Yet there are a few other numbers Irsay mentions that really hit home in processing the transition.
"We've changed our model a little bit, because we wanted more than one of these," Irsay says, flicking up his right hand to show his Super Bowl XLI championship ring.
"(Tom) Brady never had consistent numbers, but he has three of these," Irsay adds. "Pittsburgh had two, the Giants had two, Baltimore had two and we had one. That leaves you frustrated.
"You make the playoffs 11 times, and you're out in the first round seven out of 11 times. You love to have the Star Wars numbers from Peyton and Marvin (Harrison) and Reggie (Wayne). Mostly, you love this."
Then Irsay flicks up his right hand again.
Edit: 0-4 against Florida.
i still remember watching that 1 game in the swamp. Tenn and Manning had a big lead, then got blown out.
Tenn had like a 15 point lead and then florida beat them by 30? Play after play, they were in his grill and butt fricking him.
Maybe he should have built a team based around the best defense in the NFL rather than a flashy offense.