Pete Carroll called out NFL owners over minority hiring track record

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll reportedly called out NFL owners during last week’s league meetings, saying that the hiring of minority coaching candidates won’t improve until the owners accept that there are capable candidates different than themselves, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Carroll reportedly spoke for about 10 minutes during a meeting between the league’s coaches and general managers last Tuesday. In an impassioned speech, the Seattle coach said that policies geared at increasing the number of minority coaching candidates will not be enough until the owners fundamentally change their approach and mindset to the hiring process.

“He just went off,” an anonymous source told Schefter of Carroll’s comments. “He was saying you can do anything but until the owners get to know these candidates before the actual interviews and understand that they have to hire people who are different from them, it’s not going to really change.”


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