4 major observations from the Commanders hiring Eric Bieniemy

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What are some major observations from the Washington Commanders hiring Eric Bieniemy as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator?

After weeks of speculation and significant doubters, the Washington Commanders pulled off a huge coup by convincing Eric Bieniemy to join their coaching staff. The former Kanas City Chiefs offensive coordinator was locked in talks with those in power over the last few days, which obviously convinced him that this was the place that can be the final stepping stone en route to a long-awaited head coaching gig.

This is nothing but positive news for the Commanders, whose offense was bland and predictable last season. Something that led Ron Rivera into firing Scott Turner and replacing him with one of the most prolific offensive minds in the business.

Finding the right personnel is the next objective for the Commanders. Bieniemy will have a big say, one suspects, but a postseason return could be well within reach if everything goes according to plan throughout the preparation period.

With that being said, here are four major observations from Washington hiring Bieniemy to a prominent leadership position.

Major Observation No. 1

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Commanders’ offense will vastly expand

Looking at how the Kansas City Chiefs offense operated under Eric Bieniemy and Andy Reid, expect to see more scheme expansion where the Washington Commanders are concerned. And there is more than enough quality at the skill positions to attain this lofty objective.

Although there is no quarterback with Patrick Mahomes’ credentials in Washington currently, Bieniemy knows how to maximize the tools at his disposal. He’s also creative enough to get them in the best possible positions pre-snap for good measure.