A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Straight No Chaser: Dear Mr. Glazer
I ask the Glazer family, and the hanging-court of public opinion to pretend Morris is White . . . If they do that, then this kid gets a second season to lead the ship Tony Dungy built with his own hands, before the Glazers “gave” the ship to a young shoe-elf coach, a highly regarded Negro Whisperer, Jon Gruden.
Please Mr. Glazer, before you give the helm to Bill Cowher, consider he was afforded years, as in multiple, plural, plenty of expensive precious time to build a championship team in the Steele Town. Allow Morris the same decency, or at least make a token gesture of it, and allow him one more season.
Don’t replace the real genuine, authentic Negro . . . with a Negro Whisperer, some version of Bill Parcells or Barry Switzer, a White guy who speaks the same language as his vastly all Black team. Stick with the “real thang” the man whose players have embraced and endorsed, an element which ought to matter.
I wanted Charley Strong in Tampa, and I still can’t figure out how Denny Green’s been exiled? In a league where antiquated fossils surface and resurface like Moby Dick . . . I guarantee Green could’ve done more in Dallas then Wade, and I like Wade, loved his daddy O.A. Bum.
But I’m sorry – Denny could’ve done more with Dallas then Phillips has, but despite Jerry having this “rep” as a Blue-eyed soul singer . . . My spider senses tell me . . . Jerry ain’t ever gonna turn over the NFL’s Flagship . . . to a Black man, if and when he does . . . slap my ass and call me boy.
Morris wasn’t my first, second, nor seventh choice, but since he was given the wheel, at least allow him a fair opportunity, don’t demand of him what a dozen other head coaches can’t do in their first or fourth year.
Don’t demand of him, what White America has demanded, and still demands today of Black folks – you’ve got to be better, twice as good as the White guy to be treated fairly.