- Apr 24, 2013
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Bienemy:I disagree, and Leftwich and Bieniemy would concur.
Jim Trotter examines the plight of Eric Bieniemy and Byron Leftwich, two Black coaches who continue to be passed over for top jobs -- even as the number of Black head coaches stagnates.www.nfl.com
African Americans and other minorities don’t have the same opportunities as white people to become head coaches in the NFL or get rehired after leaving a head c…theundefeated.com
"Because of the public outcry, high-powered civil rights attorneys Johnnie Cohran and Cyrus Mehri released a study entitled Black Coaches in the National Football League: Superior Performance, Inferior Opportunities, revealing that Black head coaches, even with higher winning percentages of games played, were less likely to be hired and more likely to be fired than their white counterparts. Not only do Black coaches have a slim chance to be hired but a recent study has shown that Black coaches are rarely considered again as viable candidates once they have been released from other assignments, unlike their white contemporaries who are often rehired and kept their jobs even with mediocre results."
The Rooney Rule was put in place to ensure more people of color were in head coaching positions. The rule didn't work; there are only two black head coaches. Here is why the Rooney Rule should be killed. With the rise of young Black quarterbacks in the NFL, there seems to be a changing of the guarwww.okayplayer.com
We do need to change the Rooney Rule as well.
Does NOT call plays as OC
Has similar resume to Nagy who was fired
Has off the field issues that would hurt white candidates as well
His team just scored 3 points in the second half of an embarrassing home playoff loss.