Colts and character

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.

Phillip B. Wilson notes that not only in his own household, but among Colts fans the debate around  Tressel’s character is in high gear:

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.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.