August 6, 2019

Coaches, GMs weigh in on NFL’s diversity issue

By Jim Trotter

During a break at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in February, an impromptu discussion about the NFL’s hiring practices broke out among a half-dozen African-American assistant coaches. The men had run into each other on an upper concourse in Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis, where they lamented how minorities were passed over for head-coaching jobs for the second consecutive year, part of a pattern that had become routine in their eyes in the last two years.