NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Broncos, Panthers, Saints, & Seahawks

Peyton Manning Former Colts GM Bill Polian believes Peyton Manning could easily step into a role similar to that of Broncos president/GM John Elway. (Sirius XM Radio) Polian adds that Manning is more than prepared to handle the job outside of some specific details regarding the job. (Sirius XM Radio) Broncos Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if another team could make...
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15 Hall of Fame finalists, 4 connected to Polian

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bill Polian entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, making one of the most dynamic speeches heard at the Canton shrine. This year, Polian has nearly as strong a connection to the hall. Four of the finalists for the class of 2016 have major ties to him. Polian hired Tony Dungy as his coach in Indianapolis, where together they won the 2006 NFL championship...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Can’t criticize anything Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie’s done

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Oakland Raiders have had an up and down few years with general manager Reggie...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning a Panther? Carolina tried, but failed in '98

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) If the Carolina Panthers had their way, maybe Peyton Manning would be playing for them - not against them - in the Super Bowl. When Manning was coming out for the 1998 draft, the Panthers approached Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian with a megadeal offer. It included trading fourth-year quarterback Kerry Collins and multiple draft picks, including...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Loyalists - Jake and Mike Talk Up AFC Championship Stuff

Every week, two of our bloggers pick each others brains like a couple of zombie baboons - today it's Jacob Bertram from and Michael Hamm from Foxborough Free Press serving up questions for each other in advance of the New England Patriots' Sunday showdown with the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game...Former Indianapolis Colts' General Manager Bill Polian...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

What to do about the on-field misconduct in NFL

Memories etched in the minds of NFL fans should be of spectacular catches, clean open-field tackles, perfect throws and precise kicks. Instead, the prevailing images over the last month, if not for the entire season, have been of the fiascos involving Odell Beckham Jr., and Josh Norman, then of Antonio Brown being laid out by Vontaze Burfict, and Adam ''Pacman'' Jones' subsequent...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the Titans GM candidates

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Thus far, Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, president Steve Underwood...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans interview Polian, Robinson; Ballard next

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Tennessee Titans general manager candidate interview list grew to five candidates...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Troy Brown Makes Case For Ex-Patriot Ty Law After Hall Of Fame Snub

Ty Law won’t be joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, and his former teammate has a problem with that. The former New England Patriots cornerback wasn’t among the 15 players named as finalists for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. Among those who made the cut ahead of him was Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison, who lined up across from Law for nearly...
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Titans hope to interview Chris Polian for GM post

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit By Terry McCormick The Tennessee Titans are hoping to interview Chris Polian for...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Broncos win the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning?

Of all the tired, silly, cliched questions that exist in the hackneyed world of sports debate, there’s one in particular that’s always stuck out as particularly absurd. “Can you win a championship with him?” Did anyone think we’d be having that conversation about Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, at this point in the season? We’re all quite familiar with the...
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January 04, 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 Tuesday night, in an interview on The John Murphy Show. “Anything I could do to help in any way, I would,” Polian said, “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 had...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: London, Bills, Colts, Eagles, & Giants

London The loser of Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Giants will finish third in the NFC East and get the opportunity to play the Rams in London next year during Week 7. Bills Hall of Fame GM Bill Polian explains that he won’t be taking a formal role with the Bills as a consultant. “There was a question later on which related to consulting, and which I misunderstood...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning & Bill Polian Could Team Up To Run Titans In 2016?

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, there has been “persistent chatter” in league circles that Peyton Manning could join his former general manager Bill Polian in the Titans’ front office next year. La Canfora points out that the Titans will have an opening at team president after the season has concluded, and ownership is known to have interest in bringing Manning...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Polian, Peyton Manning reunion in Tennessee possible

Peyton Manning is focused on getting back to the field this season and refuses to look beyond the 2015 season.  But speculation in the media is rising as to where the future Hall of Fame quarterback will be in 2016. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes the Broncos quarterback could reunite with Bill Polian. There continues to be persistent chatter in NFL personnel circles that...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Tom Coughlin, Bengal, Cardinals, Chargers, & Rams

Tom Coughlin Former Colts GM Bill Polian tells Chris Mortensen that there’s no way he would fire HC Tom Coughlin if he were in charge of the Giants. “Tom may be doing the best coaching job in the NFL,” said Polian. “You judge a head coach how well teams play in situations where he’s outmatched. Does the coach get the maximum or more out of talent he has? With Tom, the...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Catch Rule, 49ers, Bengals, Cardinals, Dolphins, Panthers & Rams

Catch Rule Bill Polian points out one goal of catch/no-catch rule is to craft verbiage to more clearly explain the process of determining completions, per Alex Marvez. 49ers Eric Branch of the SF Chronicle reports that the 49ers hosted CFL standout WR Eric Rogers for a workout on Monday. Bengals Ian Rapoport reports that the Bengals will host former Cardinals QB Phillip...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Polian on Colts-Patriots: ‘The rivalry is real’

As the two dominant forces in the AFC over the better part of the last two decades, the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots have developed one of the top non-divisional rivalries in the NFL. The franchises have combined to win five Super Bowls and eight AFC titles since Tom Brady took over as the Patriots quarterback in 2001. The two will meet on Sunday for the first time...
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October 16, 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, Polian revealed the Colts did have a first-round grade on Brady, but that, obviously, they weren’t...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nevada fines its coach $10K for being stinker on sideline

  Nevada coach Brian Polian was fined $10,000 by his own school Tuesday after he was called for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties during Saturday's 44-20 loss to Arizona. Athletic director Doug Knuth announced the fine in a statement, calling the third-year coach's behavior unacceptable and out of line with university standards. In addition to the fine, the school will place...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Polian: I'd have my scouts looking awfully hard at RGIII

By David Kenyon If Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian were still leading a front office, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III would be squarely on his radar. Per ESPN’s John Keim, Polian said he would have scouts take a serious look at whether or not the beleaguered gunslinger—who tore his ACL two years ago—could help the team. “There was a huge learning...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: RGIII, Fred Jackson, Justin Blackmon, & Giants

RGIII Hall of Fame GM Bill Polian mentioned during an interview with Mike & Mike Wednesday that if he were still running an NFL team, he would have his scouts looking “awfully hard” at Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. However, Polian said that Griffin was “in no way shape or form” a fit for the West Coast offense. According to Polian, ... The...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN adds Joe Banner, names Josina Anderson National NFL Insider

ESPN has made one addition to their neverending parade of NFL analysts, and gave one reporter a promotion. Former Eagles and Browns executive Joe Banner is joining ESPN as a Front Office Insider, joining Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Mark Dominik, and Phil Savage at ESPN in the role. Josina Anderson has also been promoted to the level of National ESPN Insider at ESPN, joining Adam...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Polian, architect of Bills, Colts, enters Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Bill Polian, the architect of two major rebuilding projects in Buffalo and Indianapolis is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 72-year-old Polian was inducted on Saturday night following a career in which he showed a knack for giving struggling clubs a needed boost. Polian began his career as a scout for Kansas City before eventually taking over as general manager...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Irsay and Peyton Manning to attend Polian's HOF enshrinement

Former Colts general manager Bill Polian will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and two of the men who helped him get there will be on hand for the occasion. Colts owner Jim Irsay and former Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning will travel to Canton, Ohio for the ceremony. "Bill is someone I have so much admiration for," Irsay said, via the Indianapolis...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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