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NFL: Broncos Coach John Fox Says Colts Owner Jim Irsay's Comment 'A Cheap Shot'
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NFL: Broncos Coach John Fox Says Colts Owner Jim Irsay's Comment 'A Cheap Shot'

Oct 15 2013, 9:02pm CDT | by

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox says Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comments on his former quarterback Peyton Manning winning just one Super Bowl was "a cheap shot."

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox labeled Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comment on former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning "a cheap shot."  According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, it all...

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NFL: Broncos Coach John Fox Says Colts Owner Jim Irsay's Comment 'A Cheap Shot'

Oct 15 2013, 9:02pm CDT | by

NFL: Broncos Coach John Fox Says Colts Owner Jim Irsay's Comment 'A Cheap Shot' Photo Credit: Getty Images

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox says Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comments on his former quarterback Peyton Manning winning just one Super Bowl was "a cheap shot."

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox labeled Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's comment on former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning "a cheap shot." 

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, it all started with Irsay's comments in a USA Today Sports interview with Jarrett Bell. Ever since the Colts drafted Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, Irsay told Bell the team has changed things up a bit, hoping to win more Super Bowls after Manning was released and later signed with the Broncos to the tune of five years and $96 million.

Irsay also seemed to emhasize Manning's lack of postseason success when he was with the Colts.

"We've changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these (showing his Super Bowl XLI ring).

"(Tom) Brady never had consistent numbers, but he has three of these. Pittsburgh had two, the Giants had two, Baltimore had two and we had one. That leaves you frustrated.

"You make the playoffs 11 times, and you're out in the first round seven out of the 11 times. You love to have the Star Wars numbers from Peyton and Marvin (Harrison) and Reggie (Wayne). Mostly, you love this."  

In spite of the Colts success with Manning under center, Bell says,"Yet Irsay sounds like he's hurt to have just one ring." 

Fox, in an interview with NFL Sirius Radio on Oct. 15, fired back, per Klis.

"I saw the comments. And to be honest with you, I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot. To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate.

"Peyton would never say anything. He's too classy for that. They sounded a little ungrateful and unappreciative to me. For a guy who has set a standard, won a Super Bowl, won four MVP awards...be thankful of that one Super Bowl ring, because a lot of people don't have one." 

Irsay's comments are a prelude to his team's tributefor Manning, who will be in town on Oct. 20 when his Broncos put their undefeated 6-0 record on the line against his former team.  

Manning has enjoyed tremendous success through Week 7 of the 2013 season. Not only is Denver undefeated, he has also thrown for 22 touchdowns with just two interceptions. His 128.8 passer rating represents a career high.  

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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