Jerry Gray, Bobby Mitchell, and the Redskins Rooney Rule

Posted: 2nd January 2010 by Anthony Brown in NFL
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The one thing we are going to miss about Jim Zorn is his unusual candor. We could use a lot moreácandor in Washington from Capitol Hill to Redskin Park. Take Jerry Gray. Can we get some candor please? As a black guy who attended his first Redskins game in 1962 because his dad thought it important that his son see in person the first black guy, Bobby Mitchell,áto play in a Redskins uniform, I have conflicting feelings about Washington'sáimplementation of the Rooney Rule and Jerry Gray's role in it.ááá Coaches come with networks of assistants. I get it. Weáwant coaches to come with their assistantsáso they canámake the biggest impact on their new teamáthe quickest.áI get that, too. Yet somehow that old boy network failed to include minority coaches in any number approaching their ...

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