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Bills OC Anthony Lynn Not For in Support of the NFL’s Rooney Rule

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Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, who interviewed last offseason for the Miami Dolphins’ and San Francisco 49ers’ head-coaching vacancies, says he is opposed to the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate, Mike Rodak of reports.

“I think it’s good to get in front of the decision-makers and let them hear what you have to say,” he said Thursday. “But at the same time, I think some people take advantage of it. I’m not for it. Hire the best man for the job. That’s all I want.”

Lynn, who is black and has expressed interest in becoming a head coach, purposely avoided head-coaching interviews last offseason that he believed were simply arranged by teams to fulfill the Rooney Rule.

Named for Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, the NFL established the rule in 2003 with the intention of giving minority coaches greater opportunity in the hiring process. The NFL expanded the rule in 2009 to include “lead personnel executives” such as general managers.

“I think sometimes people do that to check the box,” Lynn said Thursday. “I don’t agree with it.”

“[The rule] has its pros and cons,” Lynn said. “If I didn’t do the interview in New York, maybe my name wouldn’t be circulating right now, I don’t know. But I think it’s good to get in front of the decision-makers and let them hear what you have to say.”

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