Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and assistant head coach Duce Staley addressed their experiences interviewing for head coaching jobs in the NFL .
“I just know when I had a chance to interview it was awesome,” Staley told the Detroit Free Press. “Awesome experience for me, just to be able to sit in that sit and go through the process. So I can only speak about my situation and what I’ve been through.”
Staley played seven seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and held several coaching positions within the organization for 10 years. Staley interviewed for the head coach position in 2016 and again in 2021. Although he wasn’t hired believes everything was done above board.
“No, I’m not going to say that,” he said. “I know that everything that was done in Philadelphia when I was there, it was fair, it was an awesome opportunity. I took advantage of it. I learned from it. And if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it all over again.”
Glenn spoke positively of his experiences in the interview process with other franchises.
“For me personally, I thought all my interviews were really good interviews,” Glenn said. “And the way that I look at it, I get a chance to get in front of these GMs and other high-level people in the organization, just express my thoughts on how to be a head coach and how to run an organization. That’s the only way I look at it. So I don’t look at it as they’re fake interviews or anything like that.”
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores shocked the football world after he filed a lawsuit against the NFL and a few of its teams alleging racial discrimination. In the lawsuit, Flores makes the case that he was put through “sham” interviews when organizations were allegedly interviewing Flores to adhere to the Rooney Rule.
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