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NFL looking into lack of minority hiring for head coaching jobs
CBS Sports ^ | January 18, 2013 | Josh Katzowitz

Posted on 01/19/2013 9:41:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

As CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman pointed out Thursday night, none of the eight coaches hired this offseason was of color. In all, teams went 0-for-8 in hiring minorities (or as Freeman wrote, “0-fer-black”).

Though the Rooney Rule is in place and does lead to minority candidates legitimately interviewing for head coaching jobs, you also have to wonder how effective that mandate is. Well, the NFL has taken notice and plans to do something about it.

Here's the statement from Robert Gulliver, the NFL's executive vice president of human resources:

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: football; minorities; nfl; race; racism
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Richard Lapchick is going to give minuses to all these organizations in his next grading system.
1 posted on 01/19/2013 9:41:08 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not enough whites ON the field either, can we “fix” that??


2 posted on 01/19/2013 9:44:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why is the skill level of players the deciding factor in their employment, yet not the best man for the coaching job considered fair?


3 posted on 01/19/2013 9:46:05 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Aren’t we ever going to get beyond this kind of meaningless crap? Good grief, Charlie Brown.
As far as I’m concerned, the new Eagles coach is a minority. There isn’t another head coach in the league that is from New Hampshire. It’s about time we were represented, poor us.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 9:46:15 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

NTSA !


5 posted on 01/19/2013 9:46:37 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement

I noticed he didn’t get upset abut it until Arizona hired its new coach.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 9:46:54 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

On the eve of another MLK Jr day, we’re still focused on the color of their skin instead of the content of their character (and coaching ability)?


7 posted on 01/19/2013 9:47:23 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The implication being the NFL is racist.

Ridiculous.

8 posted on 01/19/2013 9:48:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NonValueAdded
Earlier this week, Charles Barkley mocked the fact that he had to broadcast a basketball game “as a black man” on MLK Day. Does that mean the players shouldn't be playing that day?
9 posted on 01/19/2013 9:49:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Edgar3

Skill level on the field isn’t weighed all that heavily either.

Not how few white running backs there are.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 9:52:01 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So the primary qualification a team should conisder for a coach is the skin color?

What about the sex?

Why aren’t there any women coaches?

Why no dwarves?

I swear to God, this country has gone mad and is stupid beyond all ability to describe stupidity.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 9:54:02 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is straight out of Animal Farm. They can’t get over the fact that not enough goats were hired because there aren’t enough qualified goats. So there must be a more sinister reason.... goatism.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 9:54:47 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: ConservativeStatement
feh...
13 posted on 01/19/2013 9:56:01 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Political correctness has already killed most of the nation. Might as well kill our favorite pastimes as well.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 9:56:07 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox
Might as well kill our favorite pastimes as well.

Free Republic?

15 posted on 01/19/2013 9:58:16 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This has been happening in the world of business for decades. There’s a character on Southpark named “Token”. Get it?


16 posted on 01/19/2013 9:59:18 AM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. hee hee)
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To: chris37

Wait till they have a qualification of which political party you are affiliated with.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 9:59:23 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: driftdiver

I`m all for proportional representation on and off the field.

Would blow up in their face as only about what, 9% of the players would be black.

Let`s have at it !


18 posted on 01/19/2013 9:59:23 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: ConservativeStatement

didn’t MLK Day use to be in February?


19 posted on 01/19/2013 10:00:49 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I hear Romeo Crennell is available. Anybody want him? How about Lovey Smith. Of all enterprises, I would have to say porofessional sports is one of the purest meritocracies going. If you're good you get hired and stay hired. If not, you don't last long. The way it ought to be.
20 posted on 01/19/2013 10:01:05 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GeronL

Yeah, I am short and slow, but white. I would like to play for some major bucks.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 10:02:43 AM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: driftdiver
You mean like "Touchdown" Tommy Vardell? Yeah, great white running back.
22 posted on 01/19/2013 10:03:11 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ConservativeStatement
I protest! There's not one albino, Finn, or KKK Kleagle who is a head coach in the NFL. Affirmative action for extremely white people!
23 posted on 01/19/2013 10:03:18 AM PST by twister881
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To: GeronL

I don’t recall that. Various sites state “it was first observed on January 20, 1986.”


24 posted on 01/19/2013 10:03:56 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

me too!


25 posted on 01/19/2013 10:04:35 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Probably just a weird mind association


26 posted on 01/19/2013 10:05:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chris37

No Amish coaches either !!!


27 posted on 01/19/2013 10:06:12 AM PST by Einherjar (What are they gonna do, cut my hair off and send me to Nam ?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Also, 8 of the NFL coaches have the same first name, Mike, as does the reporter. Obviously, Mike is getting favorable treatment.

No female coaches.

No Cross gender coaches.
etc etc blah blah!!!!


28 posted on 01/19/2013 10:06:12 AM PST by jayrunner
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To: unixfox

>>Political correctness has already killed most of the nation. Might as well kill our favorite pastimes as well.

The quest for the “next great black quarterback” has destroyed the Jackosnville Jaguars. They finally gave up that dream last year, but the damage is already done and it will take years for the team to recover.


29 posted on 01/19/2013 10:07:10 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is one of the reasons the NFL sucks.


30 posted on 01/19/2013 10:10:31 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
These morons need to get a grip on reality...Political Correctness does solve a damn thing, never have and never will.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 10:11:57 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The black head coach affirmative action hiring fetish of the last few years didn’t work out so well for most of the teams who tried it. Most of those guys have been fired, and teams are returning to searching for the best talent first and foremost. Which doesn’t explain why Rex Ryan still has a job, but... :)


32 posted on 01/19/2013 10:12:38 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Mike Tomlin has worked out so well for the Steelers. Love the "Deer in the headlights - it is what it is" press conferences.

Steelers used to have a "best available athlete" policy in the draft. Now it's the "best available black athlete."

33 posted on 01/19/2013 10:12:38 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The black head coach affirmative action hiring fetish of the last few years didn’t work out so well for most of the teams who tried it. Most of those guys have been fired, and teams are returning to searching for the best talent first and foremost. Which doesn’t explain why Rex Ryan still has a job, but... :)


34 posted on 01/19/2013 10:12:59 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I’m willing to wager the NFL front office will force a few teams to hire a black head coach with an agreement that successful teams will make up the falling revenue for the affirmative action teams.


35 posted on 01/19/2013 10:15:34 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: darkwing104
correction, Political Correctness does NOT solve a damn thing, never have and never will.


36 posted on 01/19/2013 10:15:44 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Bryanw92

The advent of the “read-option” offense paired with the “spread” offense will provide employment for many college QBs that should be running backs but, coincidentally, can throw a tight spiral. RGIII and Kapernick (sp?) are of the mold.

The average QB career expectancy in the NFL will trend downward and plateau at 5 seasons. QBs will become expendable; teams will be drafting cookie-cutter QBs every year. Some teams may carry 3 or even 4 on their regular season roster all capable of running the offense without skipping a beat.

The good news? QB contracts will be devalued.


37 posted on 01/19/2013 10:19:49 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"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. 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."

Translation, the quality of head coaches and executive positions will soon degrade. With these idiotic systems in place even the most qualified minority will increasingly be viewed as a diversity hire.

38 posted on 01/19/2013 10:20:25 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Hi PYE!

I blame the Rooneys. Not the old man, the younger generation.

We suffered with that young, drug addicted, rumored to be homosexual, black quarterback for how many years?!

Meanwhile we passed on quality QB's and let talent (no matter the skin color) at all positions slip away.

The Rooney Rule killed the Steelers if not the NFL!

39 posted on 01/19/2013 10:20:28 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: skeeter

Though I love football, I’m getting pretty tired of the NFL and how they kiss liberal butt.

We now have politically correct tackling. If helmets clash when two players go down it’s a penalty on the defense.

If they keep this stuff up they are going to ruin this great game.


40 posted on 01/19/2013 10:21:06 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

But, Ryan’s defensive players weren’t the ones with wide-open passes bouncing off their hands like off the cement sidewalk.


41 posted on 01/19/2013 10:21:43 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think the NFL needs to look into the lack of hiring European-Americans for jobs as running backs, cornerbacks, and wide receivers.


42 posted on 01/19/2013 10:22:04 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (There's also discrimination against the non-tattooed.)
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To: GeronL

I believe that is President’s Day.


43 posted on 01/19/2013 10:22:26 AM PST by kempster
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here’s a crazy idea. How about we just ignore skin color and ask... Is he/she qualified for the job? GASP! What!


44 posted on 01/19/2013 10:22:53 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

32 teams.

16% of 32 =~ 5.

Take and urn and fill it with 27 white and 5 black balls.

Let the teams have the race of their coach assigned by random draws every 4 years.

An absurd solution, but it least it would get this silly issue off the table.


45 posted on 01/19/2013 10:23:58 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: kempster

I probably got the weird association from Black History Month


46 posted on 01/19/2013 10:24:12 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

How many white wide receivers, tailbacks, and cornerbacks are there in the NFL? What about the NBA? How many white sprinters are on the US Olympic team? When I go into Chipotles to get my barbacoa burrito bowl, why is every employee Hispanic? Where does this pc nonsense end?


47 posted on 01/19/2013 10:25:46 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

end?

The government is not interested in fixing the problems they create, there is no incentive for that


48 posted on 01/19/2013 10:28:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Past Your Eyes

“Aren’t we ever going to get beyond this kind of meaningless crap?”

Yes, but it takes time. After 100+ years of abject failure dealing with the Civil War “contraband”, Operation Import Hispanic Underclass is in full swing (and proceeding ahead of schedule - the numbers race was won by the Hispanics in 2000, 10 years earlier than projected). The restrictions on welfare, coupled with the Operation, should see the project run its course by 2025.


49 posted on 01/19/2013 10:30:15 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Soon (or not), an NFL team will be forced to hire a one-armed, wheel-chair bound, black/asian, gay transgendered (mythical) dwarf woman for the sake of “diversity” instead of hiring the most qualified person.


50 posted on 01/19/2013 10:31:28 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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