Days before Dolphins and Chargers take each other on in their NFL Week 10 clash, head coaches Brian Flores and Anthony Lynn share their opinions about diversity in the league.
The NFL has been very vocal about its commitment to diversity and has put in efforts to propagate the same in the past decades. However, the results have not reflected that much in the league’s current coaching contingent.
Brian Flores, Anthony Lynn speak up about NFL’s recent implementations to push for diversity in the coaching and GM recruitment
Brian Flores and Anthony Lynn, in charge of Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers respectively, are two of the only three non-interim black head coaches in the NFL at present.
The NFL also recently implemented that all teams must interview minority candidates for coaching and executive openings and has also approved the plan to reward teams with draft picks for developing minority coaches and GMs.
It was a thumbs up from Brian Flores, speaking about the new regulation.
“I support the change,” Flores said in a recent interview with Miami Herald, “Look, there are a lot of good coaches in this league — white, Black. But if you’re asking me about minority coaches, there are certainly a large contingent of capable, smart, bright leaders in this league.”
“I’m hopeful that they get the opportunities they deserve, and I’m sure if given those opportunities, they’ll have success,” added the Dolphins head coach.
Similar reactions were recorded from the Chargers chief as well.
“I know our league and our owners are for diversity. They want that in the National Football League. And if this is going to help qualified minority candidates get opportunities that they never would have got, I’m all for it,” asserted Lynn.
Dolphins (5-3) are currently 2nd in the AFC East, while Chargers (2-6) are at the bottom of AFC West.