Found August 25, 2012 on
Jason La Canfora
New England Patriots
Try to contain your amazement. Jim Irsay is at it again. The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has caused a spotlight of speculation to scan all corners of the NFL from his own Twitter trade chatter.
There were two initial logical trade targets: Steelers star wide receiver Mike Wallace and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who led the league in rushing in 2011.
Nevertheless, both of them weren’t in the trade talks, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. His report also ruled out a pair of cornerbacks in Mike Jenkins of the Cowboys and Cary Williams from the Ravens.
For those who might be excited about the prospects of Patriots star receiver Wes Welker potentially taking his talents to Indianapolis, you may not want to pay attention to Mike Florio’s piece at ProFootballTalk.com.
So is Irsay just blowing smoke? Is this all just an effort to create attention or is there an actual trade on the horizon?
While there’s no reason to believe Irsay doesn’t like the attention...
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is still stirring up plenty of suspense with all of the trade talk that he’s been bouncing around on Twitter.
Irsay must be really bored because he sent out another tweet tonight that even included an expletive.
I can bring u NFL Manos to the edge of the water,but I can’t throw you n,that’s called tampering..but FOE REEL…the sh*t is...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay loves Twitter, and he's never afraid to share exactly what he's thinking. On Thursday, the outspoken owner decided to give his followers the scoop on a potential blockbuster trade. Irsay, who was very transparent on Twitter during the Colts Peyton Manning decision this past winter, tweeted on Thursday night "TRADE WINDS BLOWING."...
Colts owner Jim Irsay says his team is seriously contemplating a trade - a deal that could possibly include a high draft pick.
On Thursday, Irsay wrote on Twitter that ''serious'' trade winds are blowing though he also noted that often times these deals fall through. Later, he Tweeted that new Colts general manager Ryan Grigson isn't afraid to roll the dice and...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay continues to string us along with his trade tweets. Today’s message is that the trade winds are howling.
No,trade winds still howlin’…but only time will tell if they were ghostly vapors or a flesh n blood upgrade!!!!!!!
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 25, 2012
A contributor from SB Nation’s Stampede Blue stated a source told him...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has once again filled us in with a very vague assessment of the “trade winds” that have been blowing in Indy.
On Sunday morning Irsay posted the tweet below.
Randon.. 3)TradeWinds whipping fiercely but it’s gotta get done soon,if it’s gonna get done,Coaches need him ASAP 4 catch up learning curve
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 26, 2012
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted that they’re looking to make a big trade and give up a high pick for a veteran starter. He also said he’s ready to support general manager Ryan Grigson and sign off on a big deal.
SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We’re talking given up high pick for SERIOUS Vet/Starter!.. these deals often crumble n don’t reach completion
When Colts' owner Jim Irsay tweeted that "TRADE WINDS (are) BLOWING!!!" earlier this week, it wasn't too big of a surprise. Irsay often appears to a monthly quota of semi-incomprehensible tweets to fill, and he had spent a good deal of time mostly out of the spotlight. It was about time for Irsay to grab some headlines.
Far more surprising was the actual trade...
The Indianapolis Colts are apparently in hot discussions to land a veteran starter that wants a big deal. That means, they are attempting to land an immediate impact player to turn things around even quicker with rookie QB Andrew Luck under center. Just who might be the player? Nobody knows. But the team is most [...]
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts may have plugged their biggest hole on defense by trading two undisclosed draft picks to Miami for cornerback Vontae Davis. The Dolphins confirmed the move Sunday afternoon. The move ends a weekend full of speculation. Team owner Jim Irsay started the discussion Thursday night when he posted several messages on Twitter indicating the Colts were...
Indianapolis Colts owner said on Twitter last night that “serious trade winds” were blowing around his team, and that the team’s new general manager Ryan Grigson is not afraid to make a major move. While he was also careful to say that more often than not these things never materialize, the Colts could be on the verge of making a major trade prior to the start of the 2012 NFL...
The Dolphins traded cornerback Vontae Davis to the Colts for a second-round pick. The immediate benefit of no more footage of Vontae looking gassed on Hard Knocks is offset by an uptick in Colts owner Jim Irsays noxious tweets.
Irsay, who had been tweeting up a storm in recent days regarding a possible secret trade, addressed critics of the deal in no uncertain terms.
Colts’ Owner Jim Irsay is an avid Twitter user and the Colts’ new regime is known for making bold moves, especially this offseason as they’ve committed themselves fully to the rebuilding project, cutting several well known veterans. Irsay made waves with a series of tweets today, tweeting “TRADE WINDS BLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We’re talking...
Colts’ owner Jim Irsay said on twitter recently that the team was going to make a big move, and they did just that by trading for Dolphins’ corner back Vontae Davis.
Davis had fallen out of favor with the Dolphins, and was acquired by the Colts for the price of a second round pick and a conditional sixth rounder.
The Colts badly needed to shore up their defense, and if Davis...
Jim Irsay showed his cards for days on Twitter and his prediction proved true Sunday: The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to trade a 2013 second-round pick for Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, FOXSports.com has learned.
Davis, the 25th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, fills a glaring need for the Colts, who need a starting CB to play opposite Jarraurd Powers. A standout...