LeSean McCoy might soon be dubbed "shade" instead of "Shady" after his latest criticism, this time targeting his former offensive coordinator in Kansas City. The ex-Kansas City Chiefs running back commented on Eric Bieniemy and did not hold back. McCoy was asked about Bieniemy becoming the Washington Commanders' offensive coordinator and was critical of what he brings to the table, saying Bieniemy's success was thanks to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
"What's his value? What makes him a good offensive coordinator?" McCoy asked (via FS1). "The problem is, a lot of these people that go on social media, 'He should be the guy for the job,' they haven't played there. I've been in the rooms where he's coaching and he has nothing to do with the pass game at all. When the plays are designed, that's Andy Reid."
He doubled down, saying there is nothing that makes Bieniemy special.
"When you talk about offensive coordinators, I can tell you what makes Brian Daboll with the Giants a very good coordinator," McCoy continued. "I can tell you about Andy Reid or Doug Pederson. But Eric Bieniemy, what makes him good? When we watch the film of practices and we correct the wide receivers, the running backs, the quarterbacks, he doesn't talk in there. Andy Reid talks in there."
Bieniemy didn't seem to be bothered by what McCoy said after hison Thursday.
"LeSean McCoy is a future Hall of Fame runner. Everybody is entitled to their own position," Bieniemy said, via ESPN. "When it's all said and done with, I think that's all I have to say. He's entitled to his own opinion. That's life.
"It does not impact me in any way. Everything outside these walls has no impact on Eric Bieniemy moving forward."
Current and former Chiefs players have come out defending Bieniemy, including Patrick Mahomes and K.C.'s all-time leading rusher Jamaal Charles.
There should be no questions on how great of a man/coach Coach Bienemy is. His leadership has a direct impact on the player/person i am today! 10+ years learning under one of the greatest coaches of all time.. and i cannot wait for him to continue to prove doubters wrong! 💪🏽 https://t.co/hyCo3Bly9E— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 23, 2023
Shady mad Eb told him tuck that ball 😂— Ty Hill (@cheetah) February 21, 2023
Even though McCoy is critical and believes that Reid is the reason for the Chiefs' offensive success, he is rooting for Bieniemy to succeed in D.C.
"I'm rooting for him because he's a Black coach and I love to see Black coaches win," McCoy said. "Also, he's a running backs coach, and running backs coaches never get a chance to be offensive coordinator. So I want him to do well, but if I have to do my job and be honest? My thing is, where is the true value at?"
Bieniemy is coming off a Super Bowl victory, his second with the team. He will now join head coach Ron Rivera in Washington on a team that is not as complete as the Chiefs. The Commanders are coming off an 8-8-1 season in 2022, a 7-10 season in 2021 and 7-9 season in 2020 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the wild card round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bieniemy certainly will have his work cut out for him without two-time league MVP Patrick Mahomes running his offense. The Commanders enter the offseason with 2022 fifth-rounder Sam Howell as the projected starter.