Originally written on Thacover2  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The one year anniversary of Peyton Manning’s release from the Colts is upon us, and some interesting things are now coming out. Colts owner Jim Irsay is in the talking mood this week, and he sat down with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star to talk Colts, RG3 and of course Peyton Manning. Irsay according to Kravitz revealed to him that back in 2004, then general manager Bill Polian was frustrated with his inability to get Manning locked up to a long-term deal, and “suggested to Irsay that trade Manning, and  construct a defensive minded team similar to Tampa Bay.”  According to Irsay, in 2004, a frustrated Polian was at wit’s end as he attempted to secure Manning’s new $98 million contract and, in a fit of pique, told Irsay, “We need to trade Peyton; we can get a bunch of defensive players and become like Tampa Bay or Baltimore.” Irsay said no. “Understand something, Bill, we are not trading Peyton Manning, period,’’ Irsay recalled telling the former team president. Irsay admitted tha
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