With Super Bowl XLV in the books, and preparations under way for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Colts owner Jim Irsay wants everyone to know that he is intent on avoiding the mistakes Jerry Jones made this time last year. Irsay said as much--throwing Jerry under the bus (at least kind of) in the process--in the Indianapolis Star today.
The Colts’ owner isn’t referring here to the numerous missteps of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium, but Jones’ vocality with respect to the idea that the Cowboys could become the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Of course, this wasn’t in the cards, as Dallas went on to a 6-10 record and a midseason coaching change.
"Honestly, I don't even think about that," Irsay said. "I'm focused on doing whatever it takes that gives us the best shot to win this year. It's not like all of a sudden we're going to try harder this year because we have the Super Bowl. The intensity to win every year is the same and it doesn't change simply because we have the Super Bowl."