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Irsay says trade winds are now “whipping fiercely”

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The trade winds have been blowing since Thursday night.  And they’ll apparently continue to blow for at least another day.

Colts owner Jim Irsay, providing an update to his self-started trade rumors, says that the “TradeWinds whipping fiercely but it’s gotta get done soon,if it’s gonna get done,Coaches need him ASAP 4 catch up learning curve.”

It’s not clear whether trade winds that are “whipping fiercely” means a deal is any closer than Friday night, when Irsay tweeted that “the sh*t is HOT

Irsay started the chatter on Thursday night, explaining that the Colts are exploring a trade for a “serious vet/starter” that would result in a “high” draft pick going to the player’s current team and Irsay breaking out the “checkbook” for the player.  Plenty of players have been ruled out since then, but no one has specifically been identified via media reports as the target for the trade.

Despite some reports indicating that it’s not Steelers receiver Mike Wallace, we continue to believe that he best fits the profile that Irsay has painted.  Wallace would yield a high draft pick, he wants a new contract, and he has knowledge of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians’ system.  And the Steelers can’t justify giving another big-money deal to a second receiver, especially at a time when the offense supposedly is renewing its vows with the running game.  Also, with Colts starting receiver Austin Collie sidelined indefinitely by his latest concussion, the Colts may be realizing that it’s time for a permanent replacement.

Regardless of who the target is, if the Colts ultimately don’t get the deal done and the failure to finalize it has anything to do with Irsay’s Twitter habits, Colts fans ultimately may want a permanent replacement at the ownership position.

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56 Responses to “Irsay says trade winds are now “whipping fiercely””
  1. joetoronto says: Aug 26, 2012 11:08 AM

    WTF is wrong with this guy, seriously.

  2. curtispaintersbackup says: Aug 26, 2012 11:10 AM

    Dear Mr. Irsay,

    Please stop.

    Signed,
    Colts fans everywhere

  3. commonsensedude says: Aug 26, 2012 11:11 AM

    Wow. I thought that all of the winds were being blown out of Irsay’s loud mouth.

  4. dmq13 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:12 AM

    Jim Irsay is a highschool girl. I laughed at his little spat with florio on twitter and he blocked me…

  5. Punk says: Aug 26, 2012 11:16 AM

    Jerraud Powers getting an MRI soon. IF it is a corner Irsay may be putting the pressure to get the trade done BEFORE the MRI.

    Prices on corners will skyrocket if Powers is injured seriously.

  6. cakemixa says: Aug 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    This guy loves trolling the media. And they just keep taking the bait.

  7. Punk says: Aug 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    As a Colts fan. I dig that our owner is eccentric. I’d rather have him than an empty suit.

    Plus, he took great pressure off Andrew Luck this week by putting media attention on himself.

  8. stampnhawk says: Aug 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    Tavares Jackson, anyone?

  9. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 26, 2012 11:18 AM

    Worst owner in professional football.

  10. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Aug 26, 2012 11:20 AM

    So far it seems like a trade hurricane. I feel bad for colts fans for having to deal with him but when you win a superbowl and get manning, and luck you build some tolerance.

  11. chesslungo says: Aug 26, 2012 11:21 AM

    For the last time its not Mike Wallace. Its probably not even a real person

  12. brintfatre says: Aug 26, 2012 11:21 AM

    The “4” is a hint that it’s Favre.

  13. hoosierdore says: Aug 26, 2012 11:21 AM

    While I imagine that everyone here hates Iraay, at least our owner interacts with the fans. The man may screw up a deal with twitter, but at likes it by going out of his way to engage Colts Nation. I will take that over a glory hole owner who won’t pay for a practice facility that can stand up to wind, or the owner who won’t pay for a scouting department, or the owner who sues his fans and local papers.

  14. broncosnative says: Aug 26, 2012 11:24 AM

    Meg coyle, could youvtake your husband’s phone away and stop it with the tweets. Let’s see a deal get done first before bragging about something that hasn’t happened yet.

  15. stevemo says: Aug 26, 2012 11:24 AM

    Vontae Davis for a 2nd?

  16. thepancakebandit says: Aug 26, 2012 11:24 AM

    SHUT UP IRSAY! My God this guy is a moron. Unbelievable…

  17. flyerscup2010 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:28 AM

    this is annoying, i wish he would put a sock in his twitter account forever

  18. Bubby Brister says: Aug 26, 2012 11:32 AM

    0% chance it’s Wallace. Let it go.

    Jim probably just did too much LSD and thinks they’re trading for Eric Dickerson again.

  19. contract says: Aug 26, 2012 11:33 AM

    It’s NOT Wallace. If the Steelers were in discussions with another team, and the owner of that other team started running his mouth and acting like a clown, the Steelers would have walked away from the potential deal.

  20. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 26, 2012 11:33 AM

    dear jimmy:

    if nt for dad millionre ud b tweeting from ur trlr pk
    4 sure

    st*u

  21. lks311 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:34 AM

    Like your best friend’s Crazy Uncle that’s always talking junk and is drunk all the time. Entertaining as all get out, but, you’re glad he’s not related to you.

  22. stairwayto7 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:35 AM

    Wallace will be traded for #1 and 4 pick in 2013 draft and #2 in 2014 draft!

  23. redkush says: Aug 26, 2012 11:35 AM

    Mjd to steelers, Wallace to Colts, Draft picks to jaguars

  24. grandpoopah says: Aug 26, 2012 11:38 AM

    Even the owners in my fantasy league don’t act as foolish as this guy.

  25. isonic1 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:39 AM

    Seriously, someone please remove his twitter account.

  26. adoombray says: Aug 26, 2012 11:40 AM

    we get it! irsay uses that website for illiterates! this is like the 4th post and nothing has happened!

  27. tbtrojan says: Aug 26, 2012 11:43 AM

    He says serious vet/starter so why would you come up with the name Mike Wallace?
    The guy is a ont trick pony and that one trick stopped working so well at the end of last season. his yards per catch dropped by 5 from the 1st half of the season to the 2nd, his total yardage was also less than half of what it was the 1st 8 games.
    Teams have worked him out, THAT is one of the big reasons the Steelers are so unwilling to pay the guy.

  28. ravenmuscle says: Aug 26, 2012 11:44 AM

    Dear voiceofreason….

    Don’t forget Jimmy is the son of Sam..ERRR…make that Robert Irsay, who was drunk 24 hours a day…traded John Elway to Denver when he owned the Baltimore Colts and then moved the team to Indiannapolis.

    Rober Irsay was and STILL is the worst owner the NFL EVER had.

  29. swagger52 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:44 AM

    This guy sounds like a 10 year old trading baseball cards with 8 year olds.

  30. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:47 AM

    U other teams that say u “hate” irsay, why? Cause his team constantly beat yr team in the past? Cause he went from peyton to Luck? I rather have irsay than Snyder who sues his fans

  31. kingpel says: Aug 26, 2012 11:51 AM

    I am seriously starting to dislike this clown.

  32. gpatrick15 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:58 AM

    And Antonio Brown has a nice, reasonable contract. It does not preclude them from signing Wallace. They did not pick Brown over Wallace, they made a great move to get this done now rather than next season, where they could potentially be facing the same situation with Brown as they are now with Wallace.

  33. suhisabeast90 says: Aug 26, 2012 11:59 AM

    It’s the Cowboys……….they have a certain cornerback that was supposed to be traded during the draft. Anyone remember Mike Jenkins?

  34. oilman989 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:01 PM

    Why does our humble correspondent continue to waste valuable print announcing every moronic move this guy makes? Quit feeding the beast, Mr. F!

    Enough of this arrogant buffoon, already!!!

  35. kelvinmchale says: Aug 26, 2012 12:03 PM

    Welker

  36. suhisabeast90 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:03 PM

    As a Steeler fan, I would love to keep Walace. But if the are coughing up a 1st or 2nd round top 10 pick! I would have no problems seeing him go. Holmes was a 1st round pick and we got a 4th round back. Same player, same skill set.

  37. bowmanj35 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:05 PM

    stunned no one has thought or mentioned MJD…. that’s my guess.

  38. myopiccoltsfan says: Aug 26, 2012 12:07 PM

    Our owner cares about the team and the fans(he knows where his bread is buttered at)….Carry on Big Jim

  39. bradybbgoat says: Aug 26, 2012 12:12 PM

    Please don’t be Wes Welker…

  40. gammynomnom says: Aug 26, 2012 12:17 PM

    I hope they time it so it happens on his 16th birthday at least.

  41. illadelphiasphinest says: Aug 26, 2012 12:23 PM

    Omg shut up and make a trade already!

  42. ddeck00 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:25 PM

    “The “4″ is a hint that it’s Favre”

    Really?

    Let’s all pray that we never have to see another report from Ed Werder in front of Favres house on ESPN.

    And I didn’t know you had to trade for a player who retired with an expired contract.

    Oh wait.. You don’t.

  43. decon49 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:25 PM

    And I thought jerry Jones was annoying

  44. purpleguy says: Aug 26, 2012 12:25 PM

    To the commenter Punk above, don’t you think there’s a difference between an owner that communicates with the fan base with a certain amount of class compared to one that tweets like a 13 year old girl?

  45. thehighhat says: Aug 26, 2012 12:27 PM

    And Florio keeps taking the bait… this isn’t news and if we cared what this old man was tweeting we’d follow it ourselves.

  46. pmck3 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:31 PM

    MOJO-D

    Going to Indy…you heard it here first.

  47. nookers says: Aug 26, 2012 12:36 PM

    Hes got whiskey cheeks .. you can tell he drinks heavily.

    More so now that his boy Peyton is gone.

  48. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:42 PM

    Newsflash ….u cant trade players that are franchised tagged

  49. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:46 PM

    This is the Owner of your Team on Drugs!

    Any Questions?

  50. cosnow73 says: Aug 26, 2012 12:50 PM

    Hoosierdore you are a doosh!!! Don’t deflect all your negative attention about your owner to other teams. This isn’t about anyone any other team than the Colts. If you have problems with your owner then direct them toward him. In other words….DEAL WITH IT!! Owners can do and say anything they want when they want. They’ve earned that right.

  51. eessppnn says: Aug 26, 2012 1:04 PM

    Sad to say it is with the Patriots and it is Welker, he is being held out of games we have a complement of receivers and it is very Bellichian!
    Book it

  52. sportnorcal says: Aug 26, 2012 1:16 PM

    I think he is in line to buy some Red Sox players.

  53. ripster65 says: Aug 26, 2012 1:22 PM

    Did he say it in “grown-up” language this time?

  54. kelvinmchale says: Aug 26, 2012 2:00 PM

    In one tweet Irsay only capitalizes the words “Waiver Wire.” WW = Wes Welker. In another tweet he says “these deals often crumble n don’t reach completion.” Could this be a reference to Welker’s drop in the Super Bowl?

  55. hatesycophants says: Aug 26, 2012 2:09 PM

    Please explain to us how owners have the right to say anything they want when they want.

    Cos, you have serious personal issues.

  56. Punk says: Aug 26, 2012 4:21 PM

    I do understand that tweeting like a teen is not everyone’s cup of tea.

    But I can only speak for myself that I like it… and afterall, I call myself “punk” so ….

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