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Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:20 am
 
It's getting ugly between Manning and Irsay... (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Peyton Manning saga is in full public relations mode. And despite a promise from Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay that things reached a peace accord, everything managed to turn sour again late on Thursday night, courtesy of Jim Irsay's Twitter account and a report that Manning was "cleared" to return to playing football.

That report surfaced Thursday afternoon and then Irsay tweeted late on Thursday that indicated Peyton was, in fact, not clear, physically speaking.

"Peyton has not passed our physical nor has he been cleared to play for The Indianapolis Colts," Irsay tweeted. "Team statement coming on Friday."

This is about to get ugly, and it's about to get ugly quickly. There was some reconciliation of feelings between Irsay and Manning before the media arrived in Indianapolis earlier in the week. That almost put the Colts long-term situation at quarterback on the backburner when it comes to Indianapolis Star front pages. It hasn't.

Instead, things have somehow managed to become more awkward. Manning -- vis a vis a report -- was declared eligible to start playing football. This said nothing about the arm strength of Manning, who's recovering from nerve damage.

Irsay's tweet, on the other hand, speaks directly to Manning's lack of health, as it pertains to the Colts decision to pick up his $28 million option.

Peyton might well be healthy, but it matters little at this point, because the salvos are fired. Manning says he's healthy enough to play football. (Ergo, he believes he should be paid to be played football, right?)

And Irsay -- and the Colts -- disagree, and, ergo, Manning shouldn't be paid to play football. At least for the Colts. It's a nightmare of epic proportions for everyone involved and, despite the quite pleasant Super Bowl taking place in Indianapolis, this story is casting a cloud over the normally fun activities taking place in Indiana.

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Comments

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:16 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

"Once again the super rich could care less about the working guy."

Really? I mean, really?

Well, this "working guy" called Manning got paid $26M as a spectator in 2011. Yea, I feel so sorry for him it brings a tear to my eye.    



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:12 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

Irsay is probably the only owner in the NFL who actually tweets... Doesn't that say it all right there?  And it's a good thing that Irsay has the face of a fool, because apparently he is one... My prediction is that Luck won't be able to handle the severe presure of following one of the 'greatest' NFL players in history.  The poor boy will essentially make Manning's rival in the 1998 draft (#2 pick Ryan Leaf) look like a winner... Bad move Irsay - but you will deserve every barb thrown your way, even though you'll likely blame it on everybody except for yourself.  I've never been a huge fan of Manning, but his greatness is without question and I truly hope that he wins another Super Bowl with a different team.  I'll also lay money on Irsay's financial woes forcing him out of the NFL... talk about a bad financial decision.




Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:08 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

let the sweepstakes begin!!!! regardless of where "the report" came from seems like Assray seems to be putting value in it so i guess that means we should too. if that is the case, then seems Assray has already made his decision, so now the only question is where will peyton end up? i am sure hoping miami so he can go back there and kick Assray's a$$ regularly. now we all know how to spell scumbag.... Irsay!



Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:03 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

It's all about the money.  They just want Peyton to go away.  Once again the super rich could care less about the working guy.




Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:00 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

this is going to get really ugly for everyone b4 it gets better & that's sad!



Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:58 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

Thank goodnees for owners like this,without these morons we wouldn't have Drew Brees!!!!!!!lolol..........




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:46 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

Irsay is an idiot. Why treat Peyton this way. They best pay him the 28 mill or get ready to be horrible for about ten years.



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:11 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

As a good friend of mine used to say; let me tell you what's the truth. Things were peaceful in Baltimore some years ago between the Irsays and the city until one night! Do we think things have changed over these past years? And that's the truth.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:59 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

Bert Jones 

RE: Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

Oh Jimmy Eye... you're sure like your daddy now, eh? Letting you're ego get ahead of you. You want to proove that it was indeed you and not Peyton Manning who built the Indianapolis Colts. You fire Bill Pollian. You clean house and admittingly bring in some solid coaches (your GM however seems less likely solid). and now you play games with #18.

Remember when the last QB who was as good as John Elway came into the league? An Irsay and an Irsay…



Great comments.  Just ask the former GM of the Giants about both Elway and Irsay. Ernie Accorsi will tell you on how he felt about trading John Elway because of Irsay.    



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:53 am
 

Irsay: 'Peyton has not passed our physical'

After thinking that this had been put to bed until after their big game and now seeing that it is back the Commissioner must be having to be talked off the roof of the hotel he is staying at.

The Commissioner must have said to himself coming into this game

We got two of the premier franchises in the game playing

We got three of the best owners here.

We got two of the premier QB’s and they are great guys.

Nothing but good news

Then it is all spoiled by one of the worst owners in Irsay who keeps becoming front and center for the NFL.



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