From the looks of things, Irsay loves to talk. He wants to be on camera. He wants to see his name in the headlines. Most will tell you that he’s one hell of a twitter follow.
But he dropped the ball on this one.
Rather than take this battle public and create a divide in the city of Indianapolis, why not handle the matter behind closed doors? Has Manning ever given anyone a reason to think he’d act in an unprofessional manner and make this thing ugly?
From his standpoint, Fortenbaugh thinks Manning should tell the Colts to hit the road.
Again, Manning wrote his contract specifically to create this one dramatic do-or-die moment. He doesn't get to act like a jilted lover because the script he wrote isn't playing out like he wanted it to.
Personally I can't be upset with either about 'not keeping it in house' so to speak. Both are being absolutely hounded by the media.
In Irsay's case especially, he was always going to be interviewed a lot around this time--he was hosting the Superb Owl after all. Not his fault reporters keep bringing it up.
You might point to twitter, but even without that we'd have pretty much the same thing.
A lot of teeth gnashing going on, but damn, if you're worried about whether this stuff is being handled in the media right, and not just about whether Peyton is coming back, that's too meta for me.
Seems like a growing porportion of the stories are going that way, so that means nobody knows anything and it's time to just chill out and stop feeding the beast. Wait for some actual info.
Interesting considering how many times in the past several weeks it's been Peyton bringing it up in the media, not Irsay.
@squirrel Unlikely. The timing of the option bonus was most likely chosen by the Colts FO as it allowed them to prorate the bonus over 5 years instead of 4, mitigating the cap hit.
Agree 100%. We are all dogs chasing a ball thrown out into the yard....
As much as I hate how Irsay has handled this on twitter, I think he should wait until the last possible minute (March 8) to make the decision so he has the clearest picture of Manning's arm strength.