With the 2019 season dissolving quickly, Jim Irsay felt he needed to push his Colts team entering the homestretch of the season.
Frank Reich called it a "challenge" from the team's owner:
You can't blame Irsay for being frustrated. After finding a way to go 5-2 in one-possession games in the first seven weeks, the Colts have now dropped close decisions to Miami, Pittsburgh, Houston, and found a way to lose yesterday's game against the Titans by two touchdowns, despite attempting a go-ahead field goal with five minutes remaining.
Even if the Colts win out, it's difficult to see them sneaking into the playoffs without some major help from Pittsburgh and teams like Oakland and Tennessee finishing behind them. Most likely, the Colts are looking at their fourth playoff-less season in the last five years, something Irsay hasn't seen since his General Manager days in the early-to-mid 1990s.