What a difference a week makes. After the Detroit Lions’ dominant performance versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6, we’re left with more questions than answers, but the prevailing question is a loaded one: Are the Lions turning a corner... or were the Jaguars just that bad?
Morris was one of eight Black coaches in the NFL in 2011 — the high-water mark in a single season — during the league’s push to provide more opportunities for minority coaches. The numbers have tailed off since then. In the midst of the country’s social-justice movement and the focus on sports, the spotlight again shines on the NFL, which implemented the “Rooney Rule” to offer more opportunities for minority candidates in interviewing for open coaching positions.
When Ian McKinley left Ireland for Italy in 2012, he had only just begun to attempt to bring a sense of normality back into his life, which had been cruelly turned upside down. Eight years later, McKinley has returned at a time when everyone else's world is now enduring some degree of uncertainty. Moving to Italy was a shot to nothing for the Dubliner, yet not in his wildest dreams could he have envisaged how life-changing the decision would turn out to be.