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NFL brass says virtual interviews will help Black candidates, but the evidence is lacking

Three NFL teams have already fired their head coaches and general managers this season, and as the weeks wind down there will inevitably be more who’ll follow.

It’s part of life in the league, though making such moves four or five games into the season as Houston and Atlanta did isn’t common practice.

Vacancies always lead to discussions and lists of who could fill them, and this year there has been an emphasis on more of those roles being filled by Black men or men of color, since there continues to be a dearth of diversity in top jobs across the league despite a supposed effort to change that.