Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Colts owner Jim Irsay’s statements about the Colts of the past and the new model the team has pursued have drawn the ire of many, including Peyton Manning’s current head coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian. The media hype surrounding some relatively mundane quotes has spoiled an otherwise exciting homecoming that will see Peyton Manning, the past, battle Andrew Luck, the future. "(Tom) Brady never had consistent numbers, but he has three of these (championship rings)," Irsay told USA Today. "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 this (referring to his Super Bowl ring)." Irsay isn’t completely off base in trying to rebuild the Colts in a more stable way. During the Peyton Manning era, the Colts ...
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