Colts owner Jim Irsay recently said that it’s not “Super Bowl or bust” for coach Chuck Pagano.
More recent remarks from Irsay suggest that it eventually will be, for Pagano and everyone else.
“In the Andrew Luck era, we would like to win at least two World Championships,” Irsay said Saturday.
He’d also like to win two titles consecutively.
“When you look at that, we look at how do we build this roster over the next three years to really be able to go on a run where you can win two Super Bowls in a row, when you can really be dominant,” Irsay said. “Again, that’s working on all phases of the ball.”
It’s hard enough to win one Super Bowl; it’s significantly harder to win two in a row. But it’s no surprise that Irsay is reminding his employees of the high bar that has been set for the franchise. Irsay declared in 2013 that, in parting ways with Peyton Manning, Irsay chose championships over stats.
At some point the championships need to show up. If they don’t, pretty much everyone on the payroll but Andrew Luck will be at risk.