Posted January 20, 2013

Report: Rooney Rule could apply to coordinators in the future

NFL

The NFL has specific measures in mind to expand the scope of the league’s Rooney Rule, according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Mortensen reports that the rule, which currently only applies to senior-level positions in football operations, could be expanded to include assistant coaches like defensive and offensive coordinators.

The move comes a few days after the league’s head of human resources decried that, of all the vacant head coaching positions that have popped up in the league this offseason, none were filled by minority candidates.

The Rooney Rule, named for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ owner Dan Rooney, requires all NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching and senior football operation positions. Currently, there are only four minority head coaches in the NFL: Ron Rivera with the Carolina Panthers, Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals.

 


2 comments
ScottWright
ScottWright

Affirmative Action is counter -productive and thats the stark reason for the non hires of color,Enough insanity already,Just look at Washington DC and the bang up job that guy is doing!

Rocket88
Rocket88

 @ScottWright

 You're an idiot.

 

70% of NFL players are non-white, but 91% of NFL head coaches are white.  There is a race-based preference at work here, but it's in favor of white men.

 

As for "that guy" in Washington, he has the job because he got the most votes.  Your apparent belief that only white people are entitled to be president is the reason the Rooney Rule was created in the first place -- the unthinking acceptance of white privilege as "normal" and its absence as somehow contrary to the rules of nature.