Modify the Rooney Rule

Updated: January 13, 2012, 8:23 PM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

I LOL'd a few weeks back when Miami, Jacksonville and Kansas City all fired their head coaches and replaced them with African-American interim coaches. I chuckled because the moves were manifestations of the new NFL Way when it comes to the league's top on-the-field job:

Hire White Guy.

Fire White Guy after two or three mediocre seasons.

Elevate Black Guy to interim.

Hire White Guy.

Repeat after, say, two or three mediocre seasons.

This ...

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