This isn’t the first time Jim Irsay has created a Twitter frenzy (Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
Colts to Sign a Wide Receiver?
Jim Irsay takes to Twitter to hint at a “whopper” signing.
The Colts have been unusually busy this offseason. With hefty pockets due to having $43.427 million in cap space, the Colts have already gone on a $34.3 million shopping spree on offensive and defensive weapons. Though no established superstars will join the roster in 2013, notable additions include right tackle Gosder Cherilus, safety LaRon Landry, and defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois. In total, Indy signed seven free agents, re-signed two current Colts, and franchised punter Pat McAfee.
And they may not be done yet.
Despite being in Arizona for NFL meetings, Jim Irsay went on a 1-am Twitter spree last night, sending out roughly 8 tweets that hinted at a new impending signing – a trade perhaps.
"“ColtFans, we already past the cap cash wise/ we’re workin on a deal, 1 we’ve been workin on for 5 days/ we’re ver,very close 2 making it work”“In Arizona, but the phone lines are burning up…we want to win so damn bad our toes ache and our brains are gurgling!!!!!!!”“Our fingers could end up crooked and elbows drip with sweat and blood!”“The car almost ended up n the ditch…swerving towards negativity, but we’re still n the fight..we’re desperately trying,need coffee,strong!”“We need a turnover,slipping away but 4 minutes ago we started running the no huddle…moving the arrow again but it’s nip n tuck!!!!”“Everyone stand buy,pour strong drink…do ur voodoo,Colts need the strength of its nation to get this whopper in the boat! DO U UNDERSTAND?!”"
And if you wanted a hint as to what kind of player this deal could be for, Irsay was glad to provide:
Who exactly could it be? Well, Irsay has been known to over-hype a signing. Ricky Jean Francois may not have been the player Colts fans would expect to be “ELATED!!!!!” about. But who knows? The most eligible wide receivers on the market include restricted free agent Victor Cruz (now that would be something to get excited about). Davone Bess from Miami is another name that has swirled with the rumors. Doug Baldwin from Seatlle even has ties to the Colts after playing at Stanford with Andrew Luck and under new Colts OC Pep Hamilton.
Irsay has left us with another cryptic mystery, but hopefully it’s solved sooner rather than later.