Without question Tony Dungy brought an unprecedented era of responsibility and respect to the Colts. His strong desire and ability to build a high-character team paid dividends on and off the field. As a result of those very successful and highly ethical years Colts fans were less-than-impressed with Jim Tressel's hiring as a consultant and even more upset that he may be the next head coach.
The hypocrisy disgusts me. I was mad when the Colts hired this guy as a consultant and it still ticks me off. I know fans aren’t buying this, too. A simple question posed on Facebook about Tressel last week had about 30 comments in no time. I almost wrote a blog then, but again, backed off. Don’t feed the fire, I told myself. You would just be writing something to get people excited, and that’s not what you’re about. But at some point, Tressel becomes an important conversation point, like it or not. Well, hate it or not.
And then he goes and follows that up with this, which might be the best thing he has written in years:
@WillyDuer Because I can't help but pick on Phil now, I can't stand the 5th reason for letting Manning go - that he put the Colts in this predicament by having the contract designed this way (where they have to basically commit to 4 years now). Not that long ago everyone was commending Manning for giving the team an early out at no cost, and now Phil is saying that out is creating this awful situation? If not for Manning, the Colts would now be tied to 4 more years with a much bigger cap hit for cutting him. Ugh.
haha, this is why he's my least favorite beat writer. He thinks he should not feed the fire and write something just to get people excited so he backs off a post........then he does just that a week later with this post? And the whole not writing to get people excited, really? He's written a whole lot of that crap this year.
I agree with Phil B on one thing though, the hypocrisy disgusts me - we're just talking about different people.
Phil B, this is why you are my favorite colts beat writer. Well, that and the fact that you are not Kravitz.