‘Won’t be buying Christmas decorations’: Colts’ owner
Colts owner Jim Irsay said he won’t be purchasing Christmas decorations from the team because of “the state of the economy.”
“I will not be buying anything,” Irsasay told the Indianapolis Star.
Irsay was referring to the fact that the Colts are down $4 million in their 2017 season, with a $9 million hole in their 2018 salary cap.
Irsays team is also struggling to fill roster spots, with quarterback Jacoby Brissett injured.
Imsay said that the team’s 2017 season was a “complete disappointment” because of injuries and missed opportunities.
Irsays comments come as the Colts face a tough schedule this season, as they have a Monday night game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium, a home game against Houston at Lucas Stadium and a Thursday night game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lucas Field.
The Colts also have home games against the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Irisay also called out quarterback Andrew Luck, who has a 5-5 record and has thrown for just 726 yards and five touchdowns this season.
“He needs to stop being selfish,” Irisay said.
“You can’t win with him and your offensive line and the fact he doesn’t have the ability to play as a quarterback.”
The Indianapolis Colts are 5-7 this season with losses to the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills.