4 major observations from Eric Bieniemy’s first Commanders presser

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Eric Bieniemy
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What were some major observations from Eric Bieniemy’s eagerly awaited first presser since joining the Washington Commanders?

After the usual bedding-in period, Eric Bieniemy took to the podium for his much anticipated first press conference since joining the Washington Commanders as their new assistant head coach/offensive coordinator. The team pulled off a major coup by securing his services, which provides the respected mind with an opportunity to prove beyond all doubt he has what it takes for a top job.

There’s been a huge debate about Bieniemy’s switch to Washington. While he’s largely respected in league circles, many believe this to be a sideways step and one that might not guarantee him a head coaching gig somewhere down the line.

Despite what some may have speculated, this is a promotion in title and influence for Bieniemy. One that could be the final stepping stone and give Washington a real chance of challenging for the playoffs in 2023.

Without further ado, here are four major observations from Bieniemy’s first Commanders presser on Thursday.

Major Observation No. 1

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Eric Bieniemy takes the high road

After some scathing remarks from LeSean McCoy about his chances with the Washington Commanders, Eric Bieniemy opted to take the high road rather than fire back at the former running back. Something that showed the coach’s dignity even with the spotlight glaring.

"“LeSean McCoy is a future Hall-of-Fame runner. OK? Everybody is entitled to their own comments and how they feel. When it’s all said and done with, I think that’s all I have to say because he’s entitled to his own opinion.”"

This was the right call for Bieniemy to make. After all, a plethora of his ex-players and coaches gave McCoy the roasting he deserved for such asinine comments.