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Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 2:20 pm
 
TresselPosted by Josh Katzowitz

With his suspension complete and with the activation of Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders squad (unfortunately for him, some other guy is going to be starting at quarterback in Oakland), now we’ll turn our attention for the other former Ohio State star who was couldn’t work in the NFL because of his role in the recent Buckeyes football scandal.

That would be Jim Tressel, who was hired to check game replays by the Colts, will begin working for the team this week, the Indianapolis Star writes. 

The delay of his hire was the Colts idea, because, they realized, it would look pretty crappy if Pryor couldn’t play for five games while Tressel could begin earning a paycheck right away (the NFL did say it would have suspended Tressel if the Colts hadn’t made this move).

Now, it sounds like Tressel will have more duties than simply checking to see if an official’s ruling should be challenged. Which makes sense from Tressel's perspective, considering that’s a job for which Tressel might be slightly overqualified.

Originally, Caldwell said Tressel would be a gameday consultant, but now, Tressel might get to come into the team complex in the middle of the week as well.

"I want him to come around to make certain he gets a feel for how we do things with practice, preparation, all those kinds of things," Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. "The rest of the time, it will probably just be toward the weekends, but he will be around."

You wonder about Caldwell’s statement about wanting Tressel to get the hang of how the pro operation works. Does Caldwell eventually want to hire Tressel to be an assistant on his staff? Or what happens if the Colts deem Caldwell expendable after this debacle of a season is complete? Would Tressel be a candidate for the head coaching job?

If so, perhaps Caldwell should cool it on letting Tressel know too many secrets of pro football coaching (if it’s even Caldwell’s call). Otherwise, the guy he’s schooling might be the guy who is soon to replace him.



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Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

"If so, perhaps Caldwell should cool it on letting Tressel know too many secrets of pro football coaching (if it’s even Caldwell’s call). Otherwise, the guy he’s schooling might be the guy who is soon to replace him." 

Caldwell doesn't have much to teach Tressel. Caldwell never won a championship. Caldwell is not a good at adversity....Tressel is...eventhough he was the reason for his troubles.



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

If we can see it, so can the players. I have jsut noticed too many times where Caldwell's football acumen / judgement comes into question.  That is just not normal for a Head Coach.  This Tressel thing is likely to get him some much needed help but I think it is pointless. He has lost the team and the locker room.  He bieved in Painter to keep bbut he did not believe in Painter when the season was about to start.  Not saying Painter was the answer but Reggie Wayne was right, it made no sense the way the treated Painter when Collins came in.  That is further proof because how do the coach make that type QB decision without having his #1 receiver on board? 

I say Peyton could be Offensive Coordinator the rest of the season while they look for new head coach & staff.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

Don't know if any of the aforementioned would fit but I know Caldwell is woefully ineffective and not the guy for the job. I thiink the Colts record over the past decade speaks for itself and should garner top level talent while they still have Peyton there. An assistant trying to emulate his former superior, Dungy, whose only coaching experience has been in the cellar of the ACC with a 30% win rate is not the guy to head this team. This is still Dungy's team, 3 years removed, with Peyton running the show, when he is able. They need to get a coach for the future and this year should be a crystal ball look at what it will look like without Peyton. And Caldwell it ain't.



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

Jon Gruden!!! Come On Down!!!



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

I agree with you, and fire OC Clyde Christensen. We need a better leader as our HC. DOn't know of Tressel is the answer. You know what would be cool but will never happen is if the Colts make Peyton Manning a player/HC (like the Celtics did with Bill Rusell) for next season. Hey, it would be more productive then Jim Caldwell, lol.



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Tressel could have a bigger role for Colts

Caldwell should be fired.  Not sure Tresel should be hired but Caldwell is NOT the answer.  Maybe he should have hired Dungy as Consultant but Colts need new leadership.


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