Jen Welter: Maybe more female coaches could help limit domestic violence cases


Jen Welter’s time as a coaching intern with the Cardinals has come to an end after what she called a “great time” that lacked “an ‘uh oh’ moment” that would have made having a female coach look like potential trouble for teams who might consider adding one as an intern or permanent member of their staff in the future.

Welter said that Cardinals players were “receptive” to her this summer and that the experience left her wondering if there’s a way that female coaches could help teams off the field as well. Welter noted during an interview with Katie Couric of Yahoo that while domestic violence is a societal problem rather than just one in the NFL, there’s an opportunity for the league to do better and she wonders if female coaches could help on that front.

“We put them up as role models so people are watching, and for good or for bad there’s an opportunity to deal with this,” Welter said. “I think if you saw the reaction that maybe my players had to having a female coach and loving it… maybe there’s a need for more of that. You have an opportunity to make them better men and not just better football players, and ultimately that is the goal.”

That may be part of the goal, but no football coaches are going to be employed long if they aren’t getting their players better and winning games. Off-field problems are embarrassing, but plenty of football coaches at all levels of the game have survived them as long as their teams have succeeded on the field.

That’s not to say that she’s wrong about a potential benefit, especially when suspensions for domestic violence crimes can hurt a team’s chances of winning. It’s just that it would take more female coaches and a lot more time to prove any correlation, and there aren’t many coaches that have enough of the latter to make exploring it a high priority.

31 responses to “Jen Welter: Maybe more female coaches could help limit domestic violence cases

  1. I was unaware that there was a domestic violence in the problem in the NFL higher than in the general population.

    Oh wait, it’s not a media firestorm when the baker down the block hits his wife?

  2. There is nothing that can be done to someone that old. It has to be PREVENTED with quality parenting. You can not just override years of bad parenting with a few months of being around anyone.

  3. Or it might just cause more players to be exposed to situations where domestic violence might occur, like the locker room.

  4. How about unicorns and magic ponies to go with it…

    Because virtually every man I know was taught from a young age that you just “don’t hit women.’ And 98%, according to the Centers for Disease Control, don’t.

    And even the 2% that do, know you’re not supposed to. But they do it anyway because there’s something wrong with them that SJW bandaids and magical thinking isn’t going to fix.

    As for more women coaches. I’m all for merit. I don’t care about race, creed, color, gender or who you go to bed with (as long as they’re a consenting adult). I just want good coaches.

  5. That behavior is learned and passed on. By the time a guy is in college and especially the pros, it is firmly entrenched. It’s closing the barn door after the horses are out.

  6. Women’s groups love to lie about domestic violence. Remember the lie they used to spread about men most likely to beat up women on Super Bowl Sunday ?

    Jen Welter was a gimmick and a useless token. Bobby Petrino is more qualified to be on an NFL sideline than any woman.

  7. Women coaches in the NFL aren’t going to help domestic abuse. A persons make up, good or bad is determined way early in life. If you want an example of how the NFL can change domestic abuse. How about guys like Adrian Peterson try to be a good father. He’s got like 7 kids with six different women. He’s obviously beaten 1 of them. The people who beat women are the people who were were shown violence in their youth. That’s a fact. I can almost guarantee that the kid he was beating on does some beating of his own as he grows up. You would think this woman with a PHD in psychology would know that.

  8. Sounds like she’s drinking the kool-aid of her own importance. Also its delusional. If having a mother doesn’t stop them from hitting women then a female coach isn’t going to either. In fact a bunch of testosterone filled men who have always been alpha males with women throwing themselves at them now having to get yelled at or told what to do by a woman all day could make tho se predisposed to show violence towards women more likely to do so.

  9. Most of you are pathetic. First off I cant believe all the women hate on here. You are just as bad as the men who actually hit them. Secondly, she said it might help, and any help is better than none. Third, I saw my dad hit my mom and my sister and me, and I have never hit a woman. I have worked for women bosses before and except for a few exceptions they were way better to work for than men in the same position. Why cant she feel good about herself, she has reached a position that has never been released before by a woman. If this causes problems in the locker room they are rapists not domestic violence abusers. Domestic Violence refers to parterners not bosses. IDIOTS

  10. No one said working for women is worse. What I said is those who are predisposed to being a woman beater could actually be worse if he has to listen to a woman tell him what to do.

    She wasn’t talking about the normal players. Those who wouldn’t hit women still wouldn’t if she’s the coach. She’s talking about the ones who would and so am I, and I’m saying I could see them actually being worse. I didn’t say that was the right thing or taking it out on the people they have relationships with makes sense, but that doesn’t mean they wouldnt.

    I think all these guys should be kicked out for good, but if there not, no coach is going to make them better. Some might even make it worse.

  11. I mentioned this exact fact about Dr. Jen a few weeks ago when the 9ers lost their prized DE… And was overwhelmed with negativity.

    Folks, the feminine presence within an organization (as a coach) will be very important when the patriarchal can finally pull it’s head out of its rear end and come to know how important an energetic balance is to the success of “Any” organization (Not just the NFL)… Dr. Jen could yield HUGE benefits!

    The owner who has the foresight and balls to recognize these energetic circumstances will write his own historic legend for years to come… Kiem, BA, and Bidwell are to be Honored & Recognized!

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