- Dec 29, 2015
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- Olympia Wa
- Political Leaning
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ny-for-lack-of-minority-coaches-idUSKCN1OV1CQ"Not a good look for diversity today in the NFL,” NFL Network’s Jim Trotter tweeted on Tuesday. "In 2006, when Commissioner Goodell was hired, there were seven minority coaches and four minority general managers. Today there are three minority HCs and 1 minority GM after Ozzie (Newsome) retires.”
The NFL parted ways with five African American coaches this season — Hue Jackson (Cleveland), Lewis (Cincinnati), Todd Bowles (New York Jets), Steve Wilks (Arizona) and Vance Joseph (Denver).
Two African American coaches remain in Anthony Lynn — of the playoff-bound Los Angeles Chargers — and Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin who has a Super Bowl to his name.
Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera, who is Latino, is the only other minority head coach.
Does this mean that the NFL's effort to get teams to hire not white coaches has run into the problem of there being not enough not white men qualified for the job? I note that 3/5 teams that fired not white coaches this year are weak franchises....did they cave to NFL pressure and not hire the best man for the job?
This is interesting, and is a massive topic of conversation in the internet.