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Jason Whitlock: Stop Saying Lovie Smith is a 'Victim' After Texans Firing

Jason Whitlock: “Cal McNair, the owner of the Texans, would rather cut Lovie Smith a $15-$20 million dollar check than continue in a relationship he doesn't believe has a real future. The Texans did the exact same thing a year ago when they decided to annul their marriage to David Culley, another coach they wed quickly with no real conviction. This is the consequence of the racial politics corporate media foisted upon the NFL, and the league office adopted without pushback. Neither Smith nor Culley got the Houston job because management believed they were the best candidate. Smith and Culley were chosen largely because of their skin color, pressure from Roger Goodell and his top lieutenant Troy Vincent, and the NFL's desire to avoid being called ‘racist’ over its treatment of Black coaches. Houston was guilt-tripped into hiring Smith and Culley. Guilt can get you the job but it won't allow a man to keep that job. You think Cal McNair feels sorry for Smith and Culley after cutting multi-million dollar severance checks? No dice. McNair feels like he did Smith and Culley favors… Because he did. Culley was a career-long NFL assistant. He was 66 years old when he landed his first head coaching job. The longtime NFL receivers coach was working as the ‘passing game coordinator’ for the Baltimore Ravens when the Texans gave him the job. ‘PASSING GAME COORDINATOR’ for Lamar Jackson's Baltimore Ravens. That's like being elevated to the CEO of Weight Watchers after being the ‘Vegetables Coordinator’ for Lizzo. The Texans gifted Culley the job and everybody knew it, including the players in the Houston locker room. Football locker rooms are where false narratives die. Things that sound good on Twitter or during a woke ESPN rant often sound like hot garbage in a locker room where players just want to win games, and they don't really care about the color of their head coach. Culley inspired no one, the Texans went 4-13 last year. Culley offered no unique strategic advantage or leadership. Years ago, Lovey Smith offered a unique strategic advantage and impactful leadership. He was an expert at Tony Dungy's ‘Tampa 2’ defense, and Smith mimicked the quiet strength and poise of his mentor. Smith had a strong nine-year run with the Chicago Bears winning three divisional titles and one NFC Championship. He parlayed that into a two-year stint in Tampa, and five seasons at the University of Illinois. His last winning season as a head coach was a decade ago in 2012, his final season in Chicago. Smith is 64 years old now, he's lost his magic. The Texans hired him to satisfy the race baiters in the media. It's a recipe for failure. You can't lead 60 men in a locker room when everyone knows you got hired because Roger Goodell, Troy Vincent, and ESPN talking heads forced ownership to hire you. Guilt and racial idolatry are powerful forces on Twitter. The same woke players tweeting out ‘Black Lives Matter!’ act completely different inside a locker room. They want to be led by dynamic coaches of ANY color. The media race baiters have emasculated black coaches. They've turned all of them into sympathy hires. Everyone, including the Black players are suspicious of a Black head coach’s qualifications and competence… NFL ownership doesn't have a problem with the color of Brian Flores' skin, they have a problem with his attitude, and the attitude of a generation of young people who feel entitled. The world doesn't owe men, regardless of color, ANYTHING. Victims are not leaders. The people trying to shame employers into a job are not leaders, they're cowards. If Lovie Smith is a victim of anything, it's the perception of Black men as weak and unqualified created by the ‘diversity, inclusion, and equity’ proponents. You've listened to people all day tell you ‘Oh my God, the NFL is racist!', and ‘Oh my God, this is completely unfair to Lovie Smith!’, and ‘Oh my God, this is two years in a row the Houston Texans have done this to Black coaches!’, and ‘This is unfair, this is what Black coaches face!’… Man, there have been 29 head coaches in the NFL fired after one year. Lovie Smith and David Culley are not new. They don't represent anything new. It's a cutthroat business. This culture we've created where you’ve got to hire a Black coach or you're ‘racist’ is why Lovie Smith and David Culley got the job instead of someone who's qualified, or instead of a young coach who may have had a chance to do something.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Jason Whitlock of ‘Fearless’ call out members of the media who blasted the Houston Texans for firing Lovie Smith, and implying 'racism' when mentioning Houston's trend of firing Black head coaches in consecutive seasons, as Whitlock says the only reason Smith and David Culley were ever hired in the first place by Houston was because of their skin color, and not their qualifications or competence.

Check out the segment above as Whitlock details why there’s a ‘woke’ movement of race baiters that are setting Black head coaches up for failure.

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