i understand why they have the rule in the nfl
but now that seattle has named jim mora jr their successor to holmgren people are asking what happened to having to interview a minority.
but if u no who u want and they want to be there, why waste another coaches time to set up an interview for someone you dont want, and the candidate knows it too.
but then minortites call the GMs and owners racist which does not make much sense, what do u guys think of the seattle situation with the rooney rule
First - adding some capitalization and punctuation will probably help you get your point across a tad more clearly.
If you want to get your point across, that is.
The Rooney Rule
Spoke to more people inside Redskins Park. The staff, all of whom remain under contract right now, was informed this morning that the organization must go through a hiring process to comply with NFL rules. They are all essentially in limbo right now. The staff was told nothing about any possibile organizational structure changes, - ie who would replace Gibbs, need for a GM, etc.
Received some emails about the exact nature of the Rooney Rule in terms of minority hiring in the NFL. I contacted the league for the official statement, as there was some confusion if you had interview a minority candidate it a team was going to hire from within. And, yes they do; there is one exception to the rule that does not apply in this case.
Here's the NFL briefing on the rule from 12/20/02:
"On the December 19-20 conference calls, the owners strongly agreed on the principle that any club seeking to hire a head coach will interview one or more minority applicants for the position. The one exception occurs when a club has made a prior contractual commitment to promote a member of its own staff and no additional interviewing takes place (e.g. Mike Martz and the St. Louis Rams in 2000)."
Seems to me, then, based on that last blurb, that if you (the Team) put language into the contract of a coach already on staff, then the Rooney Rule does not apply, as you (the Team) will not be conducting interviews for an open position, since that position is not, in fact, open, as it has already been contractually promised to another coach on your (the Team's) staff.