So Irsay has taken to
In the original interview, Irsay talked about parting ways with Manning after the 2011 season and drafting quarterback
But then Irsay started talking about Super Bowl rings, flashing his around multiple times while saying:
"We've changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these. [New England quarterback
"You make the playoffs 11 times, and you're out in the first round seven out of 11 times. You love to have the 'Star Wars' numbers from Peyton and Marvin [Harrison] and
Those comments rubbed many people the wrong way, including Manning's current coach in Denver,
"I saw the comments and to be honest with you I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot. To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate. I mean, Peyton would never say anything. He's too classy to do that. But they sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me for a guy that has set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won division titles, won four MVP awards. I'd be thankful with that one Super Bowl ring because there's a lot of people that don't have one."
Irsay started playing the blame game on Twitter early Tuesday morning.
Those expressing negatIvity about the concept of building well rounded teams around great QBs 2 achieve Championships have negative agendas— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 16, 2013
The noise doesn't bother me,to quote the most loved Ind Colt of all time"I wanted to stay,Jim wanted me to stay,circumstances forced r hand"— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 16, 2013
He then started talking about the Colts' plans to honor Manning on Sunday night when the
And then couldn't resist one more jab at the folks with negative agendas -- just for good measure.
[Updated at 9:56 a.m.: Irsay won't let the matter drop. These just in on Twitter:
Now that he has officially mentioned "the media" by name, let me point out that none of us own the Colts and, therefore, don't look like ingrates when we mention that Manning has won only one Super Bowl.]