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The Rooney Rule

Spoke to more people inside Redskins Park. The staff, all of whom remain under contract right now, was informed this morning that the organization must go through a hiring process to comply with NFL rules. They are all essentially in limbo right now. The staff was told nothing about any possibile organizational structure changes, - ie who would replace Gibbs, need for a GM, etc.

Received some emails about the exact nature of the Rooney Rule in terms of minority hiring in the NFL. I contacted the league for the official statement, as there was some confusion if you had interview a minority candidate it a team was going to hire from within. And, yes they do; there is one exception to the rule that does not apply in this case.

Here's the NFL briefing on the rule from 12/20/02:

"On the December 19-20 conference calls, the owners strongly agreed on the principle that any club seeking to hire a head coach will interview one or more minority applicants for the position. The one exception occurs when a club has made a prior contractual commitment to promote a member of its own staff and no additional interviewing takes place (e.g. Mike Martz and the St. Louis Rams in 2000)."


By Jason La Canfora  |  January 8, 2008; 2:44 PM ET
 
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Comments

first???

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Is Mickey Rooney available to coach 'em up?

Posted by: pulldownclaw | January 8, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

So there will be at least a week before we know who the new HC will be.

Posted by: jm220 | January 8, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I think the rule should apply to Redskins Insider too.

Posted by: isnadd | January 8, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Stirring up the pot courtesy of Mark Maske

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/nflinsider/2008/01/why_not_schottenheimer.html

Hee, hee

Adam

Posted by: argh | January 8, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

So in the case that the non-existent clause in Double-G's contract is actually existent, they don't have to follow the Rooney rule? If it isn't existent then they do?

Posted by: sw30 | January 8, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

So it is possible at the 3pm PC for the 'Skins to announce GW as HC then.

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey everyone. Anyone got any links to the press conference (other than redskins.com or espnxxx radio) that would not have a sports related url name? (my work blocks those) if not, anywhere i can go to (again, no sportslreated names in the title that will be doing a live transcript.) thanks!

Posted by: SETH.LEMASTER | January 8, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

So maybe Snyder can reconsider his determination to be the First Fan and General Manager? isnadd, good point.

Posted by: dcarmich | January 8, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

more days without a coach=higher blog count

Posted by: dealer | January 8, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Standing in front of his 3 Lombardis!!! SHWEET!!

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

since my previous post has been eaten up, I will say it again!

SERENITY NOW!

Posted by: Dorf | January 8, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Coach said he thought they would go all the way. Said the game against the birds was a shock.

Posted by: jm220 | January 8, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Standing in front of his 3 Lombardis!!! SHWEET!!

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 03:04 PM

Agreed -- nice touch. Something's wrong with my connection. It looks to me like he's standing behind them.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 8, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Ramblings . . .

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

At players meeting really didn't know. Said sorry to the players. He went home and wanted to speak with family first. On the way back strong feeling in heart of what he should do.

Posted by: jm220 | January 8, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Stirring up the pot courtesy of Mark Maske

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/nflinsider/2008/01/why_not_schottenheimer.html

Hee, hee

Adam

Posted by: argh | January 8, 2008 03:00 PM

I'd take Marty as HC. Don't see it happening, but Snyder could do a lot worse, and has in the past.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | January 8, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Sure 'nough TE. He's behind them.

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Does some jack-a$$ keep holding up a paper cup on the right hand side?

I seriously might cry. I am really sad.

Posted by: suzannepdc | January 8, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Ya think Danny was beggin' Joe to stay during that 2am meeting?

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Said him and Dan talked until 2am. He felt that with his family situation he couldn't make the commitment to the Skins the way the team needed him. I respect that and understand.

Posted by: jm220 | January 8, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I washed Danny's slate clean because of his outstanding conduct and leadership when Sean Taylor died. I think Snyder will make some good decisions this off season.

I think Williams will be the man.

Trailblazer, gotta roll with it up here, hang in there.

The single thread record is over a 1,000 comments, so we won't have a chance with so much news happening. Wait till after the draft. Just sayin.

Speaking of draft, depending upon who the Skins pick up, it will certainly bump at one or more players off the roster.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 8, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Ya think Danny was beggin' Joe to stay during that 2am meeting?

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 03:10 PM

He was probably begging him to put off the decision. "Sleep on it a few more days."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 8, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

thanks for the presser updates - keep them coming!

Posted by: CBT | January 8, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

"going thru coaches by name"--picking a replacement?

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

jm220--

Nice job summarizing for the peeps without ears.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 8, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

New post

Posted by: jm220 | January 8, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

People are hard on Synder. If Joe believes he is such a good guy, as he appears to, he has to be a good guy. Gibbs would never lie to the fans about that.

Posted by: sams3 | January 8, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Said he and Dan reached an agreement at 2:30am this morning on what to do.

Sounds like they need thinker walls at Redskins Park.

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

"... The single thread record is over a 1,000 comments, so we won't have a chance with so much news happening. Wait till after the draft. Just sayin. ..."

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 8, 2008 03:11 PM

That's single thread count. I'm talking single DAY count. We might have busted 1K already.

Posted by: dcsween | January 8, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

"I was always treated better than I deserved in Washington."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 8, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Sween,
No way.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 8, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

That'd be "thicker" walls . .

Posted by: NCICURN | January 8, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

This rule is so unbelievably demeaning to the very people it is intended to help.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 8, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I think Williams' contract would allow the team to get around this rule if they chose to name him the successor. Wouldn't you agree Jasno?

Posted by: pauljr112177 | January 8, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Is grammer check available on your computer. You should run that program before you post any more blogs, thank you.

Posted by: OriginalBroccoli | January 10, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

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