A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Read All About It How About This NFL Players Prefer Black Coaches
READ ALL ABOUT IT HOW ABOUT THIS NFL PLAYERS PREFER BLACK COACHES 4 OF TOP 5 COACHES AFRICAN AMERICAN ” WE THINK THE SURVEY IS FLAWED “
Too BAD players don’t
choose NFL head coaches
what a difference it would be
YES Sports Fans in a survey of NFL players done last season commissioned by the Players Association and recently released to the public the players themselves overwhelming chose African American coaches the best Coaches to play for the only White Guy on the List of Best is Bill Belichick because of his formerly winning ways.
But the Others are Tony Dungy Indianapolis Colts
Lovie Smith Chicago Bears
Herman Edwards Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers
This was not done as some small sampling of players. No sir. About 80% of the NFL players responded to the survey 1440 players. For an exhaustive article about the study turn to Bill Rhoden’s article in The New York Times apparently the ONLY journalist to give it any significant attention. LINK at the bottom of today’s Box.
Since Rhoden goes into the Nitty Gritty we won’t bother. It would take us away from our heavy schedule campaigning for Barack Obama and against John McCain. Here we will note what Bill Rhoden does not. The SIGNIFICANCE of the results.
IT IS A POLITICAL STATEMENT BY BLACK PLAYERS. That fact goes right over Bill Rhoden’s head or his editors removed any such references. Both plausible.
It is debatable whether or not Dungy, Smith, Edwards and Tomlin are the best coaches in the NFL. For sure most of the teams with the very worst records in the NFL year after year after year have WHITE coaches. An easy deduction since 26 or more of the 32 NFL head coaches are NOT African American year after year.
The point of the results is clearly about something else Rhoden. With over 65% of the NFL players African American GUESS WHAT many of the players went down the list of 32 coaches last year and chose the AFRICAN American coaches to make a statement.
And that is the most significant collective action African American NFL players have ever made. Be it anonymously in a secret survey NOT run by the NFL. Chances are IF the NFL had conducted the survey the results would have been very different. The African American players would have FEARED Commissioner GOOdell and the 32 WHITE owners finding out who voted for who and RETALIATING against them.
Here is the even more profound Point that goes way over Bill Rhoden’s head. This survey is clear PROOF that if we had African American owners in the NFL and if we had a FAIR number of NFL team executives making decisions and likewise FAR more African Americans working at NFL headquarters from the Commissioner on down there would be FAR MORE BLACK COACHES IN THE NFL. Far more. WHY.
Because the players ability to identify with their NFL head coach would be a factor in coaching decisions rather than teams having to run out of White candidates before they consider an African American. Plus FINALLY the NFL would admit to itself the NFL has always been filled with many TERRIBLE White head coaches. That 99%+ of NFL teams throughout history with losing records have had WHITE coaches.
Now if you like you can
read Bill Rhoden’s more
“balanced” article about
the survey Link here ….
“I CAN’T SAY WHAT THE BOX DOES”