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Packers to Interview Maurice Carthon

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Duves, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Duves

    Duves Cheesehead

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    Just heard on the Radio that Green Bay has scheduled an interview him. He's the OC for the powerful Cleveland Browns.... Here we go.
     
  2. Hammer

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    I couldn't believe he is a candidate for a HC job. When has Cleveland ever had a good offense? Not since Bernie Kosar.
    Hammer
     
  3. HatestheEagles084

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    I have a short list of 7-8 candidates, and Carthon falls wayy short of making that list
     
  4. PACKATTACK4

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    They are following NFL guidelines. Need to make the big shots happy. It would not look good if a job like GB became open and the didn't interview a wide array of candidates. Expect to hear more of the same. I believe TT has his mind set on two or three guys. The rest is just window dressing.
     
  5. mattresell

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    Good point. We are required to interview one or more minority candidates. I don't know who this guy is, but he may fall into that category. The rule in my opinion is almost offensive. I would be insulted to fly across the country for an "interview" for a job I had no chance of getting just b/c the NFL wanted to improve it's image.
     
  6. tromadz

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    TT and harlan are going to do this right. They are going to interview minorities, possible candidates, big guns,etc....GB is gonna do this right (i hope)
     
  7. LambeauLeaper

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    What, and pass up on the free peanuts?
     
  8. ahaug82

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    Yeah, I think it's a dumb rule too. It's 2006. The best coach will be hired regardless of race. I think we've progressed as a society to a point where we no longer need anti-segregation rules to guide us.
     
  9. CaliforniaCheez

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    Maurice Carthon does get their minority interview ticket punched.

    Having such an interview early gets it out of the way and allows for more flexibility.
     
  10. ahaug82

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    That's why the rule is stupid. Now teams just interview a minority coach to "get it out of the way". The rule is separating coaches into white and black categories. Can't we just think of them as coaches?
     
  11. CaliforniaCheez

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    I agree but the NFL is still in a PC racist mode.

    There are many good black coaches that teams want. The rule is antiquainted. Herm Edwards, Lovie Smith, Tony Dungy and others show that teams want the best coach period.

    My comment was intended that under the current rules it is a practical step for the team.

    Anyone wanting to get rid of the rule will be called racist. It is high time somebody called the Jesse Jacksons and Stephen Smith's of the world racists.

    The NFL wants success not some PC quota thing. Tagliabue and his old style New York lawyerly ways has to be voted out.
     
  12. NDPackerFan

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    This is as true as it gets....Jesse Jackson condemns some of the very things that he is. Do you think Jackson would come to the aid of somebody in prison about to get the death penalty if he were white??? The guy tried to defend Tookie Williams, the founder of the Crips. Wow
     
  13. Zero2Cool

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    The more interviews the better. YOu never know where you may find a gem.
     
  14. BrettFavre4MVP

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    Who's to say TT is just interviewing Carthon to "get it out of the way"? TT may view Carthon as a legitimate candidate. And I don't think any of us are in a position to say he isn't. I'd doubt anyone here knows anything about Carthon. Yes, the browns suck, but they have zero talent also.

    Also, I read that Thompson is expected to interview Tim Lewis sometime next week. Why would he interview Carthon to "get it out of the way" when he could fulfill that requirement by interviewing Lewis, who is black?

    Oh well, think what you want.
     
  15. tromadz

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    I disagree. I like a good number of players on the browns, like Northcutt and Droughns(hes their davenport, but hes usually healthy).

    from the people TT is interviewing, it sounds like he is searching for our OC, not head coach. At least...i hope.
     
  16. rabidgopher04

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    That's what I was thinking. Besides, Thompson did say that in speaking to other people who have hired coaches that it usually turns out to be someone that you would never suspect to be the perfect fit.

    Just relax, all. We have absolutely no control over the product on the field so just sit back and enjoy it for what it's worth.
     
  17. ahaug82

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    It's not that I think Carthon isn't a legitimate candidate or that Thompson is interviewing him to "get it out of the way". I just think that the rule is unnecessary and only promotes this "get it out of the way" strategy. If a team is going to hire a head coach that just so happens to be white, they shouldn't be forced to interview a minority coach by the league. I think teams should be able to interview the coaches they want to hire and not just fill racial quotas. I just don't see why people can't just think of them as coaches and not "white" coaches and "black" coaches. That's all.

    So yeah, interview as many people as you can... but the rule is unnecessary.
     
  18. BrettFavre4MVP

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    I would agree that rule is insanely stupid. GMs should interview whomever they think is qualified, no matter what color they are.
     
  19. all about da packers

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    The rule has no place in today's world. Racism and discrimination are things that most people have moved past. To force people of a "minority" to be interviewed is down right insulting, IMO. Football coaches should be, and are, picked on the basis of what they know, not what colour they are. And you still have owners who hire coaches without the rule, and are fine with paying a paltry fine. The fact is the NFL has this rule to create "a sense of equality", but it only reinforces the incorrect notion that colour does matter. This rule should be done away with.
     

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