Third: My final concern is which head coaching candidate Riddick prefers.
Louis Riddick has been constantly linked to Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Again, Bieniemy does not check Sheila Ford Hamp’s experience requirement. There is a chance Sheila changes her mind during or after interviewing the fluid speaking, Riddick.
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Those pesky Texans remain a bit of a roadblock if Riddick and Bienniemy are indeed attached at the hip. I know if you are reading this, you are likely a fan of the Detroit Lions, and sure you’d be intrigued to see what Bieniemy could do with D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson but take a second and imagine what he’d be able to scheme with Deshaun Watson at quarterback.
If Sheila and Rod Wood like what they hear from Riddick, they may need to act fast and void that extensive search they’d prefer to conduct, or Riddick and Bieniemy may be gone before the organization can interview their list of candidates.
The Detroit Lions have also been linked to John Dorsey, Scott Pioli, and Rick Smith.
All three of those candidates have the experience, which may give them an upper-hand over Riddick. If Sheila decides to allow an inexperienced head coach, I hope it is local product Robert Saleh, and I’d love for the team to pair him with Rick Smith.
That would be a win-win for the Detroit Lions. Saleh is doing wonders with a depleted 49ers defense, and maybe he could fix the mess Matt Patricia left behind. Smith has proven to have the ability to land elite talent in the early rounds of the draft.