Originally Posted by Hoover
The Rooney Rule is stupid.
Any team would do what every they could to sign Mike Tomlin if he was available. You know what I mean.
Do we really think the NFL is keeping the black coach down?
There are only 32 head coaching jobs.
There are only 32 GM jobs.
It's not going to be representative of anything because its too small of a club.
The NFL should instead celebrate that one of its best coaches is black (Tomlin).
The NFL should celebrate that on of its best general managers is black (Newsome).
And tell Tony Dungy to quit bitching and start coaching if he wants more blacks roaming the sidesline. You too Herm. That dude could be a damn good coordinator but he would rather be a celebrity.
I'm so sick of this $hit.
Let me clarify. The Rooney rule was put in place because black assistant coaches were blacklisted for years. They weren't getting assistant coming jobs they deserved because of ctheir skin color. And t weren't getting job interviews. Even unbelievably qualified assistants like Dungy. He Rooney Le helped accelerate the balance. And it isn't like affirmative action because here is no quota. It's just an interview not a mandatory hire. For those who hate the Rooney rule take a look at college football where almost every head coach is white. Or nfl front offices. And no, just because David Shaw and ozzie Newsome exist doesn't mean there is Bala ce.