Colts owner Jim Irsay isn’t bashful about disputing reports regarding his team via Twitter. He did it earlier this month in response to an ESPN report that the Colts wanted to hire Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. And Irsay has done it again in connection with a report from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that, before firing Jim Caldwell, the Colts contacted Jeff Fisher about coaching the team.
Specifically, Irsay called out Bob Kravtiz of the Indianapolis Star for posting a message about the report on Twitter. “B Kravitz,that St. Louis writer rumor stuff NOT TRUE…we weren’t involved in any Fishing expedition..stayed far clear of it, don’t spread BS,” Irsay wrote earlier today.
But here’s where it gets even more interesting. Earlier this month, Kravitz said on PFT Live the following: “I can promise you that they’ve already reached out to Jeff Fisher.“ As pointed out by the folks at StampedeBlue.com, Kravtiz thereafter backpedaled on Twitter.
So apart from the report made more recently by Jim Thomas, Kravitz already had said that the Colts had reached out to Fisher.
Thus, two experienced members of the media have said that the Colts reached out to Fisher. Though Irsay has the right to deny it, the rest of us have the right to believe it.
And we do.