The Week 7 match up between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts just got another interesting story line now that head coach John Fox has fired back at some comments made by Colts owner Jim Irsay, who had seemed to downplay Peyton Manning’s accomplishments while in Naptown.
Irsay said that he moved on from Manning in order to focus on winning more Super Bowl rings, and Fox saw that as a blatant sign of disrespect and wasn’t holding back when asked about the comments.
“I saw the comments [from Irsay] and to be honest with you I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot,” Fox said, via Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller of SiriusXM NFL Radio. “To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate. I mean, Peyton would never say anything. He’s too classy to do that. But they sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me for a guy that has set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won division titles, won four MVP awards. I’d be thankful with that one Super Bowl ring because there’s a lot of people that don’t have one.”
While Irsay has yet to fire back, we feel fairly comfortable in saying that he will do so sooner rather than later. If he doesn’t, it probably just means that he forgot his Twitter password.
If you don’t remember what Irsay said to get on Fox’s bad side, you can read the comments below:
“We’ve changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these. [Tom] Brady never had consistent numbers, but he has three of these. Pittsburgh had two, the Giants had two, Baltimore had two and we had one. That leaves you frustrated.
“You make the playoffs 11 times, and you’re out in the first round seven out of 11 times. You love to have the Star Wars numbers from Peyton and Marvin [Harrison] and Reggie [Wayne]. Mostly, you love [championships].”