Rooney Rule in reverse: Minority coaching hires have stalled

Maybe a coordinator. And it wasn't just Philip Rivers' revival; the running backs were hell on wheels for opponents, as Ryan Mathews enjoyed his most prolific rushing season and Danny Woodhead caught 76 balls. Of that number, 46 were white and seven were minorities.

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He finished high school in Northern California while his father, Willie, was an assistant coach at Stanford. Patriots' D. Lovie Smith. This imbalance creates dynamics rarely discussed publicly.

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In the National Football League instituted the Rooney Rule to ensure that minority candidates get head coaching interview. Of the 42 who landed as offensive and defensive coordinators after losing their first head coaching job, 40 were white. He does not coach quarterbacks, he does not coach offensive line. Does someone else give it to them? Its purpose was to ensure that minority coaches, especially African Americans , would be considered for high-level coaching positions.

Twenty-six of 28 head offensive line coaches are white. If you watched the Jaguars play in , you saw a team that improved over the course of the season. Yes, McCarthy's group has been one-and-done in two of the past three postseasons, but the fact is, this team has made it every season since -- and the Pack won it all in What you can't take away from him is the Super Bowl ring he won in the season, as well as another appearance on the big stage two years later.

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Another former Steelers assistant, Marvin Lewis , also struggled to find a head coaching position despite immense success as the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator and would not find a head coaching position until being hired by the Cincinnati Bengals in , the year the Rooney Rule went into effect.

The low point was scoring 61 points against Pittsburgh but giving up 76 — that is NOT a typo — in a basketball-score loss.

Dungy's credibility enabled his former assistants to break through partly on his recommendation. Todd Bowles is in his second season as head coach of the Jets, but the team has fallen off since almost being a playoff team in The numbers explain why -- emphatically.

A more transparent hiring process, which could involve case studies and a "Transparent Performance Scale" that outlines subjective and objective criteria used in the hiring decision.

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Becoming an offensive or defensive coordinator is the game within the game. Perry Fewell. Akron Pros , Hammond Pros.