I started this post, but I could not find it. I am not trying to start another bash Tomlin thread about his coaching tree, but I am curious to see what others think on why there haven't been black coaches that have thrived and went on to bigger things during the Tomlin era? I realize the biggest reason is that coordinators have been white and older in LeBeau and Butler on defense, and Bruce Arians on offense, and most are coordinators who are hired for HC jobs. Another reason is that there hasn't been much turnover in coordinators. A third reason could be that some of the position coach hires, for example, Porter and Lake, haven't been successful. (I still say the talent wasn't there for these coaches. But at the same time, it didn't look like Porter and Lake were maxing out the players they had). Mitchell on the d-line was a good coach, but he never advanced. Mann, the WR coach, was a good position coach, yet he didn't advance before he retired. Plus Art Rooney II has had a voice in hiring at least one coordinator, Haley. But with Tomlin's longevity, one would think there would be coaches that he would be able to develop. I only ask this because of the conversation that the owners are having about minority hires. I realize there are only 96 positions total between the head coaches, OCs, and DCs, minus the head coaches that do dual roles, so the opportunities are few. Maybe I have answered my own question, but I am interested in your logical thoughts.