Jim Irsay believes there’s “merit” to removing Daniel Snyder as Washington owner

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As the photo suggests, Jim Irsay is a badass.

The Colts owner dropped a bombshell on Tuesday, saying at the league meeting in New York that he believes there’s merit to forcing out Commanders owner Daniel Snyder.

Irsay told a throng of reporters that there potentially are 24 total votes to force Snyder out. Irsay said that a vote is unlikely today, but that it could happen after Mary Jo White submits her report regarding her investigation of allegations against Snyder.

It’s a gutsy move by Irsay to go public with his beliefs. It’s also possibly a trial balloon, something Irsay may have agreed to float in order both to legitimize the subject and to gauge the reaction.

Irsay, who previously was suspended by the league for driving while impaired, also has no fear of reprisal from Snyder.

“He can investigate me till the cows come home, it’s not going to back me off,” Irsay said, via Lindsay Jones of TheRinger.com.

The reaction from the public undoubtedly will be positive. Most fans of the Commanders want change. In fact, some may now be hoping that Irsay can manage a franchise trade like the one Irsay’s father did, swapping the Rams for the Colts with Carroll Rosenbloom.

That surely won’t happen. But what quite possibly will happen is a formal push to shove Snyder overboard.

It will be messy. It will be expensive. But Irsay is right. The time has come for it to happen.

52 responses to “Jim Irsay believes there’s “merit” to removing Daniel Snyder as Washington owner

  1. I really hope this is the beginning of the end for Snyder. He is bad for the NFL and certainly bad for the Commanders.

  2. Snyder may have dirt on some of the 31 other owners… but it will be a smidgeon compared to what 31 other billionaires will have on him.

    It’s basically mutually assured destruction with Snyder being the only target from 31 teams.

  3. The Snyder Jealousy Club is running overtime. Irsay is a joke. He’s probably back on the pain pills.
    And FYI, his father snuck the Baltimore Colts out in the dead of the night. He took them straight to Indy. Anyone who thinks Irsay has
    clout is crazy.

  4. Sorry….I think Irsay is one of the most “real” and honest owners in the NFL.
    If this guy doesn’t have your back, you’re definitely going down.

  5. Massive development and kudos to you, Jim!

    Feels like we’re definitely heading in the direction of a vote and now the question is whether in particular Jerruh (and the other NFC East owners) will be onboard with removing Snyder. If Snyder’s lost Jerruh, he’s toast.

  6. It’s going to be really awkward at the NFL Owners Thanksgiving & Christmas get-togethers.
    The Commanders visit the Colts. I suppose there’s going to be a misunderstanding concerning the luxury suite for the visiting contingent. Irsay is going to make Snyder stand on the sidelines for the entire game.

  7. tigerlilac says:
    October 18, 2022 at 4:59 pm
    Irsay’s correct but him leading the charge is a joke.

    ————-

    That’s what makes it so perfect. Snyder will go to his folder of dirt on Irsay and he’s going to find all that information is already public.

    Snyder’s as good as gone.

    No time to defend Snyder Washington fans. Get him out of there and get an internet billionaire in there that buys the team with their petty cash and only cares about winning.

  8. Just what Maryland needs, the return of the Irsay family. That franchise trade began the demise of the Colts that culminated in their move to Indy. If he trades for the Commanders, rev up the Mayflower trucks.

  9. helicopterpilot13 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    The Snyder Jealousy Club is running overtime. Irsay is a joke. He’s probably back on the pain pills.
    And FYI, his father snuck the Baltimore Colts out in the dead of the night. He took them straight to Indy. Anyone who thinks Irsay has
    clout is crazy.

    ———–

    Is that you Daniel?

  10. Jim Irsay is undoubtedly the dumbest owner in the NFL. If his dad was not rich, he would be asking you if you want fries with your Big Mac.

  11. MortimerInMiami says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm
    Pot, meet Kettle!

    ———–

    Irsay may have been born on third and thinks he hit a triple, and he may have some addictions he has to keep in check, but he doesn’t appear to be an evil person by any/all accounts. Snyder on the other hand is a clearly a terrible human being.

  12. Great news really its beyond time to vote Danny boy out of there. Maybe they can change the name again to something good instead of the one they have now.

  13. gatorguru says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:10 pm
    Yeah, Irsay’s a drug addict and liar.

    ————-

    That’s a fact but so what. He’s still an owner and he said what he said.

    So are you defending Snyder? If so, why? Do you work for him or something? Why else would anyone defend him.

  14. bullcharger says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:11 pm
    helicopterpilot13 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    The Snyder Jealousy Club is running overtime. Irsay is a joke. He’s probably back on the pain pills.
    And FYI, his father snuck the Baltimore Colts out in the dead of the night. He took them straight to Indy. Anyone who thinks Irsay has
    clout is crazy.

    ———–

    Is that you Daniel?

    ———-

    Finally, someone else gets the accusations. People keep saying I’m Steve Belichick!

  15. Irsay is just annoyed that he might lose the 2nd round pick from Washington if injured Wentz does not start 70% of the snaps in 2022.

  16. As a lifelong Redskins/Washington Football Team/Commanders fan, let me just say that – God, I hope Irsay is right.

  17. People who work for Jim and play for the Colts absolutely love and respect him, because he cares and he’s real. I commend Jim for standing up and doing the right thing.

  18. Daniel’s travellin’ tonight on a plane;
    I can see the red tail lights, headin’ for Spay-ay-ayn….
    Oh, and, I can see Daniel wavin’ goodbye…
    It looks like Daniel, and I’m feelin’ so high….

  19. Waaaa! We don’t like the legal owner of a team. C’mon guys, let’s act like “Mean Girls” and all gang up on Daniel.

    This league is a “blm in the end zone” joke and shadow of its former glory.

  20. Uh, something is not Kosher here guys….better call Saul and get this ironed out quick! Oy Vey!!

  21. “bullcharger says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    No time to defend Snyder Washington fans. Get him out of there and get an internet billionaire in there that buys the team with their petty cash and only cares about winning.”

    Which Washington fans do you think are going to defend this guy?? Twenty-plus years of mediocrity aren’t going to win you many supporters. His mismanagement has turned what was once one of the most enthusiastic, engaged fan bases in the NFL into a shrinking, apathetic mess. As a Commanders fan, I pray that Irsay is right.

  22. translation: you can’t blackmail me danny. everyone knows all my stuff already so i’m blackmail proof. the next brick will be blackmail proof jerry. then danny is cooked.

  23. helicopterpilot13 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    “The Snyder Jealousy Club is running overtime. Irsay is a joke. He’s probably back on the pain pills.
    And FYI, his father snuck the Baltimore Colts out in the dead of the night. He took them straight to Indy. Anyone who thinks Irsay has
    clout is crazy.”

    I can imagine who would feel the need to defend Dan Snyder. This is unbelievable.

  24. gatorguru says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    “Yeah, Irsay’s a drug addict and liar.”

    Yes and Dan Snyder makes Irsay look like a good citizen.

  25. Didn’t the Suns owner decide to sell when all the sponsors bailed, or threatened to? I’m surprised more haven’t done so in Washington.

  26. dabears70 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    “Hey Jimmy, at least Snyder made his money on his own.”

    You seem to be an intense Snyder fan. What do you like about him?

  27. touchback6 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:19 pm
    bullcharger says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:11 pm
    helicopterpilot13 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    The Snyder Jealousy Club is running overtime. Irsay is a joke. He’s probably back on the pain pills.
    And FYI, his father snuck the Baltimore Colts out in the dead of the night. He took them straight to Indy. Anyone who thinks Irsay has
    clout is crazy.

    ———–

    Is that you Daniel?

    ———-

    Finally, someone else gets the accusations. People keep saying I’m Steve Belichick!

    —————
    God I hope not. Otherwise you’d be sporting the worst hair on the planet.

  28. Good for Irsay!!! Snyder treats his employees like dirt, cares only about himself, and is and has been such a sleaseball the NFL really needs to get rid of him. He is a horrible black eye on the Shield. What is to be gained by keeping this louse? DUMP HIM!!!!!!!!!

  29. cletuspstillwaterjr says:

    Jerry is starting to sweat…stay tuned
    _______________________________________

    The vast amount of work I’d say that he’s starting to melt

  30. This is billionaire for “Come at me, bro!” Irsay has his own issues, but the people that work for him seem to truly like him. Players seem to really like him and he’s got no history of being an awful human being.

  31. People who defend Daniel Snyder are strange to me. Like do these people have brain damage or something? This man paid a settlement to and asked for an NDA for a woman who said he tried to rape her. That’s not some simple disagreement in the office. If that’s your team, you should be rooting for the forces against this scumbag.

  32. How come we never hear about some owners voice and opinion? Eagles Lurie, Steelers Rooney family, Bucs Glazers brothers, Giants Maras , Kc Hunts and all the female owners titans Saints, lions ?

  33. Bold words for a guy that got a DUI.
    Got caught with a trash bag full of pills in his car.
    Had a prostitute OD and die at his house, and then had local news run a cover story about how sad he was that “his GF” OD’d.

  34. touchback6 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:19 pm
    bullcharger says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:11 pm
    helicopterpilot13 says:
    October 18, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    The Snyder Jealousy Club is running overtime. Irsay is a joke. He’s probably back on the pain pills.
    And FYI, his father snuck the Baltimore Colts out in the dead of the night. He took them straight to Indy. Anyone who thinks Irsay has
    clout is crazy.

    ———–

    Is that you Daniel?

    ———-

    Finally, someone else gets the accusations. People keep saying I’m Steve Belichick!

    ——-

    No chance. Steve Belichick at least knows a little bit about football and he doesn’t have a 32” chest

  35. Jim Irsay is a drunk buffoon. He’s the furthest thing from badass. His old man was even worse.

  36. The news this week keeps getting better! First we find out Heinicke is starting and now this?!?!? Amazing day

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