-The NYG really expanded the law suit to racism by hiring Daboll 3 days prior to Coach Flores being interviewed
This is a common exaggerated and untrue sentiment. NFL teams have spent at least 40 years interviewing talented people they had no intention of hiring or drafting.
They're getting dirt and the candidate is getting experience.
Tony Dungy was a huge catalyst for this process and used it to encourage African Americans to get noticed and experience. There was some older OC that went to interviews and got hired as a HC after being turned down like a dozen times before.
The Packers coach LaFleur impressed everyone in a round of HC interviews where he didn't get the job. He stunk as the Titans OC and yet was hired as the Packers coach just after.
I love Pep Hamilton and his story of the Luck's influence and how in the XFL he wowed em so much in the coaching interview, they just made him GM too. In Houston, even with Tim Kelly on staff, they had to have him after a great interview. He was their passing game coordinator last year and did great work with little. The Panthers OC job he was to be interviewed for- he turned them down.
Patricia was coach if Detroit and he isn't getting much play so now he's gonna be working the other side of the ball in New England to better his resume.
The shine of the star has a lot to do with it and we don't want to admit that. We want wins and losses or the rank of a D or O to matter so much but reputation is king.
I think it's highly questionable if you tell me no team did something to lose to get a top pick- it could be as little as a stud sitting weeks with a twisted ankle to a major purposeful bad play call- I certainly believe it happened.
Flores is the same as every employee that left every job and figuratively burned the place down when he left- it makes prospective employers think twice. It really took the shine off a wonderful start to a HC career.
The NFL has a long-standing policy of waiting til the dust settles to hire/sign players and coaches whose actions stirred the pot publicly. Is Urban Meyer getting all these job offers? How about Buddy Ryan?
Also, even the non eventful- You mentioned NYG but did Judge get offers or retreat to NE? Jeff Fisher was on the competition committee between jobs. McCarthy after Green Bay.
Theres a definite gap, almost always. Parcells was widely respected yet sat before Dallas. Plenty like him, it's just common.
We want them hired and root for it's but reality is they always sit a year or so til another opportunity is presented.
I wish Flores tons of luck in the future but he better not be bitter next year when he's interviewing. Take the time to chill and be with family and start anew in 2023.