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Report: Dungy would have hired Frazier in Seattle

Maybe the Rooney Rule interview of Leslie Frazier by the Seahawks wasn’t a sham, after all.

According to Charley Casserly of CBS, Frazier would have been named head coach of the Seahawks, if Tony Dungy had accepted the team’s offer to become the next president of football operations.

Per Casserly, Dungy requested an opportunity to sleep on the offer last Saturday.  On Sunday, Dungy declined.

If Casserly’s report is accurate, it necessarily means that every report from last Saturday of a deal between the Seahawks and Pete Carroll were off the mark, and that there really wasn’t a deal until after Dungy said no.

It also means that the tampering with Dungy went well beyond a search firm calling him up and gauging his interest, and it might have ultimately forced the Seahawks to compensate the Colts, in the same way the Chiefs did when they hired Dick Vermeil while he still was working as a consultant for the Rams.

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  1. BleedGreen says: Jan 16, 2010 8:29 PM

    Who gives a shit who Dungy would have hired? Dungy doesn’t work for the Seahaws. His opinion is null and void. Dungy is a race baiting hater, and is a reverse racist. He’d hire an inferior black candidate over a superior white just for the color of their skin.

  2. XxGoCanesxX says: Jan 16, 2010 8:31 PM

    No!!!!!! say it isn’t so…..Tony dungy would have hired Leslie Frazier….I don’t believe you, stop it. I’m sure if it was His choice it would have been between only Leslie Frazier, Jerry Gray, Romeo Crennel, and Dennis Green

  3. efangule says: Jan 16, 2010 8:31 PM

    If Casserly’s report is accurate, it necessarily means that every report from last Saturday of a deal between the Seahawks and Pete Carroll were off the mark, and that there really wasn’t a deal until after Dungy said no.
    ——-
    you mean the media was…… Gasp…. wrong!?!? Say it ain’t so!!
    Would be nice if you media people did investigative reporting instead of just regurgitating what one person says and treating it as gold.

  4. Steve-O says: Jan 16, 2010 8:34 PM

    Florio’s trying to say he made a mmmmm….
    a mmmmi…a mmmmmmis…mmmmmis
    He was wrrrrrrrr…wrrrrr…wrrrrrr
    Factually deficient

  5. buckeye044 says: Jan 16, 2010 8:36 PM

    Could Tony Dungy be a little racist?

  6. Gooney Rule says: Jan 16, 2010 8:36 PM

    So Dungy was going to hire someone he didn’t even interview himself for HC? Doesn’t sound racist to me. Tony Duny isn’t a great coach. His team is doing just fine this year without him. Lets face it, the coach of the colts is Manning. He is the team, and when he is gone they will go back to sucking.

  7. BALLHAWK says: Jan 16, 2010 8:39 PM

    Reverse racist all the way… I’m highly offended.

  8. Stetson wears panties says: Jan 16, 2010 8:39 PM

    It’s still tampering whether he took the job or not.
    Send the Colts some draft picks.

  9. coz says: Jan 16, 2010 8:47 PM

    how come dungy isn’t required to interview a white person

  10. Richm2256 says: Jan 16, 2010 8:47 PM

    “Who’s been wrong more than Charley Casserly since he left the Redskins?”
    That’s all I’ve got to say about this.

  11. Tdk24 says: Jan 16, 2010 8:48 PM

    Dungy gets way too much respect for his opinions.

  12. pudgalvin says: Jan 16, 2010 8:49 PM

    He would have assembelled an entire coaching staff of mild mannered african american coaches destined go 7-9 for the next five years.

  13. SwedishMurderMachine says: Jan 16, 2010 8:51 PM

    Would he have to interview a white guy first?

  14. Marshall says: Jan 16, 2010 8:51 PM

    As Belichick said of Casserly’s report on Brady’s three broken ribs, “the next one that Casserly gets right will be the first one since he left the Redskins.”
    I tend to think that it is more likely that Casserly was wrong than every media report.

  15. pft rocks says: Jan 16, 2010 8:52 PM

    Dungy is reverse racist. So sorry Tony, but I think you should have kept comments to yourself.
    Is it really tampering since HC is different than president.

  16. Jethro says: Jan 16, 2010 8:52 PM

    Tony Dungy as the Oracle of what is right and good in the NFL is really getting old.

  17. simonb says: Jan 16, 2010 8:56 PM

    i wonder if the seahawks asked dungy, if he was hired as the seahawks president, who would he hire to be the coach, he said fraiser, and seahawks got turned off.
    i also think there is a little reverse racism with dungy as most of his coaches that he brought in are black, but i think it is somewhat justified, as the hires he has made have all had a pretty good football background, either formal players or longtime assistants.
    he never outright fired a white assistant with 10 years experience who does a good job for a 25 year old black college grad who “studied” the game- if that makes any sense,

  18. slipkid says: Jan 16, 2010 8:57 PM

    yes pud etc and all their sons would have racist myspace pages.
    but it would have been ok cause none of them would have been eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil white folks.
    ///////////////////
    dungy says all kinds of crap and still gets treated like a saint. gruden has to walk on eggshells.
    rivera got run out of chicago. lovey sucks.
    double standard, anyone?
    ////////////////////////
    how come, except for illegals, blacks commit all the violent crimes?

  19. SlimPickens says: Jan 16, 2010 9:01 PM

    Dungy hiring a black man without even interviewing him is stupid.
    Dungy is now pronounced dun-gee

  20. Slippery Pete says: Jan 16, 2010 9:02 PM

    Totally agree with coz…..Why can’t we have the Lombardi Rule where a a team with an African American Coach is required to interview a White coach before the team makes their decision….
    Dungy is the epitome of a reverse racist except he never gets called on it until now….Dungy showed his true colors with his comments about Frazier….If a White coach said this about a White HC candidate when an African American HC was hired he would be reprimanded…maybe even fired….and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be all over him for his comments but Dungy gets away with it….Amazing….

  21. straverse says: Jan 16, 2010 9:02 PM

    Coz beat me to the punch. Just what I was thinking.

  22. willytight says: Jan 16, 2010 9:03 PM

    Who cares who he would’ve hired as coach. everyone knows it’s the players who make the coach. And by my calculations out of the 27 players on the all-pro team 18 are african-american and only nine are white, and that includes the kicker and the punter.

  23. Big M says: Jan 16, 2010 9:05 PM

    African American coaches have won 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls, yet some people assume that hiring a black head coach means a team is settling for mediocrity in order to comply with a rule….
    Just because Dungy is an advocate for African-American coaches doesn’t make him a reverse-racist. He’s trying to create opportunities for candidates that wouldn’t be available otherwise. The truth is, a lot of decision makers out there are still unsure of African American coaching candidates. It may not be blatant, but maybe a little more on the side of ignorance.
    It’s easy for people who haven’t been discriminated against to call Dungy a reverse-racist. Some of you shouldn’t be entitled to your own opinions.

  24. TheGooch says: Jan 16, 2010 9:05 PM

    If he were to hire Frazier before at least interviewing Carroll would that conform to the Rooney Rule?

  25. cowgirls suck says: Jan 16, 2010 9:07 PM

    its not reverse racism. its just plain racism. If white people have to interview black people then black people should have to interview white people. We can call it the cracker rule

  26. famucancer says: Jan 16, 2010 9:15 PM

    So many mad pilgrims…faces all red, mad cause their world is changing so. Oh well, get used to it.

  27. Slippery Pete says: Jan 16, 2010 9:20 PM

    Big M
    If Dungy hired African American coaches over White coaches who were just as qualified then what are we supposed to think? Obviously Tony Dungy is a racist if this occurred because he is hiring a coach over another coach(same EXACT qualifications for both) because of the color of his skin. If a White HC did that there would be an investigation with you at the front of the line. If you are going to be that judgmental over what other people think then YOU sir are not entitled to your opinion.

  28. willytight says: Jan 16, 2010 9:21 PM

    # coz says: January 16, 2010 8:47 PM
    how come dungy isn’t required to interview a white person
    because white coaches weren’t blackballed for years without getting consideration by white owners. The Rooney rule is in place for..follow me here…MINORITY candidates, asian, latino, african-american. The Rooney rule is a good thing. If some people had their way african-american players would still not be allowed in the NFL. And we would never know that RB’s could actually run sub 4.4, and we would still believe Wr’s could only be shorter than 6’1″ if they ran better than 4.5.

  29. 70s Cowboys says: Jan 16, 2010 9:26 PM

    Report: No one cares what Tony Dungy thinks

  30. blancanieve says: Jan 16, 2010 9:29 PM

    Tony Dungy is Garbage Yes Garbage

  31. willytight says: Jan 16, 2010 9:31 PM

    # Gooney Rule says: January 16, 2010 8:36 PM
    So Dungy was going to hire someone he didn’t even interview himself for HC? Doesn’t sound racist to me. Tony Duny isn’t a great coach. His team is doing just fine this year without him. Lets face it, the coach of the colts is Manning. He is the team, and when he is gone they will go back to sucking.
    Really, Peyton is the coach?? So he decides to run a cover 2 or man to man? He tells Freeney which side to line up on based on the offensive set? Guess what? Manning and Dungy have the same amount of rings. And Dungy has something more important than Rings….he has the respect of his peers and players.

  32. jshawaii says: Jan 16, 2010 9:32 PM

    Some of you have missed the point of this.
    Not only was Tony Dungee interviewed for the Team President’s job and offered it, but he was also invited by the team to be at the interview of Leslie Frasure on Saturday… before he was ever hired. That’s how he makes justice to the comment’s about hiring Leslie if he had taken the job.
    Then, the next day (Sunday) Tony turned down the job. Interesting that in the mean time, Pete Carol was courted, interviewed, worked out the beginning of the contract and hired when Tony turned us down… We’ll never know, but I prefer the coach we just hired over the one that we didn’t, and I’m not a racist… i’m a realist. West Coast coaches and players do better closer to home.
    js

  33. Bigbluefan says: Jan 16, 2010 10:05 PM

    When is someone going to hire an asian amercian
    Or a hispanic as a head coach
    Does Dungheap give a shit about them hell no
    He is al sharpton with a SB ring
    Tony go spend time with your family you already had one kid kill himself go be a parent you asshole

  34. jk7761 says: Jan 16, 2010 10:05 PM

    Tony Dungy is the biggest reason I don’t watch nbc pre-game.
    Or it could be washed up patrick and olberman.
    A crappy show with crappy people on a crappy network.

  35. Plankshelmet says: Jan 16, 2010 10:06 PM

    Lovie Smith -Rooney Rule = linebacker coach

  36. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 16, 2010 10:24 PM

    Why does the media think it is ok for black people to be racist? I mean it clearly isnt justified for any race to be racist but it’s ok when black people do it. Tony Dungy is built up by the media because they wanted a black coach to succeed, now they want him to succeed at everything when clearly is isnt qualified to do so. Maybe Rush wasn’t wrong when he said the media wanted a black qb to succeed? Hey Florio, do some research on some truth, be a journalist when the country is lacking so many. You are obvisouly intelligent enough to do so, so put aside your political bias and get to the truth in the matter.
    Dungy is a POS and has proved it with everything he has done since Peyton led him to a super bowl ring. Leave race at the door of everything, we are grown folks and we want fair and equal for all. Not just which group of people is the most politcally relevant at the time.

  37. paralax38 says: Jan 16, 2010 10:24 PM

    jshawaii seems to be the only one with any comprehension skills – the point of the post was:
    Not only was Tony Dungy interviewed for the Team President’s job and offered it, but he was also invited by the team to be at the interview of Leslie Frazier on Saturday… before he was ever hired. That’s how he makes justice to the comment’s about hiring Leslie if he had taken the job.
    in other word it was NOT Carroll’s job from the start and the Frazier interview was not a sham. As was reported by just about everyone.
    and to be clear – the is no such thing as “reverse racism” – you’re either racist or you’re not – it has nothing to do with what race you happen to be.
    a “reverse-racist” is someone who isn’t racist.

  38. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 16, 2010 10:39 PM

    Wait a minute here. Dungy would have hired Frazier? For some reason I see and smell racism here. Dungy is an african american and so is Frazier. So, Dungy after interviewing Pete Carroll would have said your not good enough? When will the “Whitey Rule” be implicated in the league? After all, in the next 45 years whites will be the minority they say. This is all just totally unreal. Just because your this race doesn’t mean you can just hire that race. Think outside the box. Go with the best qualified. If a white man is forced to interview and hire a minority candidate, shouldn’t an african american man be forced to interview and hire a white guy? They need to do away with this rule ASAP.

  39. Gooney Rule says: Jan 16, 2010 10:40 PM

    Peyton is definately the coach of the offense, which is the reason why the colts are so good. Are you watching the game tonight. He told Caldwell two times right before the half that he was staying on the field to run more plays instead of kicking the field goal. If Tony Dungy was the glue that held the colts together, why were they about to go 16-0 in the regular season with a rookie head coach? The only reason they didn’t go 16-0 is because Peyton didn’t play.
    willytight says:
    January 16, 2010 9:31 PM
    Really, Peyton is the coach?? So he decides to run a cover 2 or man to man? He tells Freeney which side to line up on based on the offensive set? Guess what? Manning and Dungy have the same amount of rings. And Dungy has something more important than Rings….he has the respect of his peers and players.

  40. MurderCapital#1 says: Jan 16, 2010 10:46 PM

    Reverse racism (another meaningless quip like “same difference”)would be the absence of racism if anything I’d just call him a racist (not that I feel he is). As far as him not being a great coach and giving all the credit to Manning, look at how great the Bucs did after the first year he was gone and Gruden had a chance to make it his own team. Maybe just maybe the Colts found another good black HC. No doubt Manning is a great QB but I bet if you stop and look around you would find yourself way too far up his pasty white ass if you believe him to be the “real” HC of the Colts.

  41. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 16, 2010 11:04 PM

    @ gooney rule
    I can remember a few times when Manning told Peyton to go to hell and kept his team on the field as well and converted plays while Dungy sat there with a dumb look on his face.

  42. JP420 says: Jan 17, 2010 12:14 AM

    Manning told Peyton?

  43. Cornerdenizen says: Jan 17, 2010 12:18 AM

    @Chapnasty:
    So…”fair and equal for all.” I’m down with that.
    Hey, before we continue this discussion, why dont you sit down and have a drink and relax with your closest black friend.
    No, not the guy in the cubicle next to yours, or the black guy down the hall. I mean, go hang out with the black man with whom you have a friendship based on trust and mutual respect.
    You guys dont even have to discuss things like pesky racism because you know, from sharing his experiences, that there really are some white men out there who are just ignorant to what’s going on around them.
    They dont have a clue about what’s happening because, unlike you, they only hang out with other white men. Its only natural, right? When a white man hires someone for a job, more often than not he chooses the person who is most like him–the person who makes him “comfortable.”
    Because these white men are so severely lacking self-awareness, they dont even notice that theyre still the majority and theyre still very much in power. But a lack of self-awareness makes people paranoid–especially white guys. So the mere mention of words like “black,” or “latino,” or the hint of “different,” just freaks them out.
    But you’re above all of this because you have black friends, right?

  44. brownout says: Jan 17, 2010 12:37 AM

    I find it interesting that Tony Dungy has been able to maintain a rep as a “class guy” despite the fact the he essentially admitted to lying down 2 years ago to let the Titans into the playoffs, makes apologies for a monster like Michael Vick, and continuously makes statements that cannot be considered anything but racist. Had a white player committed Vick’s crimes, would Dungy have gone to bat for him?

  45. The Polish Rifle says: Jan 17, 2010 12:54 AM

    It seems that African Americans pull the race card at every chance & with this article its obvious that Whites do it at every chance too. What a shame how petty differences hold this world back…
    Maybe one day it won’t be like that, but I have feeling that it will never happen. Its a shame because we really all are equal given a level playing field.
    Isn’t the Rooney Rule all about level playing fields?

  46. ECS - Brougham Boys 74 says: Jan 17, 2010 2:10 AM

    Look, Florio, I know you take pride in not censoring posts and that is pretty cool. But lately, over the last 6 or so months, this site has become just way too political with all these nutjobs constantly whining about reverse-racism.
    Get it straight, people: if you worry about reverse-racism, you are a racist. Period. So please, for the love of god, please give it a rest.

  47. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 17, 2010 3:41 AM

    Im so glad everyones finally starting to wake up and realize what a dirtbag Dungy really is. This guy is a racist and somehow its ok for him to get away with being this way. Why? Because the guy goes to church or had a family tragedy? I hate it when people feel theres racism going on in places where it isnt. We are past the point in society where a team will not hire a coach because of the color of his skin. Those days are over. I feel like he would have hired Frasier solely because he is black, and that is definitely racist.
    Its hard for society to move forward on the race issue when you have people constantly stirring the pot looking for trouble in places where it no longer is.

  48. Adam says: Jan 17, 2010 4:10 AM

    Dungy’s starting to come off as a bit shady…

  49. Tyler says: Jan 17, 2010 5:19 AM

    Dungy knew Frazier from Indy…
    But what’s the compensation? The Colts are not pursuing tampering charges.

  50. XxGoCanesxX says: Jan 17, 2010 5:22 AM

    Willytight Says:
    because white coaches weren’t blackballed for years without getting consideration by white owners. The Rooney rule is in place for..follow me here…MINORITY candidates, asian, latino, african-american. The Rooney rule is a good thing. If some people had their way african-american players would still not be allowed in the NFL. And we would never know that RB’s could actually run sub 4.4, and we would still believe Wr’s could only be shorter than 6’1″ if they ran better than 4.5.
    —————————————–
    Are you saying that African American players are the only players that can/have run a sub 4.4, or that only african american WR’s can/have run better than a 4.5 while being over 6’1? It sure sounds like thats what you are saying, and if so, any credibility that you have or hope to have just went out the window. Thats a completely rudimentary argument and you sir should never be taken seriously again.

  51. kristoff says: Jan 17, 2010 5:37 AM

    all u fools,actually believe florio??? or is he just tryn 2 stir the pot??

  52. buckeye044 says: Jan 17, 2010 6:58 AM

    There is no “reverse racist”. You are either racist or you are not.

  53. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 17, 2010 8:37 AM

    Well, then that tells other teams not to hire Dungy in a position of power unless you want all black front office no matter what their qualifications are.

  54. ninerblitz says: Jan 17, 2010 8:37 AM

    Reverse racism – is a term created by my angry white uncle, who supports segregation, hates when whites dates other ethnic groups, doesn’t trust immigrants, believes whites are better, judges the book by the cover, believes Obama is muslim, thinks all Muslins are terrorist, Thinks America was “founded”, thinks the work minority means Black, thinks America is number one at everything (without having evidence to back it up). believes everything the people like Rush Limbaugh say, they believe that black people have Negro-dialects, would never help out Haiti, and use the term oriental instead of asian.

  55. hotchick says: Jan 17, 2010 8:50 AM

    Would Dungy have been forced to interview white candidates or would he have just been allowed to interview only one candidate (and then hire) who happened to be the same race as he?
    And is he saying he would have hired Frazier without even interviewing him? Or does Dungy conduct interviews without even being in a position to hire a head coach?
    This from the man who wrongly claims the Rooney rule’s porpose is to slow down the process and get teams to interview many candidates. Yet he knows who he would have hired without interviewing ANYONE!

  56. ninerblitz says: Jan 17, 2010 8:53 AM

    Skin color has nothing to do with it.
    First Dungy has help build 2 Superbowl teams, so I’m going to trust him over Seattle’s owner. Frazier has good buzz around the league the last few years. It is Dungy’s opinion. However, it is also my opinion that Frazier would have been the better pick than Carol, which is why the interview lasted 4 hours. It could have started out as a shame, but turned into something more.
    It is a mistake to go after a coach so hard when you don’t have you president/GM in place first. Thus you have the owner’s making the decision instead of football people ala Synder and Al Davis.
    Carol was hired before he took interview, not because he was white. That’s who ownership wanted. There was no search no second interview. He was just hired. There are only a handful of coaches I would do that for. Cower would be at the top of that list.
    Carol hasn’t been around the league in 8 years, the league has changed a great deal. Carol believes that college players and pro players are the same. There is no messurement for EGO, media, and out-side distractions.
    Carol may do well, but I honestly don’t think he will given the chaos he was hired into.

  57. RealPervyHarvin says: Jan 17, 2010 8:58 AM

    Dungy is the Al Sharpton of football

  58. Bill Owemi says: Jan 17, 2010 9:03 AM

    @Chapnasty2
    I can remember a few times when Manning told Peyton to go to hell
    Judging by your comment above, you are either retarded, a Cowboy fan—or both.

  59. Bill Owemi says: Jan 17, 2010 9:04 AM

    @Big M
    Some of you shouldn’t be entitled to your own opinions.
    I agree—starting with you.

  60. hizzle1281 says: Jan 17, 2010 9:42 AM

    what is the Rooney Rule, and how does it work?

  61. Melanie says: Jan 17, 2010 12:49 PM

    On Jan 9th, I sent an email to Mike Florio stating that his comments of sham and attacking the Seahawks was wrong. At the time, I said he would be very surprised when the news finally came out and that he might want to dig deeper before saying the awful words he used.
    He refused to believe me and only after word gets out does he post something proving I was right and he was so wrong.
    I requested an apology and for him to post that he was wrong on here and he has refused.
    Any good reporter will post when they are right or wrong. He doesn’t fit in that category, it seems.
    I again challenge you Mike.
    Time to step up and accept the meal of crow.
    I again challenge you

  62. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 17, 2010 4:03 PM

    We all know the Rooney Rule is a disgrace to this country and Dungy is a racist pile of crap. That doesn’t give the rest of you license to spew your ignorant bigotry on here as well.
    I hate Dungy as much as anyone, but in this case he’s right, Frazier was the better man for the job by far. Let’s see.. Washed up, outdated retread whose only success has come at the college level; or young, savvy, up-and-comer who ranks among the most knowledgeable coordinators in the league, even in the eyes of this lifelong Viking hater? Hmmm.. Tough call there…
    Seattle was right not to hire Dungy, but they should have at least given Frazier another look. Of course, even keeping Mora would have been a much better move than giving Carroll a third franchise to destroy. I hope you enjoyed being competitive while it lasted, Seahawk fans.

  63. mistadq says: Jan 18, 2010 8:39 AM

    For the record, “reverse racism” would refer to one NOT exhiting racist behavior or tendencies. There are many comments in here that would not qualify under the “reverse racism” label. Dungy saying he would hire a respected, long time assistant that played in the league and may be ready for his shot (and happens to be black) over a a coach that failed to make his mark (twice) in the league, is not racist. I do not believe color is a factor when it comes NFL coaching ability. Knowledge of the game (say, maybe from playing), and respect from the players (possibly because you played) are. All else being equal; if Carroll were black and Frazier were white, it would (I believe) make perfect sense, no? And lastly…when making your “I’m white and would appreciate blacks staying in their place” comments, could you at least take a few moments to spell and grammar-check them? Thank you.

  64. mistadq says: Jan 18, 2010 8:45 AM

    For the record, “reverse racism” would refer to one NOT exhiting racist behavior or tendencies. There are many comments in here that would not qualify under the “reverse racism” label. Dungy saying he would hire a respected, long time assistant that played in the league and may be ready for his shot (and happens to be black) over a a coach that failed to make his mark (twice) in the league, is not racist. I do not believe color is a factor when it comes NFL coaching ability. Knowledge of the game (say, maybe from playing), and respect from the players (possibly because you played) are. All else being equal; if Carroll were black and Frazier were white, it would (I believe) make perfect sense, no? And lastly…when making your “I’m white and would appreciate blacks staying in their place” comments, could you at least take a few moments to spell and grammar-check them? Thank you.
    p.s.
    I respect what Pete Carroll did in college, and since I bleed Seahawk Blue and Green, I hope the third NFL stop for him is a charm, but think about how racist what he said was…you wouldn’t have taken issue if he’d said he’d have hired Jason Garrett, for instance.

  65. mistadq says: Jan 18, 2010 8:57 AM

    For hizzle1281: The Rooney rule, named for the long time owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, requires teams undergoing a coaching search to interview at least one minority candidate. Nothing about the eventual hire, simply an interview. Prior to the rule minority candidates were largely left out of the hiring process. Since it was implemented, a lot of minority candidates have at least gotten a look…and sometimes that exposure will lead to a job down the line.

  66. mistadq says: Jan 18, 2010 9:04 AM

    For hizzle1281: The Rooney rule, named for the long time owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, requires teams undergoing a coaching search to interview at least one minority candidate. Nothing about the eventual hire, simply an interview. Prior to the rule minority candidates were largely left out of the hiring process. Since it was implemented, a lot of minority candidates have at least gotten a look…and sometimes that exposure will lead to a job down the line.

  67. mistadq says: Jan 18, 2010 9:05 AM

    For the record, “reverse racism” would refer to one NOT exhiting racist behavior or tendencies. There are many comments in here that would not qualify under the “reverse racism” label. Dungy saying he would hire a respected, long time assistant that played in the league and may be ready for his shot (and happens to be black) over a a coach that failed to make his mark (twice) in the league, is not racist. I do not believe color is a factor when it comes NFL coaching ability. Knowledge of the game (say, maybe from playing), and respect from the players (possibly because you played) are. All else being equal; if Carroll were black and Frazier were white, it would (I believe) make perfect sense, no? And lastly…when making your “I’m white and would appreciate blacks staying in their place” comments, could you at least take a few moments to spell and grammar-check them? Thank you.
    p.s.
    I respect what Pete Carroll did in college, and since I bleed Seahawk Blue and Green, I hope the third NFL stop for him is a charm, but think about how racist what he said was…you wouldn’t have taken issue if he’d said he’d have hired Jason Garrett, for instance.

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