John Fox Says Jim Irsay’s Comments About Peyton Were A Bit Of A Cheap Shot

Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws the ball during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay went onto an interview on USA Today and commented on switching quarterbacks from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck. Here was one of the comments that was said:

“We’ve changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these,” Irsay told the paper while flicking up his right hand to show his Super Bowl XLI championship ring.

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

Peyton Manning’s current head coach fired back saying:

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

“Peyton would never say anything. He’s too classy to do 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.”

It seesms that we have a little bit of a cat fight on our hands here. The Broncos and the Colts are set to meet up this weekend and the fireworks are already flying.

Your move Jim.

H/T Denver Post

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