Let me just say for the record that I have zero problem with owners of franchises instilling faith and confidence in their respective teams. In fact in an era where there are many sports owners who don't seemingly care about nothing more than their bottom-line (also known as money for those counting at home) it's good to see some owners still give a shit.
No matter how ridiculous they sound.
Unfortnately Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay takes over confidence to a whole other level.
Despite missing the NFL postseason the last two seasons, Irsay still sees his team as one of the elite in the entire league. In fact he still believes led by quarterback Andrew Luck that he expects to win multiple Super Bowl titles.
Per Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star
“I’ve said it before -- we’re into plural Lombardis,” That’s what our goal is. And I’ll be damned if we don’t go out and get them.”
Irsay also addressed the biggest bugaboo with Indianapolis the past few seasons -- the offensive line and declared their recent issues all but healed.
“Let me say this: the offensive line is fixed, I’m telling you guys, the offensive line is fixed. The reason I’ll tell you it’s fixed is because [former longtime Colts offensive line coach] Howard Mudd told me it’s fixed. If Howard Mudd tells you it’s fixed, trust me, it’s fixed.
To start, if their offensive line issues are indeed fixed then absolute kudos and respect to Irsay and the rest of the staff. Given the amount of times Luck has been beaten up playing behind underwhelming frontlines with reckless abandon during most of his tenure in Indy, it's no secret that squaring up that O-line was priority #1 for the Colts.
But Super Bowl contenders?
How about winning the pathetic AFC South first before declaring your team alongside the pantheons of the truly elite.