Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/3/12

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 05: Team president Bill Polian of the Indianapolis Colts wlaks on the field during warmups for the game with the Houston Texans on October 5, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Colts won 31-27. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Bill Polian nor Peyton Manning had any clue what would transpire at the end of a dismal season for the Indianapolis Colts, but after Polian was dismissed by Colts owner Jim Irsay he met with Manning inside the Colts complex. A source confirmed by CBS Sports stated, after he was relieved of his duties he met with Manning. Both men proceeded to say their goodbyes. “Both were almost in tears” said the source. “It was very emotional.” Manning confirmed  many of the details in a telephone interview with ESPN. Polian spent a part of Monday speaking to Peyton Manning about his rehabilitation schedule, a person familiar with the situation confirmed. Polian, at that point in the morning, had no idea he was about to be fired. Neither did Manning. While the Colts may be searching for a new direction they are leaving a future hall of famer in the dust. Polian credited with the Buffalo Bills of the 90′s, the Carolina Panthers an expansion team to go to the Super Bowl and Indianapolis Colts who won the Super Bowl. He was named executive of the year six times and it is very likely his name will resurface very soon.   [...]
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