Jim Irsay Tweets His Response To The Peyton Manning Controversy

Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Ryan Grigson stand on the sidelines before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Irsay is starting to back the truck up. Of course he went to his favorite media outlet, twitter, to share his thoughts on the situation.

If you missed some of the comments from yesterday, here is what Irsay said on USA Today:

“We’ve changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these,” Irsay told the paper while flicking up his right hand to show his Super Bowl XLI championship ring.

“(Tom) Brady never had consistent numbers, but he has three of these,” Irsay adds. “Pittsburgh had two, the Giants had two, Baltimore had two and we had one. That leaves you frustrated.”

Then Denver Broncos head coach John Fox shot back at Irsay saying:

“I saw the comments. And to be honest with you, I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot,” Fox said. “To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate.

“Peyton would never say anything. He’s too classy to do that. They sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me. For a guy who has set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won four MVP awards… be thankful of that one Super Bowl ring, because a lot of people don’t have one.”

Seems like Irsay is backing the truck up, but also throwing a shot back saying that he doesn’t understand how anyone would take it otherwise.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay

Want more from NFL Spin Zone?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Cheyenne Kid

    We know exactly he was saying and so does he. The damage is done and Peyton will show him exactly like it’s done on their field. Eat crow, Mr. Irsay.