After Matt Rhule’s firing, Steve Wilks steps into unwinnable spot too many Black coaches have found themselves

It’s a depressingly familiar situation: A white coach steers his team straight into the iceberg, and a Black coach is tasked with trying to keep it afloat for the remainder of a season, no matter how much water it has taken on. In that way, however, NFL teams are simply continuing the American tradition of relegating Black people to little more than the help, hired to clean homes in neighborhoods they weren’t allowed to live in or paid to mop the floors in schools they weren’t allowed to learn in.

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