Esks testing Tillman waters? (external - login to view)
The Edmonton Eskimos want you to come to grips with the idea of Eric Tillman.
Given all the rumblings on the football front Sunday, that's the only thing that makes sense. That's why the word is suddenly on the street that the Eskimos are willing to hire Tillman as their new general manager, but only in a week, maybe two.
Sounds to me like their decision-makers on the board of directors want to test the waters before they reel in somebody as controversial and radioactive as Tillman. One or two weeks? The team's four-person search committee has already interviewed him in person in Edmonton. They have seen his work in B.C., Toronto, Ottawa and Saskatchewan for years. They don't need a week or two weeks to decide.
But you do.
And, quite frankly, if the Eskimos fan base hates the idea of hiring the former Saskatchewan GM -- who pleaded guilty less than a year ago to the sexual assault of his children's babysitter and was given an absolute discharge -- I don't think the board will take a chance on him as the architect of their rebuild.