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Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

Posted on: February 21, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit
D. Williams (US Presswire)
After six years in the Buccaneers front office, serving as the team’s scouting director, Doug Williams left the organization last May to be the general manager of the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers. The former Redskins quarterback, who is best remembered for being the first African American to line up under center in a Super Bowl, has long aspired to be a general manager in the NFL.

However, those aspirations were recently put on hold (if not abandoned) when Williams decided to take a coaching position at Grambling State, where his son is a freshman on the team.

Rick Stroud of TampaBay.com wrote about this latest career move, but it was Williams’ comments about his time with the Bucs that’s the real story. There are only five minority general managers in the NFL.

"The good ol' boy network is alive and well,'' Williams said. "But it's changed from the good ol' boy network to the fraternity. I always find a way to overcome and just keep going forward.

"I look at it this way, you've got guys sitting in the front office that never coached. I just didn’t coach college, I coached high school. If you've got the patience and time to coach high school, you can do other jobs. There are guys who learned the (football) language and never got their hands dirty, per se. They can’t go back and get their hands dirty again.

"I'm not frustrated at all. When I left the (NFL) the first time, things happened for me.''

For what it’s worth, Williams also said that the Bucs front office wanted to draft Mark Sanchez, but head coach Raheem Morris pushed hard for Josh Freeman. (Morris was familiar with Freeman from their season together at Kansas State.)

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Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

After Obama was voted in as President I thought the race card would be eliminated. I believe now it is a mentality that's never going away. If you want equality why is there even a Rooney Rule in the NFL , the best guy or the guy they want gets the job period. Black colleges - no white colleges. Black scholarship fund - no white only scholarship fund. Seems to me that we cater to the blacks and they still want the race card.  I'm not a racist but it always irks me when I hear this whining about no opportunities because of their color. In my opinion it takes a racist to pull the race card. Results are hard to ignore no matter what color you are.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

Only 5 minority GM's????? That's 15.5%............higher than the African American poulation in this country.  What's his complaint? If he's so concerned with equality, why doesn't he start crying about the lack of white cornerbacks?





Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

Is this excuse ever going to get old? For crying out loud, SHUT THE F--- UP! It just makes him or anyone else using this excuse look dumb and bitter.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

THis is lame he didnt say anything about the Bucs that was bad come on.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

 I just didn’t coach college, I coached high school.
He really said that? I read the entire article and still don't know what he's upset about.



Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Doug Williams harsh words for Bucs front office

No...really?..he played the race card? A black coach and black QB but no black GM (which by the way is the one HE wants), so they are racists. What a nut job. I think he's right where he is supposed to be so he can tell everyone until the day he dies "I didn't get a chance because I was black".


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