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Colts' GM Ryan Grigson alerted NFL on deflated footballs

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:Last week, Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson admitted that he alerted the league of the team’s suspicions the week prior to the game, contradicting prior reports and explanations from the league that suggested the issue first came up during the AFC title game. The popular view had been that, unlike his predecessor Bill Polian, Grigson had no specific reason...
Via Patriots Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former GM Bill Polian Approves the Hiring of Ryan Pace, To Say the Least

As the Chicago Bears continue to find candidates for their head coaching position, media personnel are beginning to weigh in on the recent hiring of new general manager Ryan Pace. Pace, 37, became the youngest active GM in the NFL after the Chicago Bears hired him last week. A popular name for Chicago Bears general manager was Bill Polian, former GM of the Indianapolis Colts, but...
Via Sports Mockery
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts owner Irsay: Football Gods laid the cards out

After Sunday’s 24-13 playoff victory over the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay took a moment to reflect on his decision to cut quarterback Peyton Manning in 2012 so they could use their No. 1 draft pick to select Andrew Luck (via ESPN). I knew it was the right thing to do for the Colts. I saw Archie [Manning] last night. We had a nice conversation. Happened...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills hire Bill Polian as new team president

On Wednesday the Bills hired former Colts general manager Bill Polian to take over as their team president. And now we know the reason head coach Doug Marrone opted out of his contract with $4 million remaining on it. Polian has been out of football since 2011 when the Colts fired him in a slue of moves to rid themselves of any connections to Peyton Manning. The signing of Polian...
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Shakeup with the Buffalo Bills

With a new ownership group in Buffalo, there seems to be some rumors going on around the NFL that the Bills could look to shake-up up the team’s front office. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio suggests that former Bills and Indianapolis Colts executive Bill Polian could be brought back to Western New York. Regardless of Polian’s potential position within the organization, these...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Essential for NFL head coaches to be able to deal with media

My latest column for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana is on a new book by Bill Polian that includes a passage on coaches and the media. Here is an excerpt: ****** Bill Polian didn’t become one of the game’s greatest NFL general managers by ignoring the small details. In an autobiography co-written by Vic Carucci and published by Triumph Books, Polian writes about...
Via Sherman Report
November 18, 2014  |  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

Bill Polian Rips Selection of Virginia Tech Quarterback Logan Thomas

Bill Polian: There is nothing I saw on tape that led me to believe Logan Thomas (Arizona) has a chance to be a very good QB. — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) May 10, 2014 The selection of Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas in the 4th round by the Arizona Cardinals has been met with some mixed reviews by a lot of analysts, but Bill Polian has some very negative words for the rookie...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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