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  • Mike Tomlin Ryan Shazier Jersey , who is entering his 13th season with the Steelers, now is one of only threeleague. Anthony Lynn and new Dolphins coach Brian Flores are the others.Since Dan Rooney — the namesake of the Rooney Rule — died two years ago this month, NFL teams have made 15 head coaching hires with Flores and Steve Wilks the only African-Americans. Wilks lasted only one season in Arizona.“I think the numbers speak for themselves in that regard,” Tomlin said, via Gerry Dulac of the . “It was a disappointing hiring cycle for someone who watches it like I do Maurkice Pouncey Jersey , knowing some of the deserving men I do who I thought should have gotten an opportunity and didn’t. But we’ll continue to work and fight for equality and opportunity.”The league adopted the Rooney Rule in 2003, requiring teams hiring head coaches to interview at least one minority candidate. In 2009, the NFL expanded it to include openings for General Manager positions.“I think that’s what the Rooney Rule speaks to, equality within the opportunity,” Tomlin said. “We’ll continue to fight for that Cameron Heyward Jersey , not only in terms of head coaching searches, but maybe other areas of the profession as well. I know there’s some discussions in the offseason regarding some of that.” The Steelers’ rookies took the field for the first time in black-and-gold in Day 3 of rookie minicamp."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsSteelers Rookie Minicamp Recap, Day 3: Benny Snell Jr. shows maturity beyond his yearsNew,3commentsThe Steelers’ rookies took the field for the first time in black-and-gold in Day 3 of rookie minicamp.EDTShareTweetShareShareSteelers Rookie Minicamp Recap, Day 3: Benny Snell Jr. shows maturity beyond his yearsReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsThe Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field Sunday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex Ben Roethlisberger Jersey , but they didn’t have their full compliment of players in uniform. No, it was just the rookies participating during Day 3 of Rookie Minicamp Friday.Considering this is the first time the media, and fans, have gotten to see the newest members of the 90-man roster, there was plenty of news to decipher after the players ended practice.In this recap we will give the majority of credit to those who were there by just highlighting the content which we are sharing.With that said Antonio Brown Jersey , let’s get to the news of Day 3 of Rookie Minicamp:Benny Snell gets itThere are times when people hear Snell talk and roll their eyes. He is a very confident young man, but don’t think he doesn’t also have his head on his shoulders correctly. Snell spoke after Day 3 of minicamp about how although he is now a professional, he is always ready to learn. Learn from Ben Roethlisberger, and other greats who have gone before him. So, in other words Greg Lloyd Jersey , Snell isn’t just about referring to himself in the third person, and using slogans like “Snell Yeah!”Mike Tomlin on the 60-man rookie minicampCoach Tomlin talks to reporters briefly after practice regarding the challenge that is dealing with a 60-man rookie minicamp roster.Rookies first NFL experienceWondering what the first time stepping on an NFL practice field is like for the rookies? Several rookies give their take on minicamp and what it is like being in the NFL.VIDEOS/PHOTOS