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Peyton said nothing to his teammates about Irsay’s remarks

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wisely said nothing publicly about Colts owner Jim Irsay’s “championships over stats” comments this week.  So what did he say privately?

Per multiple league sources, Manning said nothing about Irsay’s comments to any of his teammates.  It’s believed that he talked about the remarks only with family members.

On Sunday night, Manning will try to do his talking on the field.  While many have suggested that he’ll hope to hang 50 points on the Colts this year, why not aim instead for something historic?

In recent years, several quarterbacks have flirted with Norm Van Brocklin’s 62-year-old single-game passing yardage record of 554.  Peyton’s career high is 472, set way back in 2004.

Alternatively, Peyton could aim to break the single-game passing touchdown mark he shares with five other players.

Regardless, we suspect that Peyton is aiming higher than scoring a bunch of points or winning the game.  We think he’ll want to walk out of Lucas Oil Stadium having done something no one ever has done before.

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16 Responses to “Peyton said nothing to his teammates about Irsay’s remarks”
  1. melikefootball says: Oct 20, 2013 8:22 PM

    The only one making a big deal of this is Bob Costas wanting to be invited to a gala event. The other is the three on Football night in America, Mr. comedian or thinks he is Dan, spend more time with family preacher Tony and oh how good the Patriots are Rodney. Has to be the worst pregame show ever.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 20, 2013 8:29 PM

    Well then Irsay failed to push the button. He reached, but did he make any kind of impression? Stay tuned and the answer will reveal itself after these messages.

  3. FlyFromTheInside says: Oct 20, 2013 8:30 PM

    RGIII is back, like it or not…..hate on, haters

  4. peytonsyellowteeth says: Oct 20, 2013 8:31 PM

    Mr. Manning you are a class act.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 20, 2013 8:38 PM

    That’s weak by Fox with Peyton Manning to not go for it on 4th and 1 from midfield. LAME!

  6. boyshole25 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:19 PM

    Or Landry could be aiming for his neck

  7. titansbro says: Oct 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    Why is winning the game not enough? Luck is pretty damn good y’know? Get the win, forget the stats. Or else you may not get either.

  8. dirtdawg54 says: Oct 20, 2013 10:04 PM

    Why does everyone assume Peyton will have his way with Indy? He can’t just show up and put the boots to them. He has to play the game and Indy has more than enough fight in them.

  9. tigersfandan says: Oct 21, 2013 12:18 AM

    So much for all those theories!

  10. rodh32340 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:28 AM

    Peyton did just enough to salvage my Fantasy Teams’ wins this week and I am grateful for THAT!

  11. jdhein22 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:56 AM

    No one has ever done before? Beat all 32 teams? Umm, Brett L. Favre has already done that.

  12. bharr170 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:04 AM

    Class. Nothing but class.

  13. jeremycrowhurst says: Oct 21, 2013 1:25 AM

    So let’s review: Irsay paid Manning $200 million or so over his years there, then after an amicable parting, he said he would like to have won more Super Bowls with Manning.

    What exactly was there for Peyton to react to?

  14. seadouble says: Oct 21, 2013 1:31 AM

    Haha. Indy has a defense that has something to say about that!

  15. kd75 says: Oct 21, 2013 3:15 AM

    Irsay is entitled to his opinion. But it shows little class to trash a former employee who did nothing but dig your company out of a grave (Steve Emtman, Quentin Coyatt anyone?) and make you billions of dollars.

    It was a mutually beneficial relationship for 15 years. And a mutually beneficial breakup. Regardless of the terms of Manning’s departure, Irsay looks foolish airing his dirty laundry.

  16. edithpiaf51 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:04 PM

    If all Irsay said to Peyton is he wished he had more Superbowls with him, that is not a bad thing. I am a prof of management and marketing and when i teach students about employer-employee relations in human resource management, I tell them that if there is a parting of ways, there is nothing wrong with an employer saying i wish something more would have happened as long as it is said kindly, and in private and the employer also expresses appreciation for the employee’s service. I know Irsay and the Colts management did just that.

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