The Rooney Rule is the rule in the NFL that forces teams to interview minorities for head coach openings and general manager openings. It sounds like a great rule. However, it just doesn’t work. That is the unfortunate reality.
The last time a minority head coach got a job due to the Rooney Rule was 2007! That’s when the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Mike Tomlin as head coach.
The Rooney Rule needs to be expanded to force teams to hire minority candidates for each coach opening — not just head coach. It should also force teams to at least have an assistant general manager who is a minority.
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