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BILL POLIAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Polian says Josh Gordon doesn’t belong on football field

AP Image Roger Goodell and the NFL have still not decided what they’re going to do with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.  Gordon faces a suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, although Gordon pleades innocence saying the failed drugs test was due to breathing in second-hand marijuana smoke. Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian...
Via Down and Distance
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Drafting Andy Dalton would have saved my job

The Indianapolis Colts chose not to draft a quarterback in the early rounds of the 2011 NFL draft, knowing that Peyton Manning had undergone a series of neck surgeries and was out indefinitely. The Colts didn’t have a viable backup quarterback, and the end result was a league-worst 2-14 season. After the Colts succeeded* with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Polian thinks drafting Dalton would have saved his job

According to Judy Battista of NFL.com, former Colts GM Bill Polian told Bengals HC Marvin Lewis that he would not be working for ESPN had he drafted QB Andy Dalton in 2011. The comments are interesting, as Dalton has proved to be one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the league.  He just signed a six-year deal worth up to $115 million, but he has his share of critics primarily...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Polian turned the Jets down

According to USA Today Sports, the New York Jets reached out to former Colts general manager Bill Polian and he ended up telling them he wasn’t interested in being their next general manager. Before the New York Jets hired a search firm to look for a new general manager, the team spoke to former Indianapolis Colts executive Bill Polian, according to a person briefed on the talks...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Polian sees a way he could have stayed

Peter King spoke with Bill Polian regarding the new trade deadline. Polian thinks if they had two more weeks the Colts would have made a different decision at QB in 2011: "I think the deadline being moved last year would have made a difference for us,'' said Bill Polian, the Colts president until owner Jim Irsay fired him in January. "We would have rekindled our...
Via The Colts Authority
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills to place Polian on Wall of Fame

Former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian has been selected to become the latest member of the team's Wall of Fame. Polian will become the 28th member placed on the wall that rings Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills have not yet selected when Polian will be honored. Before helping transform the Indianapolis Colts into perennial contenders over the past decade, Polian was...
Via AP on Fox
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dennis Polian leaves for Titans

There are no longer any members of the Polian family working for the Indianapolis Colts. A source told FOXSports.com that Dennis Polian is now the new assistant to Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak. The Colts had initially planned to keep Dennis Polian as their director of football administration even after the January firing of his father Bill (team president) and brother...
Via Fox Sports
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Polian joins ESPN

Bill Polian is having no problems finding work these days. Aside from his job with Sirius XM NFL Radio, he now will be working with ESPN: The Colts’ former long-time vice chairman/president has been added to ESPN’s list of NFL analysts. Polian is scheduled to make his debut March 12 and be a regular on NFL Live, NFL32 and SportsCenter. ESPN also announced he will contribute...
Via The Colts Authority
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN adds Bill Polian; a piece of my soul dies

ESPN announced today that Bill Polian would be joining their squad of mediocre analysts. This is something I take issue with, as it's just another reason for me to detest the four-letter network. The idea of Bill Polian being an analyst is ludicrous to me. To say that Polian experienced success as a GM is an understatement. His Bills teams went to four straight Super Bowls,...
Via The Jaggernaut
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Polian to join SiriusXM

Bill Polian was well-known for his love-hate relationship with the media.  Now he's joined their ranks: Former Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian is joining SiriusXM radio as a regular host. Polian will make his debut on the satellite network's NFL Radio channel on Monday night, and also will host a show on Wednesday and next Friday. He will be joined by former NFL...
Via The Colts Authority
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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