Found January 04, 2012 on Washington Times:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bill Polian made one big mistake in Indianapolis: Not having an adequate backup for Peyton Manning.It cost the Colts vice chairman and his son their jobs.On Wednesday, Polian told The Associated Press that not grooming a replacement for the injured Manning was the primary reason the Colts ...

Bill Polian Believes He Was Fired for Not Having a Good Back Up QB

Former Indianapolis Colts vice chairman Bill Polian told the Associated Press that he believes his biggest mistake was not having an adequate back up quarterback for Peyton Manning and he believes that’s what led to him being fired. Polian indicated that the timing of the move was surprising to him and that he’s more upset about his son losing his job. At the age of 69,  Polian...

Peyton Manning has Emotional Meeting with Polian

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...

Polian regrets no backup plan for Colts

Bill Polian says his biggest mistake was not having an adequate backup for Peyton Manning, and that's what led to his firing as vice chairman of the Indianapolis Colts. Polian tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the lack of a capable backup for the injured quarterback was the primary reason the Colts went from a Super Bowl contender to a 2-14 record and the No. 1 draft...

Colts Owner Doesn’t Know If Peyton Manning Will Play Again

During Monday’s press conference that formally announced the dismissal of both vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian, Colts owner Jim Irsay indicated that he doesn’t know if quarterback Peyton Manning will be able to ever play again. Irsay strongly suggested that the Colts will draft a quarterback in April,  by saying that [...]

Jones shrugs off the heat that’s come his way after another disappointing season

IRVING – In the wake of another disappointing season, plenty of fans have turned their wrath on Jerry Jones. But the owner says all that vitriol won’t make him give up his title as general manger. “The facts are I’ve spent 22 years doing this exactly the same way,” Jones said Tuesday. “I’ve made a lot of changes from year to year as time goes along, but, frankly, I...

Giants will go to the Super Bowl but can Eli Show Up Peyton?

  Go ahead and laugh but the New York Giants are going to the Super Bowl and remember where you heard it first. The Giants began their 2011 regular season decimated with injuries.  Their running game never got on track and without a doubt they played one of the toughest schedules in the league.  Under those circumstances, most teams would have eventually folded and turned their...

Vote: What Should Colts Do With Peyton Manning, No. 1 Pick?

One of the best to ever play his position, or a "surefire" youngster that could keep your franchise contending for the next decade -- which do you choose? That's the decision facing the Indianapolis Colts right now, as they have to choose between keeping Peyton Manning or drafting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. They could keep Manning and draft Luck, of course, but...

For Peyton Manning, time to say goodbye to NFL is now

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Peyton Manning's future with Colts clearly cloudy

The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis will end when Manning wants it to or his body demands it must. Either way,...

Manning 'surprised and shocked' at firings

Peyton Manning said he was "surprised, shocked [and] disappointed" at the firing of Colts vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian. The father and son were let go by owner Jim Irsay on Monday afternoon, a day after the Colts closed out an abysmal 2-14 season -- without their franchise quarterback -- with a 19-13 loss at Jacksonville. Manning, sidelined...

Razzball’s NFL Playoffs League

Hello Razzballers. We have made it through another regular season and somehow lived to tell about it. It was touch and go there for a while though. Chris Johnson, Peyton Manning, Jamaal Charles, and quite a few others dashed our hopes against the fantasy rocks but some other beacons of hope floated out to save us in our time of need like Cam “Superman” Newton, Victor Cruz ...

Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay Cleans House – What to Make of it

The Indianapolis Colts have fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts’ general manager — a decision that left franchise quarterback Peyton Manning “stunned.” Owner Jim Irsay announced the moves Monday, one day after the team finished the year 2-14 without Manning. Coach Jim Caldwell was retained, but Irsay said that evaluation was still ongoing...

When the Saints Go Marching . . . Watch Out San Francisco

  It is hard to deny how well the New Orleans Saints’ are playing right now. The dark horse with the fleur-de-lis might not have landed that 2nd place NFC slot but should have no trouble reaching the divisional playoffs. This is a team that hasn’t lost a game since October (currently an eight game winning streak) and has won all games since their Week 11 bye, helmed by the record...
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