Found October 31, 2011 on The Colts Authority:
During his weekly radio appearance Bill Polian told listeners that Manning was still on the active roster in case he could practice.  He also noted that the team came close to putting Manning on the IR due to roster constraints and that it's unlikely Manning will play this year.Wow. 

Polian is a realist

Judy Battista of the NY Times has a great story about the travails of this team without Peyton Manning.  Amidst the article is a quote from Bill Polian that should help explain his views of Jim Caldwell and the roster: "We've always tried to be consistent and stable; that's been a key to the success we've been able to have," Polian said. "I don't...

Polian isn't listening

Bill Polian believes in statistics.  He believes in context.  He believes in using information to make decisions.  And he doesn't care what most of us think: The bottom line is, I am not interested in stories.  I am not interested in anybody’s scouting reports, except our scouts.  I pay no attention to anyone that writes or talks about draft choices, future draft choices...

Examining the First Round

Like many fans, Ajit Kirpekar has been critical of Bill Polian's drafts recently. Unlike many fans, he took the time to do some research to see if his complaints were valid. I think you'll find his conclusions fascinating. If you are a Colts fan like me, this has been a very strange and surreal season.  I admit, before the lockout was lifted, I had very high hopes for the...

What the Front Office Has Done Wrong

There are words and phrases that I hate. Among my least favorite these days is, "Held accountable". "The Coaches should be held accountable!" "The Polians should be held accountable!" "Jim Irsay should be held accountable!" What does that even mean? Blamed? Fired? Given a stern talking to? I believe people should say what they mean instead...

Polian: Manning to stay on active roster

Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian said Monday that injured quarterback Peyton Manning will remain on the active roster all season. The Colts have the worst record in the NFL at 0-8, primarily due to the absence of Manning, a four-time NFL MVP who is sidelined following neck surgery. Indianapolis had made the playoffs nine straight seasons with Manning at quarterback. Manning...

Polian says 0-8 Colts are what record says they are

Colts vice chairman Bill Polian is angry and he's not afraid to let everyone know about it.

Polian wants Peyton to practice, not play

In his weekly radio show, which once upon a time streamed on the Internet but which has since been restricted to the Indianapolis airspace, Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian (did he ask for the most sinister-sounding title possible?) said that quarterback Peyton Manning remains on the active roster not so that he can play in…

Colts Want Manning to Practice, Not Play in a Game

According to Stampede Blue,  Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian appeared on his weekly call-in show and was asked by a fan why Peyton Manning was still on the active roster.  He indicated that Manning hasn’t been placed on injured reserve because they would like to see him to practice this season. If the Colts intend on potentially drafting [...]

Colts keeping Manning active so he can practice

Bill Polian plans to keep Peyton Manning on the active roster all season - even if it means he'll only be back to practice.
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