The brand new proposed addition to the Rooney Rule, which might reward groups for hiring minority candidates, raised a whole lot of eyebrows across the league. It was one factor for groups to be required to interview minority candidates for head-coaching and common supervisor positions, however fairly one other to supply draft picks to groups primarily based on who they make use of.
And one of many 4 minority head coaches within the NFL, the Chargers’ Anthony Lynn, isn’t in favor of it.
“I believe generally you are able to do the mistaken factor whereas making an attempt to do the proper factor,” Lynn stated on CBS Sports activities Radio.
NFL.com broke the information on Friday, that if a group hires a minority head coach its third-round choose would transfer up six spots. If a group hires a minority common supervisor, it will transfer up 10 spots. If a group employed numerous candidates for each positions, it will transfer up 16 spots. Moreover, a group’s fourth-round choice would transfer up 5 spots if the coach or common supervisor was with stated group for a 3rd yr. Twenty-four of 32 votes are wanted for this go.
“I believe that is out of desperation, that is one thing that we’re throwing on the market, however it’s what it’s,” Lynn stated. “You’ll be able to’t make individuals rent somebody they don’t what to rent for no matter motive.”
At present, the league solely has two minority common managers and 4 head coaches. There have been 5 head-coaching openings this offseason, and just one was crammed by an individual of coloration: Ron Rivera of the Redskins, who’s of Puerto Rican descent. The Rooney Rule, created in 2003, isn’t forcing groups to make such hires, and the NFL desires to do one thing about it.
However would this be going too far?
Lynn stated he believes a part of the issue is most homeowners are usually not minorities and other people usually really feel most snug with these much like them.
“I believe that there are a whole lot of certified African-American coaches that may very well be a head coach on this league, and I simply pray that we do our due diligence and provides these guys a possibility,” Lynn stated. “There are some certified candidates and so they want a possibility, and I believe that is — out of desperation that is one thing that has been thrown on the market.”