Bill Polian thinks tanking may become more routine in NFL after 2016 Browns season

The Cleveland Browns were the worst team in the NFL in 2016, and Bill Polian thinks to some degree that was by design. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Polian expressed his concern about the Browns “essentially” tanking the 2016 season to get the top draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and how it may become more common for teams to embrace tanking a season to get a better draft...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Polian concerned tanking could become more common in NFL

Former NFL executive Bill Polian is convinced the Cleveland Browns lost games intentionally last season so they could earn a high draft pick, and he is concerned that the trend could become more common in the league going forward.In an appearance on “Mike & Mike” Wednesday, Polian said it is troubling that the Browns were able to tank in 2016 without most people even taking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Patriots are ‘not invincible’

If you’re a fan of an AFC East team not named the New England Patriots, you’re going to love what Bill Polian had to say on his radio show Tuesday.According to WEEI, Polian was asked by a caller on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show how the Bills can compete with the Pats. Polian, who as a former Colts executive certainly isn’t the biggest Pats fan, responded by knocking away the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Colts had first-round grade on Tom Brady

Should New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have been drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2000?In hindsight of course he should have.It would appear that Bill Polian had his eye on Brady (sure he did), who is now a five-time Super Bowl champion.“Tom Brady would have been a guy, and we were very high on him. Our guys really loved him, but we weren’t in the quarterback...
Via Sportsnaut
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Polian slams Terrell Owens as candidate for Hall of Fame

Count Bill Polian among those who don’t want to see Terrell Owens in the Hall of Fame. Polian, a member of the Hall of Fame himself, holds specific traits higher than others when it comes to the process. Owens doesn’t check the right boxes, as Polian told Talk of Fame Sports Network’s Clark Judge : I think the Hall of Fames are for people who make their teams better, not who...
Via The Sports Daily
February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Polian wouldn't put Terrell Owens or Randy Moss in Hall Of Fame

Bill Polian apparently isn’t a fan of wide receivers with big egos, even if they’re two of the best ever at their position.The former Indianapolis Colts general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer spoke recently with Talk of Fame Network’s Clark Judge and was asked to settle a debate: Would he give his Hall of Fame vote to Randy Moss or Terrell Owens?It’s a valid question...
February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: AJ McCarron better than any QB in 2017 NFL Draft

Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian doesn’t think much of the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft. In fact, he believes that little-used Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron is better than any of them. McCarron was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 164th overall. He was the ninth quarterback taken that year.He’s played sparingly, getting into seven games (plus a...
Via Sportsnaut
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Polian says catch rule likely to remain vague

Former Bills, Panthers and Colts general manager Bill Polian says that player safety trumps the clarification of what a catch is in the NFL. Polian, part of a six-person panel that was put together to help simplify the definition of a catch, told The Washington Post that players would lose some of their protection as defenseless receivers if they no longer had to establish themselves...
Via The Sports Daily
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Peyton Manning is victim of 'smear campaign'

Bill Polian is convinced that the the sexual assault claims against Peyton Manning that have resurfaced in a recent lawsuit are part of a blatant effort to tarnish the two-time Super Bowl champion’s legacy. In an interview with “The Freddie Coleman Show” on ESPN Radio this week, Polian was asked about Manning’s involvement in a lawsuit that was filed against the University...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Polian happy at ESPN, not interested in job with Bills

Current ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian said that he is not interested in any formal role with the Buffalo Bills. “Anything I could do to help in any way, I would,” Polian said Tuesday night in an interview with "The John Murphy Show." “But any kind of a formal role is absolutely precluded. Nor am I seeking that. I’m very happy with what I’m doing at ESPN.” Polian served...
Via Awful Announcing
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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