Does the NFL Still Need the ‘Rooney Rule’?

January 24, 2011  |  

(The Root) — New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was the “it” black candidate this off-season when it came to NFL head-coaching vacancies. Fewell interviewed for the top job with the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns, all of whom hired someone else. His full slate was due to two factors, his status as a highly regarded coordinator and the NFL’s “Rooney Rule,” which requires teams to consider minority candidates for head coach and general manager openings.

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