Falcons hire two women for scouting roles

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The Falcons hired two women for roles in their scouting department, the latest moves toward diversity in that business this offseason.

According to Lindsay Jones of TheAthletic.com, the Falcons hired Kjahna O and Shelly Harvey as full-time employee in the personnel department.

They will each complete a rotation in scouting assistant and scouting coordinator jobs.

They’re the third and fourth females hired for full-time personnel roles this offseason, along with Hannah Burnett of the Giants and Kathleen Wood of the Browns.

6 responses to “Falcons hire two women for scouting roles

  1. If they were the two best candidates – or close to it – good for them.
    If they were low on the list, shame on the Falcons.

  2. Even if they are not the 2 absolute best candidate for the job, it might still be a move that advances the sport. As long as they receive the appropriate training and support and are successful in their endeavors, It will create opportunities for more women. There is no reason a woman couldn’t be just as good a scout as a man.

  3. We all know that women can’t be players. The physical differences between them and men would make that impossible, but women as scouts?…Absolutely.

    Women are just as capable as men in the mental department, and that’s what scouting is..watching players, watching film and analyzing the results. Women can also bring a fresh perspective to the job.

    Good for the Falcons.

  4. >>Women are just as capable as men in the mental department, and that’s what scouting is..watching players, watching film and analyzing the results. Women can also bring a fresh perspective to the job.

    Is that what scouting is?
    Doesn’t having played the game help a lot?

    I didn’t play football at a high school level or above, but I am above average in intelligence, and I do analytical work.

    I bet I’d be bad scout.
    I listen to some of the meat heads who played a sport talk about the sport.
    You know what?
    They know A LOT more about what they are talking about than I do.

  5. If they’d have precious training/experience and are qualified have at it. However if not and it’s something to grab headlines then shame on the falcons.

  6. Playing the game and being able to recognize specific player talents have little to do with each other. Scouts don’t need the have the ability to play. They have to be able to recognize talent. They have to be able to break down film. Sure, having played football can help in many situations, but people that haven’t played, but are students of the game, can add fresh perspectives. Sometimes, ex-players get stuck in a rut. All they see is what they used to do.

    I think that having those women as scouts will add a fresh perspective to the Falcons scouting group.

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