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    Rooney rule controversy

    why is there a controversy? so no minorities were hired this year for a head coach job, whats the big deal? maybe the white guys were more qualified. maybe im wrong, but i doubt these days that an owner would pass up on a qualified minority if the owner believed that person would give his team the best chance at winning. Not that it matters, but yes i am a "minority"

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    I think they make such a big deal about it that their angle sounds racist.

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    Rooney rule controversy

    I wonder who we interviewed to fulfill the Rooney Rule last year?
    My next door neighbor is a Raider fan my 2 neighbors across from me are Raider fans. A Lion fan down the street hung up a Detriot Lions flag outside his house a week ago.
    My neighbors and I hung up Raider Flags today and now it seems like the Lions fan took his down, huh I wonder why he did that?

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    rooney rule only applies to coaches and gm's, for now atleast. So I don't think we have to interview a minority

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDERFAN520 View Post
    I wonder who we interviewed to fulfill the Rooney Rule last year?
    The first guy Reggie interviewed was African-American Todd Bowles, so we didn't have to worry about it.

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    Honestly, it's not expansive enough. It should apply to front office positions as well. Also, I think the NFL overall should look to have a certain level of diversity. The flimsy "Rooney rule" is easy to work around and should have been named after the true pioneer in this league, Al Davis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalR8r View Post
    Honestly, it's not expansive enough. It should apply to front office positions as well. Also, I think the NFL overall should look to have a certain level of diversity. The flimsy "Rooney rule" is easy to work around and should have been named after the true pioneer in this league, Al Davis.
    ^ Yep. Al not only hired people who weren't usually hired for the jobs they got, but he won with them. In his day, he was a great man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalR8r View Post
    Honestly, it's not expansive enough. It should apply to front office positions as well. Also, I think the NFL overall should look to have a certain level of diversity. The flimsy "Rooney rule" is easy to work around and should have been named after the true pioneer in this league, Al Davis.
    I agree but the root of the problem is the lack of minority coordinators so maybe the should apply it to coordinator searches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalR8r View Post
    Honestly, it's not expansive enough. It should apply to front office positions as well. Also, I think the NFL overall should look to have a certain level of diversity. The flimsy "Rooney rule" is easy to work around and should have been named after the true pioneer in this league, Al Davis.
    That is kind of a joke.

    Al was never into that kind of stuff at least from what I understand.

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    Am i a racist if i want to see more white running backs? There are not enough black kickers either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FROZEN View Post
    That is kind of a joke.

    Al was never into that kind of stuff at least from what I understand.
    Yea Al is the one who hired the first Latino and first African American head coaches in NFL history. I may not have liked many of the things he did the last 10 years of his life but the man wasn't afraid to attack the race issue. When he interviewed someone it was because they had a real shot at getting the job regardless of race or color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderDuck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDERFAN520 View Post
    I wonder who we interviewed to fulfill the Rooney Rule last year?
    The first guy Reggie interviewed was African-American Todd Bowles, so we didn't have to worry about it.
    Oh ok I thought it was the LB coach from Green Bay?
    My next door neighbor is a Raider fan my 2 neighbors across from me are Raider fans. A Lion fan down the street hung up a Detriot Lions flag outside his house a week ago.
    My neighbors and I hung up Raider Flags today and now it seems like the Lions fan took his down, huh I wonder why he did that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadBomber24 View Post
    Yea Al is the one who hired the first Latino and first African American head coaches in NFL history. I may not have liked many of the things he did the last 10 years of his life but the man wasn't afraid to attack the race issue. When he interviewed someone it was because they had a real shot at getting the job regardless of race or color.
    I loved the man for that. To hell with bias, just win baby!

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    The rule itself has racial undertones, in my opinion of course.

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