The Colts' Week 1 game started off well enough: Andrew Luck was perfect through his first two drives, slicing up the Raiders defense at will. But Oakland's defense tightened up as the game went on and even managed to get after Luck -- sacking him four times -- before eventually falling 21-17 to Indy.
That did not make the Mad Tweeter, Colts owner Jim Irsay, happy at all. And on Wednesday he tweeted that "I DEMAND better" from his protection. And that means everyone.
Raider/Colts-- we gotta protect #12 better..and that includes more than just OL...it's backs,TE's,coaches on blitz pick ups..I DEMAND better— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) September 11, 2013
Demanding boss isn't he? It's one thing to yell at everyone in the building. It's a whole different ballgame to take to Twitter and lash out at your offensive line, running backs, tight ends and coaches.
Irsay simply appears fearful that the Colts Week 2 opponent, the Miami Dolphins, "CAN ... bring the HEAT." No idea if that's a Miami joke but it's what he said:
Dolphin/Colts-Make no mistake about it/The Fish CAN and WILL bring the HEAT...We gotta MAN-UP and confront HEAT with a NASA-like Heat-Shield— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) September 11, 2013
Irsay would probably pay lip service to whoever the Colts are up against in Week 2, but he's actually quite accurate. The Dolphins can bring the heat when it comes to pass rush and it all starts with All-Pro Cameron Wake who had 2.5 sacks against Cleveland in Week 1. Randy Starks added 1.5 sacks -- plus a, um, solo shot to the sidelines -- Derrick Shelby took down Brandon Weeden once, and rookie Dion Jordan pitched in a sack as well.
That's an impressive effort against a very good Browns offensive line. And it should have the Colts nervous. But I'm not so sure it's worth calling out everyone on Twitter over.