The Raiders once issued a press release accusing Adam Schefter of being a “false rumor monger.” Colts owner Jim Irsay has yet to use a similar term, but Irsay nevertheless has taken to (where else?) Twitter to take issue with one of Schefter’s items from Sunday.
Schefter reported that the Colts “tried to hire” Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, and that the Patriots mobilized to persuade Caserio to stay. Said Irsay in response: “Adam, don’t say I wanted to hire someone I never talked to or met .. MISLEADING .. come on, your better than that .. get your head in the game, son!”
Irsay seems to think that the story originated with Caserio’s camp. “That’s the way people get false promo about being so coveted just because they don’t interview somewhere; SHELL GAME .. leave us out of that BS,” Irsay wrote.
Meanwhile, Irsay confirmed that there has been no talk about extending the early March deadline for Peyton Manning’s $28 million bonus. But Irsay disputed reports that he plans to select quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft.
“[J]ust like ’98 with Manning/Leaf .. u have 2 go thru a long, disciplined process of evaluation,” Irsay said.
We’ve got a feeling that similar discipline won’t extend to Irsay’s Twitter page. As a result, plenty of clues — cryptic and otherwise — will continue to emerge regarding any of the various issues facing the Colts in the coming days and weeks.