Peyton Manning did a lot of good things in his time as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He led them to a Super Bowl victory while setting numerous NFL passing records. It is that single Super Bowl that has Irsay the most disappointed. He wanted to win another one with the Colts before his time in Indianapolis came to an end.
Under the circumstances the Colts had to make the decision to draft Andrew Luck and move on from Manning. In this new era Irsay is hoping the new Colts can surpass Manning’s Colts.
“My goal going into this new era was to have the opportunity to win more than one,” Irsay told The Associated Press. “I think that the disappointment of not winning more than one with some of the things we did – out of 11 (playoff) chances, seven times out after the first playoff game – that’s really disappointing and we had some great teams.”
“We love the excitement of offense, we love the 49 touchdown passes and those sorts of things, but in the end, what we love most is Lombardi trophies,” Irsay said. “There was a conscious effort to make sure we had more balance and tighten the special teams up. It was really a strong theme that I thought was important as Andrew came in and as we started this new era. When we can add that component (a tough ground game and a tough defense) to the Andrew Lucks of the world, I think you really have a chance to win more than one.”