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Bill Polian on Hall of Fame Voting, Tagliabue's Case; Jon Robinson on 2017 Draft, Mariota's Health

For this week's show, I sat down for conversations with Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian and Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson. Polian discusses the Hall of Fame voting process and his anger that former commissioner Paul Tagliabue was kept out of the Hall. Polian also talks about on his life on TV. Robinson looks ahead to the 2017 draft and his team’s aims, and the...
Via MMQB
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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
16 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  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: Peyton Manning could 'immediately' be successful GM

Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian believes Peyton Manning has what it takes to be a success as an NFL executive. Polian, who drafted Manning and was the GM for his entire Colts career, believes that the quarterback could transition to a front office role successfully immediately, if he wanted to. “I believe he could very quickly fill the role that John Elway fills with the Broncos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 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

Bill Polian claims Colts had 1st-round grade on Brady in 2000

Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian claims he and his scouts gave Tom Brady a first-round grade back in 2000. You know, the year in which Brady wasn’t picked up until the sixth round by the New England Patriots? During in interview with Doug Farrar of SI.com, Polian revealed the Colts did have a first-round grade on Brady, but that, obviously, they weren’t...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2015  |  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
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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