September 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is congratulated for a touchdown by head coach John Fox during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-6. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

John Fox on Irsay's comments: 'A cheap shot'


Head coach of the Denver Broncos, John Fox, wasn’t pleased with what Colts owner Jim Irsay had to say about Peyton Manning’s playing days in Indianapolis. But you better believe he’s got his quarterback’s back.

For those of you that haven’t heard what Irsay said yet, he basically said that he was “disappointed” with the fact that Peyton Manning only got one Superbowl title in Indy. Here’s what John Fox had to say about it in an article on ESPN.com,

“I saw the comments. And to be honest with you, I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot,” Fox said during in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate.

“Peyton would never say anything. He’s too classy to do that. They sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me. For a guy who has set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won four MVP awards … be thankful of that one Super Bowl ring, because a lot of people don’t have one.”

He’s right, Peyton Manning is too classy to say anything to Jim Irsay. Statistically speaking, only having one Superbowl during the era of Peyton Manning would be disappointing to anyone, but then again, not every team can say they have even had one during that span, let alone played for one. Sure there are other teams that have won multiple times during Manning’s stay in Indianapolis, but that shouldn’t take away from the career that he had there.

Just because he doesn’t have more than one Superbowl ring doesn’t mean he’s any less of a quarterback. He’s got 4 MVP titles, and multiple records, and keeps setting the bar higher even today at the age of 37.

 

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