INDIANAPOLIS — Two days after quarterback Peyton Manning talked about the dour atmosphere at the Colts' headquarters, owner Jim Irsay called him a "politician" who aired dirty laundry. "I don't think it's in the best interest to paint the horseshoe in a negative light," Irsay said of the team's logo at Thursday's introductory news conference for his new coach, Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. "If you've got a problem, you talk to each other. It's not about campaigning."The Colts must pay Manning, who missed 2011 with a neck injury, a $28 million bonus or release him by March 8. Since saying they will use the top pick on a quarterback, the Colts have fired coach Jim Caldwell, most of his staff, longtime executive Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian.Manning said the overhaul had him "walking around on eggshells," and is not healthy for his rehab and he has no idea where Irsay stands on his return. "He's a politician," Irsay said. "When it comes to being competitive, let's just say on a scale of 1 to 10, we're both 11s. So there's been plenty of eggshells scattered around this building by him with his competitive desire to win."Soon after Irsay's comments, Manning said he didn't intend to start a public feud. "I wasn't trying to paint the Colts in a bad light," said Manning, who added he has reached out to Irsay. "But it's tough when so many people you've known for so long are suddenly leaving. I just want to keep rehabbing … and when the time is right for Mr. Irsay and I to sit down, I look forward to a healthy conversation about my future. Oakland search: The Raiders formally agreed on a four-year deal to make Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, 39, their new coach, CSNCalifornia.com and the Associated Press reported. The team is not discussing the search.Concussions: The league said ex-players can't sue over concussions because safety issues are governed by collective bargaining agreements. The comments came during a hearing in Miami to consolidate 21 lawsuits filed by about 300 players accusing it of negligence. There is no timetable for a decision.