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Jim Irsay sends Bill Polian a message … on Twitter

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Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star called Colts G.M. Chris Polian a “toxic force” over the weekend, using sources to tear apart Polian’s work with the team.

It was a compelling article. The piece unsurprisingly didn’t sit well with Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian, who ranted about lying “rats” after the story came out.

Bill Polian has notoriously thin skin, and his outburst only caused more attention to be placed on the matter. Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn’t seem thrilled with Polian’s approach.

“My friend Bob K,was off base on his article … all that Watergate stuff, unnamed sources, blah, blah … 2 heavy handed, not enough perspective,” Irsay tweeted Wednesday morning. “But we all have 2 handle criticism in this business, with poise, it comes with the territory … I’m just blessed 2 have another day, 2 go 2 work.”

Instead of simply defending Polian, Irsay calls Kravitz his friend and says Polian has to handle criticism with more poise. Irsay takes issue with the article too, but the Colts owner essentially plays it down the middle and points out that we’re all lucky to have a job.

That’s something Bill Polian may want to keep in mind.

(Polian may also want to figure out how to delete Irsay’s Twitter account.)

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28 Responses to “Jim Irsay sends Bill Polian a message … on Twitter”
  1. okiny says: Nov 9, 2011 9:27 AM

    Classy organization…”shorthand tweets” are the new “handling S**t like a man.”

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 9, 2011 9:28 AM

    not exactly a resounding vote of confidence.

  3. brintfatre says: Nov 9, 2011 9:31 AM

    Irsay is making Jerry Jones look like a great NFL owner and smart football guy.

    Drop the Twitter, drop the Polians, drop the head “coach.” Get a clue!

  4. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Nov 9, 2011 9:33 AM

    The only message to Polian that us fans are waiting for are: “you’re fired”

  5. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 9, 2011 9:35 AM

    If Andrew Luck chooses to pull an Eli Manning, this has got to be one of the teams he would NOT want to play for. It’s an embarrassment every single time Irsay tweets anymore.

  6. cshearing says: Nov 9, 2011 9:37 AM

    The Polians truly seem like they should not be NFL head office guys.

  7. jpb12 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:37 AM

    Irsay and Chris Polian have a lot in common.
    Both on a ‘free roll’ from their dad’s work.

  8. rpiotr01 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:40 AM

    Honest question to Colts fans: When did Irsay become such a lunatic? I don’t remember this much noise out of him ever. Is it just because Manning is down and he’s filling the void, so to speak?

  9. dexterismyhero says: Nov 9, 2011 9:42 AM

    Irsay didn’t want to call NaPolian cause he was effed up. Easier to Tweet when you are buzzed…..

  10. dasboat says: Nov 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    Can any team have any long-term success when one player is taking up more than 15% of the salary cap?

  11. ralphtherealravenfan says: Nov 9, 2011 9:46 AM

    Let me start out by saying, I don’t like it that Peyton Manning isn’t playing. I enjoy watching him play. One of the best players I’ve ever seen in my life. If you’re a real football fan, you wanna see this guy slingin the football around. It’s great theater.

    But as a Ravens fan, and a Baltimorean, I am thoroughly enjoying the collapse of the Colts. One player’s absence should not put you on pace to lose every game of the season. That is a complete and total organizational failure that starts with Irsay and both Polian’s.

    New England lost Tom Brady and they still won 11 games. The Colts have drafted bad for years. And what does that add up to when your franchise, once in a generation player goes down? Competing with the 2008 Lions for regular season futility.

  12. raiderlyfe510 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:50 AM

    Nobody cares about, nor respects a team that’s bending over and letting every team on their schedule bang em…to draft a player.

    Not saying the players are doing it…but the front office is sabatoging the season…who cares about the Colts franchise..

  13. brutus9448 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:51 AM

    I hope if the colts draft Luck he becomes a bust.

  14. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 9, 2011 9:55 AM

    I don’t know why he would be but from the way he writes I’m thinking Irsay might be one of my 12 year old daughter’s friends on the Facebook.

    Old white men should not twitter (from an old white man)

  15. glac1 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:55 AM

    I’m glad my team doesn’t play to lose………. Their franchise should be revoked.

  16. skoobyfl says: Nov 9, 2011 10:00 AM

    Free rims from the Indy wheels that fell off.

  17. snowpea84 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:04 AM

    It’s pretty clear that Polian hasn’t so much built a team, as he’s managed to….have Manning for the last decade.
    Leaving the question, what exactly has he done? Clearly without Manning the roster is far from competitive.

  18. killxswitch says: Nov 9, 2011 10:05 AM

    If I didn’t live here I would not be a Colts fan. I hate the way these clowns are running my favorite team.

  19. thedudeabideth says: Nov 9, 2011 10:08 AM

    I’m so tired of reading about the Colts.

    They’re an irrelevant team with an irrelevant owner who overuses his twitter account.

    The only thing they have left are pompous and self-righteous bloggers trying to make a name for themselves by ripping further into the dead horse.

  20. 6ball says: Nov 9, 2011 10:11 AM

    .

    I’m witness to the first ever performance review via twitter.
    Has professionalism been put on waivers?

    .

  21. ravensfan4life52 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:17 AM

    NA NA NA NA. NA NA NA NA. HEY HEY HEY. GOODBYE!

  22. Zachariah Claybaugh says: Nov 9, 2011 10:18 AM

    For a run down on the Colts’ needs going into 2012 see: http://puntsandfumbles.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/the-colts-undone/

  23. drmoefish says: Nov 9, 2011 10:20 AM

    I applaude all the folks who can finally say “YAY! The Colts are no longer dominating the league!” Congrats, your team now has an opportunity to string together a couple of winning seasons before falling back to mediocrity.

    As for how good the Pats were when Brady went down, where do you think the team would be if that injury had occured this year? They are struggling to win games with him at QB.

    Rome fell. Persia fell. All great things, including football dynasties (9′ers, Cowboys) come to an end. That is why they are so special. So have your meager two or three successful season. If you are lucky, your team has the opportunity to be the next “Colts”.

  24. test2402 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:42 AM

    Tweet, tweet, tweet. These fellas are so cute.

  25. jefjarhead says: Nov 9, 2011 11:27 AM

    We are loving this in Baltimore. His dad was a prick and it seems his son is following suit

  26. yycfin says: Nov 9, 2011 12:20 PM

    This is beyond bad drafting the Colts have quit and the head office seems to like it! Threaten to pull their 1 st round pick and see if they suddenly improve. Fans are paying good money to watch these goofs.

  27. durazor says: Nov 9, 2011 3:17 PM

    I got one Irsay….KARMA!!!

  28. Rockets GM says: Nov 11, 2011 4:27 PM

    Sometimes based on the comments left here I think that this site is full of hating morons who know nothing about football. 1. The Colts are NOT throwing games. The team is riddled with injuries and is not very deep to begin with. 2. Someone earlier said Irsay was getting a “free roll” because of his father. Well, he may have inherited the team, but he is the polar opposite of his father. He is not a raging drunk, he is charitable, he is a fixture in the community, he wants to win and he WILL spend money to do it. He also was the driving force that helped bring the Superbowl to Indy. 3. Polian (that’s BILL POLIAN) has built winners everywhere he’s been. Before he came to Indy, no Superbowls and no Manning. The team has been a winner and a fun product to watch ever since he went there… You haters better enjoy the Colts “down” year, because when Peyton comes back and they play that last place schedule in a weak AFC south… Umm, it won’t be pretty for the rest of the NFL. You’ve been warned.

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