That includes both good and bad things that take place in the league.
The NFL has a noted problem hiring minority head coaches and executives.
That is why the Rooney Rule is in place.
If there was no problem, the rule would not need to exist in the first place.
As it stands right now, Mike Tomlin is the only African-American head coach after the likes of David Culley and Brian Flores were fired.
All three have worked hard and gone through the ranks to get where they are today.
That is why Sherman called out the news of the Houston Texans interviewing Josh McCown for their vacant position.
When ppl ask, “What do you mean black coaches get overlooked for less qualified candidates?”. This is ONE example this cycle. https://t.co/C8CORBgzcg
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 21, 2022
McCown was a journeyman quarterback and seems like a general good guy, but has no coaching experience.
Richard Sherman Calls Out The Obvious
A coach like Flores was fired after back-to-back winning seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
Meanwhile, Bowles and Leftwich are top coordinators on a championship-caliber team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The list goes on and on and that is why Sherman had to call out the McCown interview.
The former quarterback has zero experience coaching at any level and may end up leading one of the 32 NFL franchises.
Even landing an interview for a head coaching job is a prestigious honor, so it makes sense why this news can be seen as a slap in the face to far more qualified minority candidates.
The Texans are working hard to get media to normalize the idea of hiring a head coach who has no college or pro coaching experience, in any capacity. I really like and respect Josh McCown, but the idea of making him a head coach is offensive to anyone who has paid their dues.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2022
This is not McCown’s fault, but rather that of the Texans in this scenario.
Trying to overthink the decision could lead to missing out on a great candidate who has rightfully earned a shot to lead an NFL team.