Mike Tomlin is currently the only Black head coach in the NFL
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With David Culley being fired by the Texans on Thursday. Mike Tomlin is currently the only Black head coach in the NFL. Ron Rivera and Robert Saleh are the two other minority head coaches.
The NFL is constantly trying to make it seem like they're all about diversity and inclusivity, but Tomlin is the only Black head coach in the league currently where nearly 70 percent of the players are Black. This is a terrible look for the NFL. It's flat-out disgraceful.
Culley and Brian Flores, who was fired by the Dolphins on Monday, weren't given a fair shot, either. Culley was with the Texans for just one season and had arguably the worst roster in the league. The Texans finished the season 4-12 and they pulled off an upset against the Chargers in Week 16. The Texans also played the Titans tough this past Sunday, as they lost by just three points, 28-25.
Flores led the Dolphins to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2002-2003. He was the Dolphins' head coach for just three seasons, and they finished 9-8 this season. It makes no sense.
I fully expect Flores to get another head coaching job this offseason, but the NFL has a major problem here when it comes to the lack of minority head coaches and how they're not given a fair opportunity once they're in position.
Art Shell was the only Black head coach in the NFL on Jan. 13, 1990. Thirty-two years later on the exact date, there's still only one black head coach currently in the league. That's shameful.