Commanders news: Bill Belichick, Sam Howell, Eric Bieniemy and narrowing down

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Potential reunion for Eric Bieniemy?

Eric Bieniemy has yet to receive one interview request for head coaching vacancies around the league. The Washington Commanders haven't yet formally announced their intent with the respected play-caller, although that could change when the new head of football operations becomes official.

Things don't look too promising for Bieniemy to get a top gig right now. It's been an up-and-down first season with the Commanders, which stemmed from a lack of offensive balance and certain players not taking well to his methods.

A lot of things are still up in the air. Criss Partee from Deadspin touted the prospect of Bieneimy returning to the Kansas City Chiefs if they get bounced early in the postseason. They've regressed offensively without him, so a reunion might be on the cards if Andy Reid's men cannot overcome the Miami Dolphins this weekend.

"Regardless of his quirks, [Eric] Bieniemy feels like a Chief. They had such a great run over a five- or six-year span that it only feels right that Bieniemy ended up back in Kansas City after a lackluster stint in the nation’s capital. If the Commanders offer him the head coaching position, of course he’s got to take it, but that doesn’t seem like it’ll be the case. The way it stacks up this year is, if it’s not in Washington, Bieniemy will probably be passed over once again. Couple that with how the Chiefs have looked offensively (can’t blame everything on Taylor Swift) and even if he never calls plays, there’s just something that works with Bieniemy and KC. If the Chiefs suffer an early out in the playoffs you can guarantee talk of Bieniemy heading back to KC will begin to heat up."

Criss Partee, Deadspin

Bieniemy bet on himself by leaving the Super Bowl champions in favor of the Commanders. It looks like he lost in pursuit of becoming an NFL head coach. But another job shouldn't be long in the offing if Washington makes him surplus to requirements.

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