The Fritz Pollard Alliance is a corporation that, per its web site, is “comprised of scouts, coaches and front-office personnel within the NFL in addition to different sports activities professionals dedicated to equal alternative within the business” and, thus, is lower than happy with the present state of professional soccer.
After the Miami Dolphins surprisingly fired Brian Flores on “Black Monday” and the Houston Texans parted methods with David Culley later within the week, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers stands alone because the NFL’s solely Black head coach. The league now has eight head-coaching openings and three for general-manager positions, and there may be as soon as once more a push for homeowners and entrance workplaces to pursue minority candidates for these jobs.
“The current dismissals of Brian Flores and David Culley is a disappointment given efforts to extend the illustration of Black coaches as Head Coaches within the NFL,” Fritz Pollard Alliance government director Rod Graves mentioned in a press release shared by Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Discuss on Friday. “The truth that we stand at this time with just one Black Head Coach makes clear that the present system doesn’t present a sustainable pathway for the expansion in numbers of minorities as Head Coaches.
“For a lot of, the time for progress is now. With eleven openings, the NFL has a possibility to display its dedication to range of management. We hope that our elevated involvement as companions with the NFL can have a direct and long-term affect on the system of hiring and evaluating management efficiency.”
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is broadly seen as one of the vital revered and profitable assistants within the league however has repeatedly gone unhired throughout offseasons.
“It disappoints me that somebody hasn’t employed him,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid mentioned of Bieniemy earlier on Friday. “I feel this 12 months he’s going to finish up with one.”
Logic suggests Flores might have one other head-coaching gig this winter if he needs to return to work so quickly after his Miami departure. He is been linked with the Texans, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and New York Giants since his ouster.