Jim Irsay Believes Last-Place Colts Have Been Unlucky: ‘We Could Be 6-0’


If you already weren’t certain that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay lives in a fantasy world, then his comments Tuesday should do it.

After losing 26-23 in overtime to the Houston Texans on Sunday, the Colts are 2-4 on the young season. Despite the disappointing start, Irsay reaffirmed his confidence in head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson, and suggested that poor fortune is to blame for the Colts not being undefeated.

“Both of the guys have accomplished a lot in their careers,” Irsay told reporters. “We could be 6-0 if the ball bounces a little differently.”

In Irsay’s defense, all of the Colts’ games this season have been decided by six points or less, and the owner believes it’s only a matter of time before the team turns things around.

“Of course we are disappointed,” Irsay said. “That being said, I feel confident that we have the right group of leaders, of guys — the quarterback, head coach, general manager. I feel confident we have those pillars in place, and through time, it will show.”

The Colts finished 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Their efforts this season have them sitting in last place in a porous AFC South.

Thumbnail photo via Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay watches the Colts warm up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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