NFL owners table resolution to reward minority hirings with draft position

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The NFL’s latest idea to incentivize hiring minority coaches and GMs does not appear to be going forward.

Owners voted to table the resolution that would have incentivized hiring minorities, according to Jim Trotter of NFL Media.

The idea behind the rule change was that teams that hire a minority General Manager would have moved up 10 spots in the third round of the draft, teams that hire a minority coach would move up six spots, and teams that hire a minority for both positions would move up 16 spots.

But the proposal was criticized in many quarters, including by some African-American coaches in the NFL, who thought the idea was ill-considered. Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said the proposal was likely to lead to unintended consequences.

32 responses to “NFL owners table resolution to reward minority hirings with draft position

  1. Stand by for those that will cite this as proof of the systemic racism of the NFL team owners, that permeates the entire league. They are not serious about diversity, blah blah blah.

  2. Good because its about as stupid as it sounded. And racist. My goodness stop with seeing skin color when you tell people not to see skin color.

  3. Somewhere Tony Dungy is crying because all he sees is color. Tired of his act.

  4. Bad idea all around. The other problem is for those that have hired minorities for years, received no reward and would not under this system. Kind of like when companies give incentives for new customers, but not those that have been with the company for years

  5. Would anyone actually hire one coach over another just to move up five spots in the third round?. If you’re not hiring the best person for the job, you’re not doing your job right.

  6. isheimfromcolfax says:
    May 19, 2020 at 2:28 pm
    Somewhere Tony Dungy is crying because all he sees is color. Tired of his act.

    Dungy SPECIFICALLY and eloquently spoke out against it!

  7. This is the best news for minorities because it would have caused a huge backlash. The NFL has done quite well with hiring minorities in high paying, high profile jobs, compared to the rest of society. At least they’re trying. You’re never going to see equality, and minorities don’t expect it. They’re just asking for an opportunity. The NFL is applying a little pressure, and even though this got canned, it will open up things a little more. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  8. How about giving teams the complete flexibility to hire who they think is the best candidate, regardless of color

  9. Sigh. It’s a shame that many across the country, including PFT, cannot see that the more and more you throw race in everyone’s face, the more and more divided we become.

    It’s so tiresome, everything today is about race, sex, gender, you name it. The majority of Americans I would wager have friends and family of all different cultures, but still Florio and Dungy sit atop their pedestals and tell how unfair everything is.

    I judge people by the content of their character, not skin color, as I would wager most people do.

  10. ridiculous that they tabled such a good idea. The Rooney Rule needs to be expanded to have some real teeth to it. Punish owners for giving token interviews if you aren’t going to reward them for forward thinking. Goodell already punishes players arbitrarily, why not racist old white men that own the majority of teams too? Hopefully next offseason we will see more progress on this issue, or the NFL is going to keep going downhill with the serious lack of innovation and intellectual brain drain or hiring the same white people down through the generations via nepotism. If Minorities are good enough to go out and get their heads bashed in on Sundays, they’re good enough to be properly represented at the highest level of the sport too.

  11. John Harbaugh is a minority in the city of Baltimore. I guess the Ravens would get a draft choice then. Redskins would need to fire Rivera and hire a white coach to qualify for picks as well in PG County MD.

  12. Reward winning. Punish losing… If a minority is the best person for the job, he or she will get that job under those conditions. The NFL should consider a relegation system like they have in the Premier League.

  13. It was tabled because the Raiders asked for multiple first round picks. 🙂

    The teams like the Raiders that are decades ahead of others would get nothing. Two minority head coaches. Female CEO. Minority GM. Multiple rights being stood up for by ownership for decades, most before any of it was the cool thing to do, recruiting all black colleges for the best players. The list goes on and on. Wanting to reward others for this now is wrong.

  14. I think the owners need to run their (bad) diversity ideas by smart men like Tony Dungy and any other prominent minority former coaches before going public. It will save them the embarrassment, like the black eye they suffered with this idea.

  15. Since 70% of the players are people of color, shouldn’t the NFL grant a draft pick to any team that drafts, or at least starts, a white person?

  16. robertgriffintheturd says:
    May 19, 2020 at 4:07 pm
    John Harbaugh is a minority in the city of Baltimore. I guess the Ravens would get a draft choice then. Redskins would need to fire Rivera and hire a white coach to qualify for picks as well in PG County MD.

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    Great logic you used there….

  17. Patrick H says:
    May 19, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    ridiculous that they tabled such a good idea. The Rooney Rule needs to be expanded to have some real teeth to it. Punish owners for giving token interviews if you aren’t going to reward them for forward thinking. Goodell already punishes players arbitrarily, why not racist old white men that own the majority of teams too? Hopefully next offseason we will see more progress on this issue, or the NFL is going to keep going downhill with the serious lack of innovation and intellectual brain drain or hiring the same white people down through the generations via nepotism. If Minorities are good enough to go out and get their heads bashed in on Sundays, they’re good enough to be properly represented at the highest level of the sport too.

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    Your post is WRONG in so many ways.

    Virtue Signaling is a sure fire way to fail. Stop confusing “Representation” with “Qualification”.
    NFL teams are multi-billion dollar enterprises and should never hire someone based off race, only qualifications. Rodger Goodell doesn’t create rules. He is the PR guy for the 32 team owners, not some dictator who makes the rules. The NFL isn’t “going downhill” like you claim. Actually, it’s never been more popular and is the #1 sport in the USA. It’s so popular, it could lose 50% of its fans and revenue tomorrow and still be the most popular sport in the country.

  18. sbc2556 says:
    May 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm
    isheimfromcolfax says:
    May 19, 2020 at 2:28 pm
    Somewhere Tony Dungy is crying because all he sees is color. Tired of his act.

    Dungy SPECIFICALLY and eloquently spoke out against it!
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    ignorance is bliss..it’s shown in these comment sections whenever these type of topics are brought up.. The number of likes that post got is typical for the visitors of this site

  19. To those that think this was a good idea ask yourself one question: if the owners were as racist as some people believe would they let 75% of NFL players be black? And also would they be drafting all these black QBs?

    Things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  20. You B. Crazy says:
    May 19, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    The NFL isn’t “going downhill” like you claim. Actually, it’s never been more popular and is the #1 sport in the USA.
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    YEA you’re right about that, it is the #1 sport in the USA but it actually was more popular before the financial crisis than it has been in the 12yrs since, the viewership numbers are still down over a million viewers per game from what they were in 2008! Go look it up.

  21. And with all of the racist rules they’re trying to implement I bet the viewership numbers drop again this season, it isn’t that people don’t like/want black HC/GM, it’s that people don’t like change FORCED ON THEM! Change has to come from the people, not from any leaders.

  22. People that believe in such ideologies should seek out a surgeon using the same criterion.

  23. Love all the “old white men” comments… hmmmmmm, age discrimination and reverse rascism, got it.

  24. They should give all minority coached teams like 6 extra wins a season just bc of skin color. Then they would hire more minority coaches. Or any minority coached team makes playoffs no matter what. Or give them 2 tds to start each game. I should run the nfl.

  25. skinsrule2020 says:
    May 19, 2020 at 7:31 pm
    Love all the “old white men” comments… hmmmmmm, age discrimination and reverse rascism, got it.

    Reverse racism? Is this a new thing? Like Assbackward or opposite day?

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