Eric Bieniemy's clouded Commanders future
Amid all the changes implemented by the Washington Commanders on Monday, it was all quiet on the Western Front in regards to Eric Bieniemy's future with the franchise. The play-caller had a mixed season all things considered. There are also reports about potential head coaching consideration from elsewhere, although no formal interview requests have emerged as yet.
When discussing Bieniemy's future during his press availability, Josh Harris stated he'd spoken to the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator via Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post. The Commanders' majority ownership partner is also planning to leave his future to the new front-office leaders rather than become too heavily involved.
"I've enjoyed working with Eric [Bieniemy] and obviously he's had success over the years. I spoke to Eric today and … I look forward to, hopefully, having our senior football operations executive in place and then approaching the search with Eric and others."- Josh Harris via X/Twitter
This is the correct way to approach things where Harris is concerned. One doesn't have to look far around the league to see the problems that emerge with a meddling owner. Letting the football men make the football decisions is the only viable course of action in pursuit of a brighter future.
Looking at the hard reset Washington is going through currently, it would be a surprise if Bieniemy stuck around. But make no mistake, he won't be out of work for long.