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MIAMI (AP) — Stopping short of saying the Rooney Rule is not working, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell noted Wednesday the league needs change to its minority hiring policy. Though the league requires teams to interview minority candidates, only two African-Americans have been hired for 19 open head coaching spots over the past three years. The […]

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The odds of becoming a head coach in the NFL are small if you’re a Black man. As noted by 12up.com, “black coaches aren’t afforded the same chance to reach the pinnacle of their profession as whites, and are continually passed over in favor of…well, hunches,” the outlet writes .As we previously reported, several sports analysts have […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Ron Rivera era has come to an abrupt end in Carolina. The Panthers fired their all-time winningest head coach with the team on a four-game losing streak and headed to its third non-playoff season in four years.   Cam Newton on Instagram on #Panthers’ firing Ron Rivera: “This one hurt […]

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden finally decided the time was right to finish what he nearly achieved in his first stint in Oakland and deliver another Super Bowl title to the Raiders. Nearly 16 years after he was traded to Tampa Bay following a crushing loss in the “Tuck Rule” game in New England […]

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the playoffs, Tom Coughlin walked away gracefully, doing what was best for him. The Giants gave him 12 years to run one of the NFL’s flagship organizations. He delivered two Super […]