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.)