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Peyton has nothing to say about Irsay imbroglio

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As the comments from Colts owner Jim Irsay about the decision to choose championships over statistics continues to careen through the NFL like a pinball caught between a trio of bumpers, the target of the remarks has opted to say nothing.

As expected.

“I don’t have any answer for you on that or any comment on any of that,” Manning told reporters during his weekly Wednesday media appearance.

Coach John Fox also was mum, a day after calling Irsay’s remarks a “cheap shot,” “disappointing,” and “inappropriate.”

“Those were yesterday’s comments,” Fox said Wednesday.  “Any comments moving forward will be relative to the game in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil against the Indianapolis Colts.”

Manning also didn’t have much to say about how he’ll feel returning to Indy as the quarterback of the visiting team.  But he shot down one potential comparison to another strange personal circumstance.

“Somebody asked me earlier, ‘Is this kind of like playing against Eli [Manning]?’  And I said, ‘I know Robert Mathis hits harder than Eli.  I guarantee you that.'”

We guarantee that, no matter how good the game ultimately is, there will be plenty of intrigue as Peyton Manning returns to his 14-year home as the captain of the away team.

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19 Responses to “Peyton has nothing to say about Irsay imbroglio”
  1. siknutty says: Oct 16, 2013 8:12 PM

    Like always, Peyton takes the high road. This guy is a total class act.

  2. grabgrabgrab says: Oct 16, 2013 8:13 PM

    All Class. Expected from Peyton.

  3. barneyrumble says: Oct 16, 2013 8:29 PM

    Manning goes for over 300 and 4tds minimum Sunday night. I’m a Colts fan and you don’t poke the GOAT the week before playing him. This is just going to get worse the longer the week goes and fuels Manning. Not good for the Colts.

  4. EJ says: Oct 16, 2013 8:35 PM

    Irsay is just jealous of how Manning and the Broncos season has taken off like a 747 bound for New Jersey. Yes, Luck has shown promise, a bunch of it, but has also shown that he can be stopped with the right formula. The comparison’s will always be there between Luck and Manning, nothing will change that, but expect Luck to be thrown to the wolves every now and then, especially when Manning is looking this sharp. Queue the Manning/Playoff choking comments, which I know many of you Manning haters will bring up. The thing is though, I don’t see him choking this year, Its just not going to happen. The only thing that puts a stop to Manning bringing home the trophy this year is an absolute perfect, mistake free Playoff hopeful Alex Smith and his neck breaking Defense, nothing else.

  5. nodindenver says: Oct 16, 2013 8:50 PM

    Peyton will respond on Sunday!

  6. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Oct 16, 2013 8:55 PM

    According to EJ, no NFC team will be allowed to play for the first time in Superbowl history LOL Nothing is guaranteed at this point in the season. Peyton looked kinda mediocre (for him) against the lowly Jags.

    But Peyton is nothing if not classy. Evidently none of his class rubbed off on Irsay in all those years.

    Go Colts!

  7. tiger7575 says: Oct 16, 2013 8:59 PM

    Luck’s comment was great: “Our idiot owner got all liquored up……..”

  8. Davo says: Oct 16, 2013 9:07 PM

    Anyone else got a feeling that Manning’s going to SMOKE the Colts, or is that just me?

  9. jimbo75025 says: Oct 16, 2013 9:08 PM

    Peyton responded by going back inside and watching another 6 hours of film deciphering a way to put up 60 as opposed to the 50 the game plan had originally called for.

  10. tovipapi says: Oct 16, 2013 9:12 PM

    Peyton Manning is tge biggest reason that tge Colts had any relevance in the 90s. Irsay knows that, those comments were a cheap shot. As good as Andrew Luck is and will be, I don’t think he will hold a candle to Peyton.

  11. onlysane1intheroom says: Oct 16, 2013 9:21 PM

    For Fox to call it a cheap shot, he must believe it’s true.

  12. LoCoSu@%s says: Oct 16, 2013 9:31 PM

    So, no Paja John freebies for Irsay?

  13. barneyrumble says: Oct 16, 2013 9:37 PM

    Manning didn’t choke last year in the playoffs, the secondary got beat deep and the Broncs, not Manning, lost to Baltimore. Just prelude for the choke comments.

  14. titansbro says: Oct 16, 2013 10:08 PM

    Peyton would have 3-4 rings right now if he weren’t drafted to a crap team (why else do they pick #1?) that never really out a good team around him. The defense was always crap. They had some pretty good offensive weapons but a terrible o-line. Kicker was terrible until they got Vinatieri.

    Brady is great but he was drafted to a team that was already pretty damn good & had an all time great coaching staff. Dungy was no slouch but he is not Belichek.

  15. Canyonero says: Oct 16, 2013 10:58 PM

    Why’s the Colts’ crappy playoff record all about Peyton?

    Tony Dungy is a good guy, but there was so much timid coaching in the playoffs during those “one and done” years.

  16. superkid72 says: Oct 16, 2013 11:37 PM

    9-11 playoff record and chokes in big playoff games! That’s what I remember about Manning!

  17. prijak1 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:34 AM

    Hernandez is innocent he will get off !

  18. qteo says: Oct 17, 2013 1:50 AM

    I want Peyton to score 10 TDs in this game, but Peyton will not score more than 4 TD bcuz he has too much class that he does not want to make an ass out of Irsay! Last thing he wants is making it look like he out to revenge. Hope I am wrong and see him breaking the TD record against Irsay, that would be sweet, very sweet!

  19. backdapack4evr says: Oct 17, 2013 6:32 AM

    Can’t argue with the guy that is right
    Peyton did choke
    The losses don’t lie

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