Colts owner Jim Irsay caused a major buzz Thursday night, with his tweets hinting about a possible trade.
He’s back again, tweeting that the trade could still happen.
“Things r still n play,deal may just go down this weekend,time will tell,but then there’s the WaiverWire monitoring..improvement,opportunity!” Irsay said.
Irsay’s tweets sparked extensive speculation about the identity of the player for whom Irsay’s team would be giving up a high pick and to whom Irsay would be giving a pile of cash. It isn’t known (and it never will be known) whether Irsay’s tweets may keep the deal from happening if it doesn’t, but the other team could ask for a little bit more if the other team thinks Irsay won’t want to disappoint the fans after raising their hopes.
That’s why Irsay probably shouldn’t have let the cat out of the bag. If he had said nothing, the fan base never would have known the difference. Now, he has the fans wanting to see the deal get done — and he also has come off as being too anxious to do the deal.
Maybe it won’t hurt, but it definitely can’t help.