Dale Hansen — who was twice named the AP’s Sportscaster of the Year — also acknowledged that his race has given him an advantage in his own career.
“Young, talented coaches of color not getting the chance, that’s a huge problem. The covert racism of the NFL ownership group is so bad, the NFL had to make a rule so that minority coaches could at least get an interview.”
Eight NFL head coaches — five of them black — were fired at the end of the 2018 regular season which wrapped last month. The six coaches hired so far to replace them all are white.
In a league where about 70% of the players are black, only two of the 32 NFL teams currently have black head coaches.
In 2003, the NFL adopted a policy, called the Rooney Rule, requiring every team with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one or more minority candidates.
Neither the NFL nor the Arizona Cardinals immediately responded Thursday to a request for comment.

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