The bark of Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy can famously be heard on most days during training camp. The intense words may come off aggressive, but they strongly support the talent he is coaching.
As the new rookie class continues to learn and showcase their ability in the Chiefs offense, they will have eyes all over them constantly evaluating. Two of Kansas City’s top picks on offense, Noah Gray and Cornell Powell, have plenty of potential in Bienemy’s offense. The Chiefs’ respected offensive coordinator revealed his impression of the duo of rookie receivers during Monday’s press conference.
”Those guys are working hard every day,” said Bieniemy. “They’re doing a hell of a job. Are they right where we need them to be? Not quite, but I will say this, every day, I’m seeing them improve upon something.”
Both Gray and Powell have seen up-and-down moments at training camp, but that’s part of the process for a young player in the NFL. What Bieniemy is out to ensure they both do is learn from their mistakes in practice.
“Now, are they making mistakes? Yes, mistakes happen,” Bieniemy explained. “And like I said, you want to encourage them because when they do make a mistake, it’s not about that particular play; it’s what are they going to do the next time they have an opportunity to get out there. So, the good thing is that both of those guys are working their tails off. They’ve found a way to make plays each and every day, and so the thing that we want them to do is just to continue to strive to be at their best.”
Bienemy’s offense has been heralded as the best in the NFL over the past few seasons. The young additions are expected to help keep that trend going in a positive direction during the foreseeable future.