January 18, 2006

Sean Payton to coach the Saints: The latest Parcell's protege to get a head coaching job

posted by chuy to football at 07:29 PM - 9 comments

Another white guy, like the the ones the Jets and (night final yet but close) the Lions. Amazing, when it comes to this stuff you can call me RZA Jr.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:04 PM on January 18, 2006

Like the ones the jets and the lions? Are you saying all white guys are alike? Isnt that sterotyping?

posted by scottyooooo at 07:08 AM on January 19, 2006

mannnn we need more black players and quarterbacks!!!! asst. caches!!! higher up in management!!!!! owners!!!! thats right just becuase you know that some day a black coach will win the superbowl and we wont let you forget about it, it took so long becuase you never let us go what happen to the best man for the job play that card go home

posted by sportcrunch at 07:22 AM on January 19, 2006

Typically I would doubt the sagacity of hiring a young quarterbacks coach as a head coach. But, this is the Saints. Their offense needs even more help than their defense, especially at the quarterback position, where Coach Peyton is going to have to develop a rookie (probably Matt Leinart). That said, he is also one of those Parcells protéges, which, last time I checked, have fared fairly well as coaches in the NFL.

posted by RScannix at 08:36 AM on January 19, 2006

Parcells protoges..have faired fairly well You mean like Maurice Carthon? True he took his team to the playoffs the last few years... Oh yeah, wait, that's right, Carthon is once again being passed over for all the openings. Anyway, I'm not saying that there are no qualified white assistant coaches. But this off-season, with 9 or 10 openings and not one team hires a non-white person then I think we can safely say that the system is not working. That the owners/GMs are not just looking for the most qualified man for the job. And that sucks.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:34 AM on January 19, 2006

There are six black head coaches in the NFL: Lovie Smith, Tony Dungy, Marvin Lewis, Denny Green, Romeo Crennel and Herman Edwards. However slow it may seem to some the system is working. Payton is a good choice for the NO job especially with a rookie QB soon to be arriving.

posted by Termite at 12:03 PM on January 19, 2006

To expand on Termite's post, three of those coaches (Smith, Dungy, and Lewis) coached playoff teams and one won the coach of the year (Smith). And bill, not to offend anybody, but could you tell me what black coaches are available?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:20 PM on January 19, 2006

YYM, did I not mention Maurice Carthon in my comment? He's been offensive coordinator for a couple of teams now. Then there's Mike Singletary. I don't keep a list on hand but I expect there are a few more that would be good choices. Termite, what about Doug Williams (is that his last name)? A Super Bowl QB with head coaching experience at the college level, has been an assistant and worked in the front office in the pros. I think he'd know how to groom a guy like Leinart plus he has local roots.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:07 PM on January 19, 2006

billsaysthis, great idea, and one that some Nawlins residents backed fully about a week ago.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:07 PM on January 19, 2006

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