The Indianapolis Colts announced that Quarterbacks Coach Marcus Brady and Director of College Scouting Morocco Brown will be participating in the virtual 3rd annual Quarterback Coaching Summit held both Monday and Tuesday (June 22-23) of this week:
#Colts announce QB coach Marcus Brady and director of college scouting Morocco Brown will take part in the virtual Quarterback Coaching Summit today and tomorrow.— George Bremer (@gmbremer) June 22, 2020
The event is co-sponsored by the NFL and the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
The overall goal is to strengthen the coaching and personnel development of the league’s minority pipeline by equipping offensive coaches with resources, professional development, and networking opportunities with NFL club representatives.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard was appreciative that members of his coaching staff and front office were participating in this year’s event:
“The NFL is striving to do a better job identifying and cultivating minority talent for our coaching ranks—particularly on the offensive side of the ball,” Ballard said.
“We’re happy that Marcus and Morocco, both of whom are integral to everything the Colts do in football operations, will be able to share their experiences and mentor others, who are looking to break into coaching.”
Among this year’s panelists include:
NFL @NFL @BCFHOF holding Quarterback Coaching Summit webinar today, Tuesday, including Troy Vincent, Doug Williams, Hue Jackson, Ozzie Newsome, Mike Vrabel, Byron Leftwich, Jim Caldwell, Art Rooney, Eric Bieniemy, Tony Elliott, Anthony Lynn, Roger Goodell— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) June 22, 2020
Obviously, the ‘Rooney rule’ hasn’t quite leveled the playing field to how it was intended, as there are currently only four ethnic-minority head coaches and two ethnic-minority general managers in the NFL—which prompted modifications to the existing rule earlier this offseason.
However, one way to also foster diversity and combat racial disparity among league personnel circles is to continue to improve the qualifications, skill-set, and experience of minority candidates. This year’s summit aspires to provide an infrastructure of potential resources to possible NFL minority candidates going forward—with such goals in mind.
It seems like a great way for both Brady and Brown to ‘give back’ and stay involved—while promoting much needed change.