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NFL Updates Rooney Rule, Will Require Teams To Interview More Minority Candidates

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The NFL will require teams to interview more minority candidates for coaching positions.

According to a Wednesday report from Tom Pelissero, the league updated the Rooney Rule and will now require teams to interview two external minority candidates for head coaching jobs. Teams will also be required to interview an external minority candidate for coordinator jobs. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Previously, teams only had to interview one minority candidate for head coaching positions.

It’s unclear right now if the proposal to boost draft picks for hiring minority candidates is still on the table or not.

Overall, there’s nothing wrong with the changes, but it also shouldn’t matter at the end of the day. The NFL is about winning.

I refuse to believe NFL teams will pass on winning minority coaches because of racism. I simply refuse to believe that will ever happen in 2020 in the NFL.

If a team passes on a great minority coach, he’ll get scooped up by another squad, and that’ll give the team who hires him a competitive advantage.

Anyone who thinks NFL teams are going to lose an edge because of the race of a coach is kidding themselves. In sports, the cream rises to the top.

If you can win games, then you’ll stick around. It doesn’t matter what your race is. If you win, there’ll always be a job for you. That’s just a fact.

Let us know in the comments what you think about the updates.