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Irsay says Colts need to be physical to win a championship

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Colts owner Jim Irsay knows the importance of a franchise quarterback, and he knows he was fortunate to follow Peyton Manning with Andrew Luck. But Irsay believes it takes more than a good passing game to win a title.

Irsay says the way the Colts played on Sunday against the 49ers — with physical defense and a tough running game — is the way he believes the Colts need to play to win another Super Bowl.

“We know we have the rare talent with Andrew,” Irsay told the Indianapolis Star. ‘[We had] just some incredible dynasty years; no one in the history of the National Football League won more than games [in a decade] than we did from 2000 to 2009. But, at the same time, when it comes to world championships, we’re trying to make a little adjustment in terms of building this thing with a physical team on defense and a running game that can really be depended on.”

It may be asking too much of Luck to expect him to become as good as Peyton Manning. But the Colts may be getting the pieces in place around Luck to be a tougher team, and a better team, than they had in the Manning years.

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20 Responses to “Irsay says Colts need to be physical to win a championship”
  1. 5150cd says: Sep 25, 2013 10:03 PM

    Bring in Bob Sanders for the playoffs!

  2. yanksjetsknicks says: Sep 25, 2013 10:04 PM

    Irsay: I haven’t had anyone look at me for 5 minutes. Please look at me!

  3. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Sep 25, 2013 10:10 PM

    It wasn’t a dynasty if another team won more Super Bowls during the given time frame.

  4. 87hollywoodhorn says: Sep 25, 2013 10:14 PM

    you need to be the new Orleans saints to win a championship

  5. 12444uggg says: Sep 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    What, is Irsay wrong about this?

  6. 4thqtrsaint says: Sep 25, 2013 10:22 PM

    Luck will win one in Indy. He’ll have a great career. Glad he’s in the league.

  7. si1m says: Sep 25, 2013 10:25 PM

    Jim Irsay: We won more regular season games than anyone in the 2000s! All it took was the best QB to ever play the sport of football in the past 75 years. We had so much adversity having the best QB in history!

  8. zo121179 says: Sep 25, 2013 10:30 PM

    Don’t the Colts have a PR guy?

  9. 69finfan says: Sep 25, 2013 10:54 PM

    Irsay prolly needs to just shut up, stay off twitter and just own the team, for the Colts to win a championsip.

  10. armadalolz says: Sep 25, 2013 11:11 PM

    The apple didn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to this Irsay.

  11. tattooit says: Sep 25, 2013 11:52 PM

    Dynasty years?

  12. duffer58 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:58 PM

    Being physical what the hell does that mean? Nothing just something stupid people say.

  13. packerswin96 says: Sep 26, 2013 12:31 AM

    AFC’s Jerry Jones!

  14. murlikoushik says: Sep 26, 2013 12:44 AM

    Now it is the Broncos turn to win a lot of games in the regular season but not the big one!

  15. thyhootman says: Sep 26, 2013 5:01 AM

    Looked pretty physical on Sunday! Maybe if he’d have taken this approach when 18 was in town they’d have a couple more Lombardi’s in the cabinet!!

  16. all4patriots says: Sep 26, 2013 7:54 AM

    The Colts had the most REGULAR SEASON wins in the decade, but not the most wins, when you also include the postseason. That record belongs to the Patriots.

  17. ebr362 says: Sep 26, 2013 7:59 AM

    Did he tweet that?

  18. kepdogg23 says: Sep 26, 2013 9:09 AM

    I don’t think Bob Sanders has biceps left on either of his arms.

  19. jolink653 says: Sep 26, 2013 9:19 AM

    “no one in the history of the National Football League won more than games [in a decade] than we did from 2000 to 2009.”

    Actually, the Patriots won more in that time span, Jimmy (126 to 124)…I’d probably look something like that up before I’d make a comment about it

  20. surfinbird1 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:52 PM

    Why doesn’t he “Demand” that they get more physical?

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