Paul Tagliabue’s Hall of Fame case much stronger with Rooney Rule getting results

A banner year for minority coaching hires couldnt have come at a better time for Paul Tagliabue and his chances at Pro Football Hall of Fame selection.

During his 16-plus years as NFL commissioner, Tagliabue helped oversee implementation of the so-called Rooney Rule. Teams with a head-coaching vacancy are now required to interview at least one minority candidate.

The mandate bore fruit this month with the hiring of Anthony Lynn (Chargers) and Vance Joseph (Broncos) to join Jim Caldwell (Lions), Hue Jackson (Browns), Todd Bowles (Jets), Ron Rivera (Panthers), Mike Tomlin (Steelers) and Marvin Lewis (Bengals).

The Texans are hoping for different results after the 27-0 beatdown they took at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 22. That was one of just five games this season in which the Texans surrendered 27 points or more.

Houston, which has the NFL’s top-ranked defense, has not allowed more than 21 points since a 27-20 loss to the Raiders on Nov. 21.

The Texans shut down the Raiders last weekend, but that with an offense without MVP candidate Derek Carr and instead led by rookie Connor Cook. It will be a much bigger challenge Saturday Cheap Ireland Football Jerseys with two-time league MVP and four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.

The guy is the most poised quarterback in the NFL,Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said of Brady, who has 28 touchdowns and only two interceptions this season. He Cheap Jerseys And Hats doesnt get rattled at all. He just stays calm and thats what makes him so good.

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