Our own Nate Dunlevy says that the news about season ticket renewals was a clear message to owner Jim Irsay:
Going into last season, the Colts had a waiting list of more than 9,000. That vast majority of those on the list should be able to claim seats this season. For long-time season ticket holders (like myself), the exodus represents an opportunity to improve seat location in 2012.
Despite the buffer, the Colts have to be nervous. After a wave of unpopular moves to cut the most recognizable faces on the roster, Jim Irsay has heard the message loud and clear: Fans don't like where this team is headed.