The NFL has not learned its lesson from the anti-American anthem protests.
The league continues to bend the knee to progressive politics.
Now the NFL has come up with an insane new rule that has liberals smiling.
The NFL opened itself up to “woke” infiltration when it did not nip the anti-American protests in the bud from the start.
Once the league showed a willingness to give an inch, leftists took a mile.
Now the league is requiring every NFL team to have at least one offensive assistant that is a racial minority or a woman.
“All 32 NFL teams will hire a minority offensive assistant coach for the 2022 season, part of a series of policy enhancements announced Monday to address the league’s ongoing diversity efforts. The coach can be ‘a female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority,’ according to the policy adopted by NFL owners during their annual meeting, and will be paid from a league-wide fund. The coach must work closely with the head coach and the offensive staff, with the goal of increasing minority participation in the pool of offensive coaches that eventually produces the most sought-after candidates for head-coaching positions.”
First, the rule almost diminishes the defensive side of the ball.
Offensive coaches normally get hired because franchises’ fates rely on the quarterback, the most important position in all of sports, so the diversity czars have little interest in defense.
Also, NFL coaching staffs are large, meaning every team in the league very likely already has an offensive assistant who’s a racial minority.
The real intent is to boost female representation in the sport through this insulting quota system.
The rule change will also add women to the Rooney Rule parameters.
“Added women to the language of the Rooney Rule at all levels. It will now read that women and/or people of color can satisfy the requirement to interview two external minorities for top positions, including head coach. Women are not required to be interviewed, but they are now included in the fulfillment process. It is possible that a team could interview two white women for an open head coach position to satisfy the Rooney Rule, and then make a hire without ever interviewing a person of color. But from a practical standpoint, Rooney said, that is unlikely.”
The NFL is quickly becoming more and more political.
This new rule change comes off the heels of former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores suing NFL franchises for racial discrimination.
Flores was ultimately hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive assistant.
The NFL’s push to be more “inclusive” plays right into the hands of the left, who will continue to require more of the league.
Leftists aren’t done attempting to socially engineer the NFL.