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Did Jim Irsay believe before all of us?

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When Jim Irsay said we might be a playoff team come December, was he smoking something at the beginning of the season or did he really believe what he said?

Man, needed to give props to the owner for being prophetic. So here I am.

Props to you, Mr. Irsay. I might need some of what you had when you said that, LOL. :)

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Yep he clearly had a vision and to this point has hired the right point to make his vision become reality despite being thrown a huge curve ball with the Pagano thing. This just proves to me that we are lucky to have one of the best owners in all of Sports running our team.

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Yep he clearly had a vision and to this point has hired the right point to make his vision become reality despite being thrown a huge curve ball with the Pagano thing. This just proves to me that we are lucky to have one of the best owners in all of Sports running our team.

When are you changing your name to GoColts8712??? :) (j/k)

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Irsay deserves a ton of credit for making a decision with conviction that balanced emotion and rationality. He is one of the best owners in the league and has been for a while. It's interesting to me how he varies how much and when he runs the decision making process. Again, shows good balance.

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Irsay deserves a ton of credit for making a decision with conviction that balanced emotion and rationality. He is one of the best owners in the league.

Especially if we also use most entertaining tweets as metrics for that.

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Irsay stepped up and made a huge decision that many said was wrong. He needs credit for that

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Irsay has a big pair that is for sure, He made the call that was based on long term success vs the vision of short term mediocre success a, congrats to Irsay and his pair of you know whats to see a vision and not be afraid to go after it no matter the cost....Just think through everything the team went through, everything the fans went through and are still going through, New first time head coach.....New head coach getting cancer, fill in head coach, a roster that has been turned nearly upside down in one way or another from top to bottom, some bad play calling, several rookies and first time starters but through it all we are 8 and 4....and counting

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I absolutely love Irsay. He seems like a family first type of guy. Many of us were hurt by the events of this offseason, but the man did it the best way he could. He did right by all involved. He has always been loyal to his horseshoe family. He cares about the city and the fans. What more can we ask for? He may have been the only one that saw us being successful this season, so I credit him for putting us in this position.

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Props to Irsay. Dungy, Polian, Manning, Grigson, and Luck. All were Irsay's decisions. Well played, Mr. Irsay...well played.

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best owner in the league imo besides the Rooneys and Maras

hate to say it but you have to add the krafts to the list.

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best owner in the league imo besides the Rooneys and Maras

Really weird that the names combine to form Rooney Mara

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You have to respect a man that paid Peyton Manning's full salary coming off 4 neck surgeries. You have to respect a man who listened to his fan base and fired Jim Caldwell. You have to respect a man who let Bill Polian go after a longterm friendship & being named a 6 time NFL Executive Of the Year. You have to respect a man who brought in Ryan Grigson, Chuck Pagano, & purged the roster of a ton of fan favorites like Clark, Brackett, Addai, Saturday, & a future HOF in #18...Not an easy transition all...To Isray's credit, he had faith in his coaching staff & he let his coaches coach without interference & interruption. I respect that protocol immensely.

I wouldn't call Irsay a prophet though. That's a stretch...Everyone knew Andrew Luck was coming to INDY as the #1 NFL draft pick. Following a legend, you go with a sure thing or the guy who most closely mimics or replicates what your franchise just had...Not a difficult decision once #18 was no longer on the roster IMO.

Jim Irsay is a fine owner though no question about it.

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best owner in the league imo besides the Rooneys and Maras

hate to say it but you have to add the krafts to the list.

It depends on what your criteria is. For me, it boils down to longevity & championship hardware: #1 Rooneys 6 SB trophies, #2 Maras 4 SB trophies, #3 The 49ers under then owner Edward J. DeBartolo 5 SB Trophies, & #4 Kraft 3 SB Trophies. "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that bling."

Despite the Green Bay Packers 13 Champions, I only count 2 SB trophies in my era 1996 & 2010. Not on my list of current stellar ownership. Not enough hardware acquired in this decade IMO.

Bleep Dallas... :yahoo: Michael Irving Emmitt Smith, & Deion Sanders have tremendous self centered egos which I deplore & detest...

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Every great CEO, Manager or Owner needs to have a vision on the future of the organisation she/he leads, be it a multinational company or a Football team.

Apparently Irsay has a vision and he saw the key in Luck.

Reps to good ole' Jim!

nyakas-budai-irsai-oliver-etyek-buda-hungary-10324920.jpg

(This bottle contains white wine made of a Hungarian grape "Oliver Irsay")

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hate to say it but you have to add the krafts to the list.

Hmmm... Beside he owns Pats, he built up a great organization there...with great reluctance...

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I remember him saying that time would tell. Either people would call him great for these decisions or..........opposite

not sure enough time has gone by but for now people don't seem to be hating him as much as they did before the season

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Irsay has a big pair that is for sure, He made the call that was based on long term success vs the vision of short term mediocre success a, congrats to Irsay and his pair of you know whats to see a vision and not be afraid to go after it no matter the cost....Just think through everything the team went through, everything the fans went through and are still going through, New first time head coach.....New head coach getting cancer, fill in head coach, a roster that has been turned nearly upside down in one way or another from top to bottom, some bad play calling, several rookies and first time starters but through it all we are 8 and 4....and counting

Did you just congratulate Irsay's nuts? lol

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Did you just congratulate Irsay's nuts? lol

:scratch::dunno: In an roundabout indirect(and unintentional)way I guess I did :funny:
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:scratch::dunno: In an roundabout indirect(and unintentional)way I guess I did :funny:

At the time of the decisions, many were calling for a toast!

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Way more about Leading with Optimism, and looking at the weak schedule.

The AFC is weighted with Average to below avg. teams.

And like me, I think he saw Great Potential for this draft class. And they are coming (making big plays) thru each week NOW!

But, 30 Incompletions & 3 Int`s. That is some pitiful football. NEVER would have Imagined Andrew capable of doing that indoors in this era. Unfathomable!

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It's the same thing with me when I 1st said "7-9 or 9-7. Nothing More, Nothing Less."

You all thought I was crazy when I said it when I really was just believing in the Team

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Irsay is somewhat kooky and twitterpated, but he has cajones of steel and deserves major respect/credit. He is a great owner!

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When Jim Irsay said we might be a playoff team come December, was he smoking something at the beginning of the season or did he really believe what he said?

Man, needed to give props to the owner for being prophetic. So here I am.

Props to you, Mr. Irsay. I might need some of what you had when you said that, LOL. :)

You have to give him credit.....He was bold to make changes..and he gambled and won with the Manning/Luck transition...

It did not have to turn out this way..and he took a lot of heat for ashcanning Manning.

But the present day....with Indy two wins from the post-season and Manning playing elsewhere at MVP levels..is the best case scenario for all even though I certainly disagree with the decision he made......

He gambled and won big

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You have to give him credit.....He was bold to make changes..and he gambled and won with the Manning/Luck transition...

It did not have to turn out this way..and he took a lot of heat for ashcanning Manning.

But the present day....with Indy two wins from the post-season and Manning playing elsewhere at MVP levels..is the best case scenario for all even though I certainly disagree with the decision he made......

He gambled and won big

Considering Peytons health I think it would be a gamble if he decided to stay with him

I really hated that decision specially because I started liking the Colts because of him but we cant deny that he made the right decision also because we dont know how long Peyton is going to last

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Every great CEO, Manager or Owner needs to have a vision on the future of the organisation she/he leads, be it a multinational company or a Football team.

Apparently Irsay has a vision and he saw the key in Luck.

Reps to good ole' Jim!

nyakas-budai-irsai-oliver-etyek-buda-hungary-10324920.jpg

(This bottle contains white wine made of a Hungarian grape "Oliver Irsay")

Irsay is somewhat kooky and twitterpated, but he has cajones of steel and deserves major respect/credit. He is a great owner!

I ran out of likes fellas. Here are 5 thumbs up for both of you. :thmup: :thmup: :thmup: :thmup: :thmup: That must be why owner Jim Irsay has his own plane. He kept get sick & tired of having his wine confiscated by U.S. Customs & the TSA scanners going off at the airport every single time that he walked through the metal detectors. :clap: haha Just Kidding HCF & Lollygager! lmao

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Considering Peytons health I think it would be a gamble if he decided to stay with him

I really hated that decision specially because I started liking the Colts because of him but we cant deny that he made the right decision also because we dont know how long Peyton is going to last

Either way was a gamble..

The only gamble-free scenario was to keep them both, which was my choice...

But leaders have to make tough decisions...and I'm glad it worked out for him because the Colts are his family's legacy.

they mean more to him than they do to us

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Way more about Leading with Optimism, and looking at the weak schedule.

The AFC is weighted with Average to below avg. teams.

And like me, I think he saw Great Potential for this draft class. And they are coming (making big plays) thru each week NOW!

But, 30 Incompletions & 3 Int`s. That is some pitiful football. NEVER would have Imagined Andrew capable of doing that indoors in this era. Unfathomable!

Incompletions and inetrceptions do not matter if the completions are productive...

Stat folks and QB ratings obcess on picks...but, as we've discussed here....interceptions have different value depending on where and when and incompletions are harmless....especially when you are coming from behind.

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To me, Irsay is the perfect owner. He knows the business side of football, the personal side of football, he loves the fans, he communicates, he surrounds himself with football people, and he spares no expense in putting a winning product on the field. If he makes a mistake, he owns up to it. He's very community minded and very generous to local charities. We are so lucky to have an owner like this in Indianapolis!!!

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When Jim Irsay said we might be a playoff team come December, was he smoking something at the beginning of the season or did he really believe what he said?

Man, needed to give props to the owner for being prophetic. So here I am.

Props to you, Mr. Irsay. I might need some of what you had when you said that, LOL. :)

Without being derogatory...DUH!

He dropped the most popular player in Colts history and they disassembled the team that got the most wins in the last decade. He knew (or fervently hoped) he knew what to do and we all benefitted from it.

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Irsay looks like a genius right now he set the colts up for success knock on wood for another 10 or 15 years. yea its a little too soon but right now he looks like a * genius

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I am wondering who is going to take over the team when he retires. I noticed one of his girls is becoming more involved with the PR department but how much football does she know?

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Irsay's awesome...

He's the only NFL owner I am aware of that could hold their own whilst discussing the deeper meaning of China Cat Sunflower with Bill Walton...

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he took a gamble and it paid off. thats why management is paid top dollar for decisions like this.

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Irsay a prophet? Not sure about that but...September 12, 2011 - 1 day after season opening blowout to the Texans - Jim Irsay tweeted " There will b some shocking,dramatic,inspiring,unimaginable things happening n Coltsland the next 18 months...buckle up,stay faithful. BELIEVE"..his exact words. Pretty much whats happened

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Irsay a prophet? Not sure about that but...September 12, 2011 - 1 day after season opening blowout to the Texans - Jim Irsay tweeted " There will b some shocking,dramatic,inspiring,unimaginable things happening n Coltsland the next 18 months...buckle up,stay faithful. BELIEVE"..his exact words. Pretty much whats happened

Makes you wonder how much he planned...

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Irsay a prophet? Not sure about that but...September 12, 2011 - 1 day after season opening blowout to the Texans - Jim Irsay tweeted " There will b some shocking,dramatic,inspiring,unimaginable things happening n Coltsland the next 18 months...buckle up,stay faithful. BELIEVE"..his exact words. Pretty much whats happened

he always says stuff like that...

One day his BIG ANNOUNCEMENT..was that he had no announcement to make that day

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