Cleveland Browns: 6 coaching candidates who should replace Hue Jackson

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3. Eric Bieniemy, OC, Chiefs

When looking for connections to John Dorsey, look no further than current Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy

The former NFL running back is now in his sixth season with Kansas City, and is in his first year as offensive coordinator.

With that said, Bieniemy doesn’t call the plays. That job belongs to coach Andy Reid. According to ESPN,  Bieniemy assists in assembling the playbook and weekly game plans. He also leads  the offensive meetings.

Besides being an offensive coach on the NFL’s top offensive team, Bieniemy also has a background in special teams, having played on the unit himself. He’s reportedly very good at paying attention to detail, which is a good thing unless you want to see the Browns commit another hold on a punt return.

Bieniemy got his coaching start as a running backs coach with the University of Colorado. Coaching up running backs was also his first gig in the NFL, doing so with the Chiefs for the five years he worked for the organization before becoming offensive coordinator.

He’s probably a long shot because he doesn’t actually have any experience as a head coach at any level, but because of his connection to Dorsey, Bieniemy can’t be overlooked as a candidate.