There's no excuse for teams to pass on black coaches: When it comes to hiring black head coaches, the NFL stands for No Fair-hiring League. What a disgrace.
If there was ever any proof of that, it has been this offseason. With 10 head-coaching vacancies -- the Oakland Raiders job is still open -- and the feeling that owners were looking for new blood, not retreads, many believed two or three new African-American coaches would be hired. Instead, blacks were shut out. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.