as decoys to open up the middle of the field for the run game or Travis Kelce. The Eagles tried to utilize it a little bit with Jalen Reagor but not nearly enough. It’d be entertaining to see this with Reagor, Goodwin, and others.
It is a bit concerning that Matt Nagy and Doug Pederson were Reid’s last two offensive coordinators. However, Bieniemy has more experience outside of Reid’s system than those two. As a matter of fact, Bieniemy was Adrian Peterson’s first NFL running backs coach.
He joined Minnesota’s staff in 2006 and coached Peterson from 2007-2010. It’s also been rumored that Eagles front office consultant John Dorsey and Bieniemy could be a package deal boosting the Eagles’ chances to land him. The Birds might want to try to look outside of the Reid tree but Bieniemy is still a strong candidate.