We are still 4 days away from the biggest game of the regular season, Peyton’s return to Indianapolis. However, after some of the recent comments made by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay to USA Today, the week has gotten a lot more interesting. USA Today released an interview with Colts owner Jim Irsay and in the piece, the owner comes across somewhat ‘unappreciative’ & ‘ungrateful.’ At least according to the coach of the Denver Broncos, John Fox.
“I saw the comments and to be honest with you I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot,” Fox told Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller of SiriusXM NFL Radio. “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.”
Fox’s comments stem from Jim Irsay quotes released in USA Today discussing the lack of Super Bowl championships while Peyton was in Indy.
“We’ve changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these,” Irsay said, referring to his Super Bowl XLI ring. “[Tom] Brady never had consistent numbers, but he has three of these. Pittsburgh had two, the Giants had two, Baltimore had two and we had one. That leaves you frustrated.
“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 Reggie [Wayne]. Mostly, you love [championships].”
Do you think Jim Irsay sounds ‘unappreciative’ and ‘ungrateful’ or do you think John Fox is getting upset over nothing?