Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/12/14
There’s a narrative many places on the internet (I won’t say where), that would have you believe that Bill Polian was a horrible general manager and even worse human being.  Well, I am not of this particular persuasion.  I think Bill Polian was an all-time great executive, as evidenced by his 6 Executive of the Year honors, and a great team builder.  I also believe that he was in no small part responsible for putting together a team that set an NFL record for most wins in a decade.  He drafted Hall of Fame players and hired a Hall of Fame coach.  His prickly demeanor and paranoid need for organizational secrecy aside, we owe him a lot as Colts’ fans. What I also believe is that Bill Polian put the Colts in a tough situation when he chose to promote his own progeny, and a man with clear lack of top level executive experience, Chris Polian, to assume general manager duties of a billion dollar business, a move that smacked heavily of nepotism and left many Colts fans fuming after seve...
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