On the Dec. 6 edition of FOX Sports One’s “Undisputed,” sports journalist and commentator Rob Parker implied that the NFL sets up Black coaches to lose because they tend to be hired by bad teams.
The outspoken commentator minced no words as he tried to understand how the Rams’ Jeff Fisher was given a contract extension despite having a mediocre record.
“Brothers who usually get a job coaching get the worst teams. And they are expected to turn it around right away,” Parker says. “Jeff Fisher just got a two-year extension. [The Rams] are 4-8. Fisher gets a two-year extension and he hasn’t had a winning record or made the playoffs in the last five years.”
Co-host Skip Bayless added that Fisher also hasn’t won a playoff game in 13 years.
The focus of the conversation was the Jets’ black head coach, Todd Bowles, who may be forced out without being given a chance to turn the franchise around. Bowles went 10-6 his first year, leading the team to a second-place finish in the AFC East. However, his second year has been dismal. The team is 3-9 and has no chance for a postseason run.
Additionally, Parker refreshed everyone’s memory on Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s lackluster years in Cleveland.
“I’m not saying Todd Bowles is the greatest coach,” Parker says. “Bill Belichick had three losing seasons in Cleveland before they started to win.
“All I’m saying is that it is not fair.”