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Old 01-18-2013, 05:20 PM  
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NFL looking to adjust Rooney Rule

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/88...sure-diversity

There has been plenty of turnover in coach and general manager positions in the NFL this offseason, but the league acknowledged Friday that teams can do better when it comes to hiring minorities.

NFL vice president of human resources Robert Gulliver said the league is looking at making adjustments to the Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview a minority before making a hire.

Of the eight new head coaches and seven general manager jobs that have been filled since the end of last offseason, none have gone to a minority. The Jets have yet to officially hire a new GM, though sources tell ESPN that it will be Seahawks executive John Idzik, who is also not a minority.

Mike Tomlin of the Steelers, Marvin Lewis of the Bengals and Leslie Frazier of the Vikings are the only black coaches among the 32 teams.

"While there has been full compliance with the interview requirements of the Rooney Rule and we wish the new head coaches and general managers much success, the hiring results this year have been unexpected and reflect a disappointing lack of diversity," Gulliver said. "The Rooney Rule has been a valuable tool in expanding diversity and inclusion in hiring practices, but there is more work to do, especially around increasing and strengthening the pipeline of diverse candidates for head coach and senior football executive positions.

"We have already started the process of developing a plan for additional steps that will better ensure more diversity and inclusion on a regular basis in our hiring results. We look forward to discussing these steps with our advisers to ensure that our employment, development and equal opportunity programs are both robust and successful."
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #16
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This is dumb. Could it possibly be because teams are looking for the coach they feel has the best chance of turning their team around regardless of his skin color? The Rooney Rule is ridiculous, almost as stupid as affirmative action. And I am black.

This.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #17
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This is getting sooooo ****ing stupid. Going to be awesome when a team is strongarmed into hiring Herm Edwards.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
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Yup, all this is is Affirmative Action for the NFL...


We have a black President now for Christs sake.

All this Rooney Rule and Affirmative Action should now officially be killed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #19
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You can't make a team hire a HC they don't want to hire no matter how many minority candidates you require them to interview.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #20
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Where are the women coaches?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #21
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Where are the women coaches?

Don't even start that's probably a reality one day.

Like the female replacement ref this year.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #22
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Where are the women coaches?
What about the midget ones?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #23
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What about the midget ones?


hahahaha

Can you imagine it?

They would drown during a Gatorade bath.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #24
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hahahaha

Can you imagine it?

They would drown during a Gatorade bath.
That's not funny. I'm a midget.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #25
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #26
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This is dumb. Could it possibly be because teams are looking for the coach they feel has the best chance of turning their team around regardless of his skin color? The Rooney Rule is ridiculous, almost as stupid as affirmative action. And I am black.
All of this, except I'm not black





Wait....does that mean I'm racist?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #27
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"The Rooney Rule has been a valuable tool in expanding diversity and inclusion in hiring practices..."

For real-sy?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:33 PM   #28
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So effing what? If i was an owner I would hire whoever I wanted. No black HC coaches got hired? So what.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #29
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No Asians got hired either.. just sayin..
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #30
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Nobody here finds the ratio of white coaches to non-white coaches odd? Think of how many players in the NFL are non-white. Doesn't it stand to reason that, if all things being fair and equal, there should be at the very least a slightly higher percentage of non-white coaches?

If they are going to change anything, they need to find a way to get more minorities hired on at the start of their careers, and then make sure they have the same opportunities as their white peers to progress up the coaching ladder. I'm curious what the racial makeup is for scouting/positional coaches. If there is a relatively higher percentage there than at the top, then that is a good place to look for a way to fix things long term. JMHO
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