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Colts' Irsay makes 'demand' on Twitter

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is on Twitter again, this time calling out the team's pass protection and saying he demands a better performance.

Irsay was not happy after quarterback Andrew Luck was sacked four times by the Oakland Raiders during last Sunday's victory. This week, the Colts face a Miami Dolphins defense that had six sacks against the Cleveland Browns.

"Raider/Colts -- we gotta protect #12 better..and that includes more than just's backs, TE's, coaches on blitz pick ups..I DEMAND better," Irsay tweeted.

Then he followed with another tweet: "Dolphin/Colts-Make no mistake about it/The Fish CAN and WILL bring the HEAT...We gotta MAN-UP and confront HEAT with a NASA-like Heat-Shield"

Asked Wednesday about the owner's tweets, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he wasn't surprised.

"That's every week, you know," Pagano said. "That's (talked about in) all of our offices and every office up and down the hallway. ... We all know that as long as No. 12 is upright and on his feet, we've got a much better chance of winning with him."

Luck was sacked 41 times last year.

Last month after a preseason loss against Buffalo, Irsay also gave his coaches an earful on Twitter.

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