Media Losing Minds Over Firing Of Mostly Black NFL Coaches

When everything is racist, can anything be racist? But, the media likes to create Outrage where it doesn’t exist

Sports Media Outraged As Nearly All of NFL’s Black Head Coaches Fired

The NFL began the regular season with seven black head coaches. However, as of Monday, that number is now down to two.

Now out of work are Tampa Bay’s Dirk Koetter, the New York Jets Todd Bowles, Miami’s Adam Gase, Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis, Arizona’s Steve Wilks and Denver’s Vance Joseph.

Bowles, Lewis, Wilks and Joseph are black, as is former Cleveland coach Hue Jackson, who was fired during the season. So the minority NFL head coaching number took a major hit, and this caused dismay from some reporters on social media. (snip)

ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” a website that explores the intersections of race, sports and culture, got a bit more dramatic: writer Jim Trotter thought the firings were a bad sign for diversity:

This continues on for a bit, but, it’s not just the sports writers (as well as many playing the race card on social media): here’s the Washington Post

This NFL firing cycle is disproportionately affecting minority head coaches

The NFL’s recent efforts to strengthen its minority hiring practices by bolstering enforcement of its longstanding Rooney Rule have been followed by a firing cycle that has disproportionately affected the league’s African-American head coaches, significantly dwindling their ranks.

Five of the eight coaches fired leaguewide since midway through the regular season are African American. That has left only three minority coaches in the NFL as the carousel spins anew to replace those coaches just fired.


Leaders of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the diversity group that works closely with the NFL on its minority hiring practices, said Monday they are watching the current firing-and-hiring cycle closely and are not overly alarmed or concerned at this point about the number of African-American coaches being dismissed. But the decreased number of African-American head coaches does reinforce the need for ongoing efforts to ensure that fair opportunities exist for minority coaches, they said.

“We all know it’s win or go home,” John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, said in a phone interview. “We’ll work at it and go on. We’ll keep looking at it and push forward for the next opportunities.”

They tried to make this a racial thing, but, failed. What they really want is people to be hired because of their skin color, not their capabilities and records. Not their coaching skills, their scheming skills. Just the color of their skin. They do not want positions to be earned. Which is a shame, because reduces qualified candidates down to their skin color.

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4 Responses to “Media Losing Minds Over Firing Of Mostly Black NFL Coaches”

  1. Dana says:

    I guess that it’s raaaaacism to hold black coaches to the same standard as white coaches: win and you keep your job, lose and you get fired. Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals was retained for sixteen years, but his teams never won a single playoff game. Hue Jackson’s record is 11-44-1, has never had a winning season — he was 8-8 with the Oakland Raiders in 2011 — and never led a team to the playoffs. Steve Wilks led the Cardinals to the first choice in the 2019 NFL draft, something Mr Jackson had done the previous year with the Browns.

    Yet, laughably enough, the Cardinals are interviewing the fired Adam Gase; you’d think they’d look for someone with a record of actually winning games.

  2. Kye says:

    Everything in the Fundamentally Changed leftist America is based on race, sex, religion or political party. I’m no more surprised at this than at Nike and Kappernickel. Hell, they can’t even tell males from females what would you expect?

  3. StillAlive says:

    The Quoted OP’s information is not even Correct he fails to mention Mike McCarthy a white man from GB fired earlier in the season. 8 coaches. 3 white. 5 black. You get fired or lose your job in the NFL because of ability not skin color. Everyone could predict the reaction.

    Many of these NFL teams will hire blacks to replace their lost black coaches. People call Elway a racist who had a black coach lead the Denver broncos to their first back to back losing seasons since 1970. A team that has been to 8 superbowls and most recently in 2013 and winning sb50 in 2015. The fans in Whacko leftist Colorado were calling for VJ’s firing last year not just this year.

    As a result the first guy on Elways list is a BLACK MAN from the Patriots. Colorado and Elway are not racists by any stretch of the imagination but if someone says it. It must be true.

  4. Dana says:

    Then we have Mike Tomlin, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As black as Nancy Pelosi’s soul, over 12 seasons has compiled a 131–71–1 (.648) record, with eight post-season appearances and one Super Bowl championship. The Steelers missed the playoffs this year at 9-6-1, but that’s still a winning record.

    Coach Tomlin wasn’t fired, where other coaches were, because his teams won. In the end, winning is the only thing that matters.

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