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By Mike Florio

In 2002, with the very real threat of litigation looming, the NFL addressed its abysmal minority hiring record by adopting the Rooney Rule. Fifteen years later, the rule named for the late Steelers chairman and Hall of Famer Dan Rooney is showing its age. It started as a provision requiring at least one minority candidate to…
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By Mike Florio

During his recent visit to PFT Live, Dolphins coach Adam Gase explained that, early in his NFL career, his work focused on the personnel side of the business. He eventually gravitated to coaching, and he clearly made the right choice. For a multiple reasons. First, Gase became a head coach at 38 and, based on…
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By Mike Florio

If/when the Cardinals draft a quarterback while Bruce Arians is still coaching the team, don’t expect the quarterback to come from a college spread offense. “[T]hat damn sure ain’t what playing quarterback is all about,” Arians writes in his new book, The Quarterback Whisperer. “The most important trait needed to become a QB is leadership.…
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By Charean Williams

Former NFL player Kevin Michael Sampson was arrested in Oklahoma for possession of more than a pound of marijuana and a stolen shotgun, The Oklahoman reported. Sampson, 36, played three seasons as an offensive tackle for the Chiefs, who made him a seventh-round pick in 2004. Sampson saw action in 16 games with seven starts.…
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By Mike Florio

A strange dynamic recently has emerged regarding compliance with the Rooney Rule. Teams are complying without specifying publicly how they complied. It started with the Jaguars. They hired Tom Coughlin to run the show at a time when it wasn’t even publicly known that they were looking to fill the position, since the position didn’t…
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By Michael David Smith

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was born and raised in Oakland, and he’s glad to see fellow Oakland native Marshawn Lynch come out of retirement to play with the hometown Raiders. Glad, in part, because Peters looks forward to hitting Lynch. Peters was back in Oakland for a football camp on Saturday, and he told the…
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By Charean Williams

The Chiefs complied with the Rooney Rule in their search for a new General Manager, although the names of the minority candidates they interviewed were never released. John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, said he was in contact with the Chiefs during their search and was satisfied with the process. “The Chiefs…
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