“Football is about physical advantage. [Women] are at a loss when it comes to the reference points of football,” Kiley said. “This is not discrimination against women. I don’t care if a woman is president, that’d be great. I don’t care if a woman runs a corporation, that’d be great. But don’t set people up to fail. It drives me crazy. I don't want a woman to be led into the NFL coaching ranks...if the Cleveland Browns hired the Kathryn Smith, you'd be the first one to go berserk.”
Smith previously worked as the administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan last season and in 2014 when both were with the Jets organization. Smith was a player personnel assistant with the Jets for seven years prior, and also worked for the team as an intern.
The Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter as a training camp assistant before the 2015 season, but her position was temporary.
Kiley is also the same radio host that criticized the first female NFL referee for being in the wrong place.