NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior
NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
Meet the Jackson City Council candidates on the Nov. 2 election ballot
JACKSON, MI – Five candidates hoping to fill council seats in three city wards will appear on the Nov. 2 election ballot in Jackson. Each city council candidate in the contested races filled out a questionnaire for MLive/Jackson Citizen Patriot, answering questions voters may have. 1st Ward Jackson City Council Candidate Dena Morgan. My grandfather, Dr. Wilbur Dungy was the first Black professor at Jackson Community College before it was Jackson College. 5th Ward City Council Candidate Karen Bunnell.mlive.com
NFL players continue fighting for social justice, diversity
TAMPA, Fla. – NFL players and their union want the league to continue fighting for social justice and they’re still seeking an increase in the number of minority coaches. Two minorities were hired for seven head coach openings this offseason. There were three Black head coaches when the Rooney Rule was adopted in 2003 and there are three now, despite several changes to the rule to help promote more opportunities. Goodell said having two minority coaches hired this year wasn’t what they expected and not what they expect moving forward. “It does frustrate players, especially African American players, because we see ourselves as potential leaders within the NFL community,” Woodyard said.
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.
Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Global opinion has shifted so much that more people are now vilifying those who attack Kaepernick or misrepresent his stance. I have had many people attempt to discourage our support of Colin, which is unthinkable to me. He is encouraged because more folks support Kaepernicks movement but realizes theres a long way to go.
NFL owners don't like Carolina Panthers' $60 million deal for new head coach Matt Rhule. Coaches love it
Usually, NFL head coaching deals don't exceed five or six years, but Gruden changed that with this agreement. "It raised the bar," former NFL head coach Tony Dungy told CNBC in an interview. In the NFL, coaching contracts are not included in a team's salary cap, so those numbers don't typically get released. Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers is congratulated by head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks after their 28-23 win in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 12, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Tepper also signed Rhule for seven years when owners typically don't commit to first-year head NFL coaches for more than four years.cnbc.com
New pass interference reviews have led to a lot of confusion
There were 63 pass interference replay reviews overall, including 26 for offense and 37 for defense and 22 for calls and 41 for non-calls. Exaggeration aside, Gruden has twice been denied attempts to have non-calls turned into defensive pass interference and twice trying to erase an offensive pass interference penalty. Giants coach Pat Shurmur, who has been undeterred in his challenge attempts, threw the red flag for defensive pass interference. Defensive pass interference called on the field: 10 coaches challenges with no reversals, and one official-initiated review with no reversals. Defensive pass interference not called on the field: 23 coaches challenges with four reversals, and three official-initiated reviews with no reversals.