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Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the lack of minority hires for NFL head-coaching vacancies this offseason.
"Garndpa, how did you spend your life?"
"On TV, arguing with Skip Bayless."
Bayless vs SAS? Sound and fury indicating stupidity.
What about no Samoan coach
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
Did he give any idea of how many qualified candidates he thinks there are?
In general, black coaches suck which is why they are not hired in favor of white coaches. Its the same reason why white and other ethic groups are a minority of players. Who ever makes the most $$ is who the NFL cares about. For some more color:
After last season stats:
Since the implementation of the Rooney Rule in 2003, a rule that required NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for the head coaching position opening, the number of African American head coaches in the league has skyrocketed. There were only three Black head coaches in the league in 2003, and heading into the 2011-2012 season there were 8, the highest number in the league’s history. (Unfortunately the rule does not apply to assistant coaches and coordinators. At this point there is only one African American offensive coordinator in the entire league.) Within that group, three coaches – Lovie Smith, Jim Caldwell and Mike Tomlin – had taken their teams to the Superbowl, and in Tomlin’s case two Super Bowl appearances with one championship over the Cardinals in 2009. However, at the end of this season almost half the Black Coaches have been fired (Hue Jackson / Oakland Raiders; Raheem Morris / Tampa Bay Bucanneers; Jim Caldwell / Indianapolis Colts).
African American or Minority Head Coaching Records in the NFL 2011-2012 season
Coach Team Record
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4
Marvin Lewis Cinncinnati Bengals 9-7
Lovie Smith Chicago Bears 8-8
Hue Jackson ** Oakland Raiders 8-8
Ron Rivera * Carolina Panthers 6-10
Raheem Morris ** Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-12
Leslie Frazier Minnesota Vikings 3-13
Jim Caldwell ** Indianapolis Colts 2-14
This post was edited by ctowne 18 months ago
NFL teams with minority coaches went 10-6, 10-6, 10-6, 8-8, 7-9, and 2-14. this year. Yes, we know Romeo sucks. But making a comment like "in general, black coaches suck" is pretty wrong. Romeo's also one of the only ones to get a second chance after failing while guys like Norv, Chan Gailey and Mora Jr show up all over the place.
But the bigger deal is that there weren't many qualified minority candidates. That's because there's only 1 black playcaller in the league and he got that job in week 13 or something. Everyone's looking for the "offensive guru" and they're not really getting chances to run offenses. Black guys aren't the only one getting shut out because of the OC trend. Mike Zimmer's in the same situation.
*I didn't watch the video, just responded to the above post.
Black coaches don't suck. Tony Dungy was a great coach. Mike Tomlin is pretty good.
The problem is that I think there is an expectation from some folks that black people should make up a similar percentage of the coaching ranks that they do of the players. But there isn't any reason why that should be the case. Whatever reason you can come up with for why black people are over represented as athletes doesn't apply to coaching.
That's what I was getting at, I want Stephen A's list of who he thinks got passed over.
Exactly. If there were any qualified candidates they would have been interviewed. I mean a CFL coach got hired.
Wow, NFL considering adjusting Rooney rule to increase number of minorities... why can't they just let the best men win?
The NFL is considering revisions to the Rooney Rule, which mandates that teams must interview at least one minority candidate for front-office and head coaching jobs.
Pretty sure Lovie Smith is more qualified to be an NFL head coach than a CFL coach or the Panthers offensive coordinator.
Gus Bradley, too.
Detroit Hustles Harder
Andy Reid wins 4 games and everybody wants him Lovie smith wins 10 games and can't get a job.
one of the most ironic things in the history of life is this board making fun of nc states board/fanbase
you people are like house republicans moving further and further to the extreme by the day and should not be making fun of the south....for god sakes you represent them as much as anyone
Lovie Smith not getting one of the other jobs is pretty much the only reason I don't laugh at SAS for this.
Pic Sigs are for losers.
LOL, it's like 3 people acting that way, one of who i think is a long-time troll. settle the fuck down
Steven A. Smith?
the south will rise again
Can't believe more teams don't want to hire Lovie Smith to keep their team out of the playoffs.
We need more white running backs. It's ashame how few there are.
Feel like I should point out that ctowne seems to be a huge racist.
south philly maybe
especially against asians
pretty much. he pretty much drops trolly hit-and-run one-liners, but when it comes to defending the lack of black coaches in the nfl, here comes the essay!
It's also arguable that none of Raheem Morris, Jim Caldwell, Lovie Smith and Hue Jackson should've been fired when they were. Morris had a really bad 2nd season but could've been coach of the year in his 1st, and Caldwell I honestly think was pretty terrible but even he had some extentuating circumstances. I didn't understand the Raiders firing Jackson at all.
Lovie Smith is the most justifiable of all of them, for what it's worth. Miss the playoffs in 5 of 6 years, annual late season collapses coaching a team that was more talented then the record it achieved.
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