Found May 28, 2012 on Down and Distance:
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(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) With the owners meeting in Atlanta over and a few changes to the league, most notably the trade deadline, fans and front office executives alike are thrilled. Former Colts team president Bill Polian believes that the rule may have changed fortune in Indy last season and may have saved his job. “I think the deadline being moved last year would have made a difference for us,” Polian told SI’s Peter King. The Colts obviously were in a bad situation at the time and a decent starter like Orton would have totally made a difference between being 5-11 and 2-14. “We would have rekindled our interest in Orton. In Week 6, we knew our quarterback situation wasn’t great, but after a couple more weeks, we realized the situation was bad. We probably would have called Denver, who’d gone to (Tim) Tebow by then, and said, ‘Hey, we’ll give you a three (third-round draft choice) for Orton.’ ” Fans alike have been screaming for the trade deadline to change for years. Week 6 is just the scratching of the surface of the year. Teams like Houston and Chicago would have totally benefited from the rule change.
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