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Chiefs Name Running Backs Coach Eric Bieniemy as New Offensive Coordinator

The Chiefs officially named running backs coach Eric Bieniemy their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

Bieniemy, 48, has served as the Chiefs’ running backs coach since 2013, when he arrived in Kansas City with coach Andy Reid. He replaces Matt Nagy, who was recently hired as head coach of the Chicago Bears.

Bieniemy will have a new challenge this season when it comes to guiding the Chiefs’ offense, though he does have experience calling plays during 2011-12 at Colorado, his alma mater. Before that, he spent five seasons as the Minnesota Vikings’ running backs coach while mentoring star Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 5,782 yards and 52 touchdowns in four seasons under Bieniemy.

And while Reid will certainly have influence on the offense — he’s consistently run the daily offensive play installation sessions since he got here, even as former coordinators Doug Pederson and Nagy earned more responsibility — Culley said Chiefs fans can expect balance from a Bieniemy-inspired attack.


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