Tony Dungy foresees ‘unintended consequences’ of Rooney Rule changes

Former NFL head coach and Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Tony Dungy is aware of a factor or two about serving as a minority chief in sports activities. With it just lately being reported that the league is contemplating making some main modifications to its NFL Draft format as a way to incentivize the hiring of minority coaches and entrance workplace executives, it’s no shock that probably the greatest to ever do it has determined to supply some perception into this seemingly fluid state of affairs.

“In my thoughts, that is drastic,” Dungy said, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “I don’t assume personally it’s the best factor to do, however I feel it ought to spur some, actually, consideration and a few communication and dialog and folks say, ‘OK, this won’t be it, however possibly we will do this [instead].’”

It’s price noting, although, that Tony Dungy does assist the piece of the reported proposal that might allow minority coaches to depart from one franchise as a way to settle for a promotion from one other.

“I simply have by no means been in favor of rewarding individuals for doing the best factor,” Tony Dungy added. “And so I feel there’s going to be some unintended penalties. To me it’s nearly just like the go interference rule. Yeah, we have to do one thing. I don’t know if that is precisely it. We have to maintain working till we discover out what that neatest thing is to do.”

It stays to be seen as as to whether the NFL will formally adapt these modifications. Tony Dungy will likely be watching with the remainder of us.

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