Apparently the local supermarket wasn’t hiring in Columbus – instead of following in Bruce Pearls steps, maligned coach Jim Tressel was hired on by the Indianapolis Colts. It seems to me like an odd fit, as at least with Tony Dungy, the Colts were viewed by many casual fans as the ‘good guys’ of the NFL. They started one of the leagues most likable Quarterbacks, were often going up against Bill Belichick and the Evil Patriots (even inspiring this hyperbole from ESPN,) and generally were lauded for doing things ‘the right way.’ So why would the Colts go out of their way to hire a guy surrounded by controversy?
Especially when the job you’re hiring him for – replay-review consultant – isn’t something that he is particularly great at. Replay-review consulting is a pretty specific line of work – not one that Tressel seems superbly great at, either. It’s not like his replay-review mind is so valuable you take the good with the bad, it’s simply a job to keep him in the rotation of football work. Plus, who’s to say Tressel won’t see a violation on the field and decide to keep it to himself until the head coach comes knocking around? Wouldn’t be the first time.
But the most intriguing question has been brought up by Twitter. Will Tressel see the same five game suspension the NFL held over for Terrelle Pryor or will he get to start work right away? What do you think should happen to the Vest?