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Irsay calls out ESPN’s report on Caserio interest

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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.

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31 Responses to “Irsay calls out ESPN’s report on Caserio interest”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 8, 2012 4:02 PM

    Adam Schefter will do anything to be the first to break a story, anything.

    Even lying.

  2. kingpel says: Jan 8, 2012 4:06 PM

    I never noticed how much of a buffoon Irsay is. Firing the Polians instead of Caldwell may have been the biggest bonehead move of all time.

    I believe this man is going to get exactly what he deserves in the end. Caldwell + Luck = DOORMAT.

  3. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 8, 2012 4:06 PM

    Schefter and Mortenson are always in a race to put out the rumors, but state them as if they were confirmed facts. Seems like 2/3rds of their tweets are followed by retractions. Bush league stuff from those guys

  4. terripet says: Jan 8, 2012 4:07 PM

    who cares just hire a gm and let him fire caldwell

  5. texansfan2011 says: Jan 8, 2012 4:07 PM

    Irsay seems to be acting like a snake in the grass, watch out before you get snake bit by his misleading words…………..

  6. kylecleric says: Jan 8, 2012 4:08 PM

    To which Schefter replied, “Excuse me @JimIrsay. NFL told me your general counsel Daniel Emerson emailed request for Nick Cesario on Tues before he opted to stay in NE.”

  7. theherbsman says: Jan 8, 2012 4:09 PM

    nothing more irritating than a gossip girl…

  8. raiderrob21 says: Jan 8, 2012 4:12 PM

    Unnamed source, Sources close to the situation, unnamed executive, unnamed team source, ETC!!!!! If you can’t put someones name to it, consider it speculation, forecasting, guessing, Bull Sh*t and so on. How do you guys sling crap at a wall in the hopes something sticks and get away with it?
    BSPN!!!! always has been, always will be BSPN!!

  9. vmannj says: Jan 8, 2012 4:12 PM

    Your view of bspn is determined by whether you want sports HEADLINES, or sports STORIES. bspn = the All My Children of Sports media.

  10. asianboy212 says: Jan 8, 2012 4:14 PM

    Jim Irsay win

  11. wodae says: Jan 8, 2012 4:14 PM

    Im just going to say it: Jim Irsay looks like Kenny Powers in 20 years. #justsayin

  12. turtlehut says: Jan 8, 2012 4:15 PM

    I believe Jimmy Irsay because, unlike the rest of the NFL, has not been keeping his search secret

  13. 6ball says: Jan 8, 2012 4:15 PM

    .

    Shafter 0-1

    Colts 2-14

    Tweet that …

    .

  14. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 8, 2012 4:18 PM

    kylecleric says: Jan 8, 2012 4:08 PM

    To which Schefter replied, “Excuse me @JimIrsay. NFL told me your general counsel Daniel Emerson emailed request for Nick Cesario on Tues before he opted to stay in NE.”
    —————

    “emailed request” is not the same as “was going to hire”. Irsay WANTED TO INTERVIEW him, but he declined. Thats very different than “offered him the GM job but he declined”

  15. monsterscream says: Jan 8, 2012 4:20 PM

    LOL @ Irsay’s poor grammar…haha it’s “I’ve never talked to” and “you’re better than that”

  16. canuckinamerica says: Jan 8, 2012 4:22 PM

    A multi millionaire who does not know the difference between “your” and “you’re”? Very sad.

  17. trbowman says: Jan 8, 2012 4:25 PM

    I’m not one to defend ESPN, but….

    Schefter is almost never wrong.

  18. danielcp0303 says: Jan 8, 2012 4:26 PM

    “Adam, don’t tell me where Waldo is. The point of ‘Where’s Waldo’ is to search for him until you find him, not have someone point him out to you. I’m getting sick of this garbage. I bet you’re one of those people that tells everyone which move to make next while playing Solitaire. Come on Adam, you’re better than that”

  19. brenenostler says: Jan 8, 2012 4:26 PM

    Adam Schefter is never wrong. I’ve been following what he says for years, and he’s always right. Jim Irsay needs to settle down.

    As for Caldwell, the only other guy I’d want to coach the Colts is Jeff Fisher. And since that’s now unlikely, the Colts may as well keep Caldwell and hire a GM from within the organization.

  20. edgarpoe2 says: Jan 8, 2012 4:27 PM

    Pot – meet – kettle

  21. calbeartc says: Jan 8, 2012 4:30 PM

    Keep patting yourself on the back for that Peyton Manning pick 14 years ago.

  22. blushu says: Jan 8, 2012 4:37 PM

    Jimmy

    Why do’t you at leastinterview 2 guys that are right under your nose.????

    The two men who were most damaged by the Polian reign, Clyde Powers and Mike Bulter? That is the least you can do for them.

  23. aljack88 says: Jan 8, 2012 4:58 PM

    texansfan2011 says:
    Jan 8, 2012 4:07 PM
    Irsay seems to be acting like a snake in the grass, …………..

    it’s in the genes.

  24. nesuperfan says: Jan 8, 2012 5:45 PM

    kingpel says:Jan 8, 2012 4:06 PM

    I never noticed how much of a buffoon Irsay is. Firing the Polians instead of Caldwell may have been the biggest bonehead move of all time.
    __________________________________

    Standard Operating Procedure: They hire a new GM, consult him, and then still probably fire the coach. I fully expect the pathetic Caldwell to lose his job after the GM hire.

  25. dlk47823 says: Jan 8, 2012 6:17 PM

    League and team officials are talking about the Polian’s firing and the word is they were both office bullies who regularly verbally abused employees and staff-women especially. It was time for them to go. Nepotism caught up to them.

  26. mcjon22 says: Jan 8, 2012 6:29 PM

    Somewhere, Peyton Manning is flipping thru the phone book, trying to find a good real estate agent.

  27. raiders757 says: Jan 8, 2012 6:36 PM

    ESPN and Adam Schefter are pathetic jokes, and trust me, AL Davis was fully justified with his accusations. If you buy into anything ESPN claims, without checking for the facts, your a moron.

    brenenostler says: Jan 8, 2012 4:26 PM

    Adam Schefter is never wrong.
    ——————————————

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Are you kidding me? I have a list a mile long of crap he’s spewed about that Raider that was completely false. I can only imagine what he’s gotten wrong with the rest of the NFL.

    How much does Adam pay you to wash his balls?

  28. brewcrewfan54 says: Jan 8, 2012 9:00 PM

    ESPN reports things first worries about facts later if at all.

  29. keeponhating says: Jan 8, 2012 9:25 PM

    I often find myself wondering how Adam “throw crap at the wall and hope it sticks” Schefter has a job. Then i remember that this is the same network who employs Skip Bayless. Nobody takes ESPN seriously anymore.

  30. brenenostler says: Jan 9, 2012 12:12 AM

    Alright raiders757, what has Adam been wrong about? Prove me wrong.

    Here’s a list of certain things I can recall that he’s been right about: He said Brett Favre wouldn’t play for the Vikings the year he asked Green Bay to be traded. He said the Jets would hire Rex Ryan. He said the Falcons would draft Matt Ryan. He said Bill Cowher wouldn’t coach in 2010. He said the Rams would fire Scott Linehan a few days before it happened. He said Phillip Rivers and Eli Manning would sign $100 million dollar contracts in the same year (granted he was approximating because the contracts were just under that), and he said Pacman Jones would be re-signed by the Cowboys after they cut him.

    Everyone of those came true, and he said it would happen well before it actually did.

    So please tell me what he’s done wrong.

  31. keeponhating says: Jan 9, 2012 12:35 PM

    @Brenenostler (nice stealthy moniker btw Adam Schefter)

    i can think of one thing this year he was dead wrong about. (He is routinely wrong about the Raiders) Raiders vs Chiefs. just days after Carson Palmer trade Schefter reports that CP will start. Well he didn’t start. He wouldn’t have even been in that game at all Except Kyle Boller had thrown 3 ints by halftime. So there’s just one. But i assure when it comes to the Raiders if Schefter reports it you can almost guarantee the opposite is true.

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