If Bieniemy gets the job, he would be reunited with new Chiefs coach Andy Reid, whom Bieniemy played for his last year in the NFL in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bieniemy would also again work with Brad Childress, whom Reid is expected to hire as an adviser and was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings when Bieniemy served as his running backs coach.
Colorado’s offense struggled under Bieniemy the past two years, finishing 116th nationally this past season and 92nd in 2011.
Dave Toub is one of the 13 known candidates to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bears. But if that doesn’t work out for him, the long-time special teams coordinator is expected to have a long list of options and he’s already exploring them.
Toub interviewed with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Wednesday, as first reported by the Charlotte Observer, and Toub is expected to interview with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid in the next day or two, according to an NFL source.
Bill Kenney, who was appointed this week to the Missouri Public Service Commission, is one of thousands of former National Football League players who have sued the league for head injuries they suffered.
Kenney’s lawsuit was filed in Jackson County Circuit Court in October and transferred to federal court on Tuesday. He played quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1980 to 1988.
But a Seattle victory would counter the vision that Tony Gonzalez admits he harbors on occasion, of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans while confetti rains down, and then walking away into the sunset.
“If you see yourself there,” Gonzalez mused Thursday, “it can happen.”
Gonzalez is quick to add that he’s not getting ahead of himself, that he’s focusing intently on the Seahawks and the game at hand. You don’t last 16 years in the NFL without paying heed to the cliché of “one game at a time” (even when that adds up to 254 regular-season games).