Peyton Manning: John Fox says Jim Irsay took “cheap shot”

October 17, 2013 - Peyton Manning

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Jim Irsay's mouth wrote a check his group now contingency cash. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

Jim Irsay’s mouth wrote a check his group now contingency cover. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

It’s on. It’s sooooooooo on.

“The Return of Peyton Manning to Indianapolis” story line that will cackle adult a week and browbeat “Sunday Night Football” has taken a sour, snippy, soap-opera turn…and a week unequivocally usually gets going today.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Denver Broncos Coach John Fox dismissed behind during Indianapolis Colts owners Jim Irsay over tough-love comments a garrulous Colts owners finished about his former quarterback to USA Today. In that interview, Irsay seemed to darken Manning’s accomplishments in Indy since he won usually one Super Bowl. Kind of lowers a frankness spin of a Colts’ designed Manning reverence Sunday, doesn’t it? Manning’s new manager had his back.

“I saw a comments and to be honest with we we suspicion it was a bit of a inexpensive shot,” Fox pronounced in an talk with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “To me, in my opinion, they were unsatisfactory and inappropriate. we mean, Peyton would never contend anything. He’s too grand to do that. But they sounded a small ungrateful and indifferent to me for a man that has set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won multiplication titles, won 4 MVP awards. I’d be grateful with that one Super Bowl ring since there’s a lot of people that don’t have one.”

If it seemed as if a manager of a 6-0 Broncos was on a offensive, that’s since he was. Those comments clearly stung…most expected with No. 18 himself.

Irsay overwhelmed this off by revisiting Manning’s depart and a preference to cut him with USA Today’s Jarrett Bell. Manning, he said, told him he “had” to breeze Andrew Luck and told him “you’d be crazy not to.” This many is certain: The interruption of Manning and Irsay about 19 months ago was emotional, no matter how clearly any celebration might have satisfied it had to be. Manning was entrance off mixed neck procedures and was due a vast payout ($35 million) with his health distant from certain and a group wanting to be rebuilt. The Colts, with Manning blank all of a 2011 season, had a possibility to go younger, cheaper and healthier by holding Luck with a No. 1 collect in a draft. Irsay, in Bell’s story, sounded elegant of all Manning had finished for a franchise…right adult until he forsaken that bling zinger.

“We’ve altered a indication a small bit, since we wanted some-more than one of these,” Irsay said, flashing his Super Bowl ring. “[New England’s Tom] Brady never had unchanging numbers, though he has 3 of these. Pittsburgh had two, a Giants had two, Baltimore had dual and we had one. That leaves we frustrated.

“You make a playoffs 11 times, and you’re out in a initial spin 7 out of 11 times. You adore to have a Star Wars numbers from Peyton and Marvin [Harrison] and Reggie [Wayne]. Mostly, we adore [championships].”

On Tuesday afternoon, Tony Dungy, Manning’s former manager in Indy, weighed in with an swap chronicle of a events of Mar 2012. “I can tell we it wasn’t a no-brainer,” Dungy told a Denver Post’s Mike Klis of a preference to recover Manning. “I was on a phone with Jim Irsay substantially 5 or 6 times over a month as it was heading adult to that. He knew all those factors [age, surgeries, large payout] that we usually enumerated there. But Jim also had a good understanding of loyalty. Jim was a immature child when his father traded Johnny Unitas. So he knew a ramifications of this form of decision. And he also knew how many Peyton had finished for a city of Indianapolis and for that franchise.

“So even for all a reasons we usually settled because it should be done, we don’t consider it was ever a no-brainer in his mind and we can roughly pledge we that if he knew he was going to be healthy like this and personification this kind of football, in hindsight we don’t consider he would have finished it.”

By Tuesday evening, Irsay was tweeting and quoting Manning.

On Wednesday morning, he kept tweeting:

Irsay might good have had a indicate about a Super Bowl rings and it seems rather purposeless to rehash this now. But a Colts didn’t do his immature players any favors as they come off a bad opening in a detriment Monday night and contingency prepare, on a brief week, for a romantic lapse of Manning as good as a lapse on invulnerability of Von Miller, who’d been dangling a initial games of a season. The final thing a Colts need is for Manning whose lapse figured to be severe emotionally, given his “I’ll always be a Colt” press conference, to unexpected spin into angry, focused, impersonal QB. Chances are Fox was meditative something along those lines, too, before he went on a radio.

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