Jay-Z infamously said at the announcement of his upcoming work with the NFL that the league is past the kneeling stage, stating that it is time for action. It would be hard to imagine that the celebrated entertainer and business man picturing the actions becoming so drastic within a year’s time.
The NFL and Jay-Z can be applauded for their respective efforts to create change, but true change can never be created by either interest until Colin Kaepernick is either at the table with them or at its head.
This off-season alone shows that we might have to make additional edits to the (Rooney) rule, because lack of representation across the league’s coaching fraternity is becoming more prevalent than ever.
So necessary is initiative in dealing with the issues that plague so many of the communities the NFL represent. In their actions this week Bears from both the past and present are sending a correct message to the youth of Chicago.