Monday, September 5, 2011

NFL News- Colts Edition

A couple of tidbits of Colts news from this past weekend. Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was hired by the Indianapolis Colts to be their replay-game consultant. This means that Tressel will essentially tell Coach Jim Caldwell whether or not to challenge a play in question. This job is game-day only and it sounds to me that it is essentially a job that an armchair quarterback can do.

Tressel won't be starting his new job soon, though. The Indianapolis Colts have suspended him for the first 6 games of the regular season. The Colts decided to enact a suspension after questions surfaced "with respect to the equity of his appointment as opposed to suspensions being served this season by present and former Ohio State players." This is a complete joke. Miami players get suspended for 1 game, but Tressel loses his job and finds one in a different league and he is still suspended. I guess the moral of the story is don't get free tattoos?

On another note, Peyton Manning has been told by his doctors to not practice this week. Apparently, Manning is weak and slow to recover.
"Manning's triceps strength has plateaued and he doesn't have the arm strength right now, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen." "But the NFL's 4½-month lockout prevented Manning from working out with team trainers, something Manning said contributed to his slow recovery."
This is good news/bad news. There is good news for all of those Kerry Collins fans out there because we will most likely start the season opener against the Texans. The bad news is for my fantasy team franchise player. With Peyton out I will have to start my backup, Colt McCoy. Looks like I may dive into free agency in week 1.

(via ESPN and ESPN)

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