David Caldwell: Jaguars General Manager's Plan For Success Will Be Tested This Season

COMMENTARY: The 2013 NFL draft class for the Jacksonville Jaguars is still intact. Seven players, seven roster spots. It isn’t uncommon to find draft picks from three seasons ago still roaming an NFL roster. But the fact all seven players chosen in general manager David Caldwell’s first selection process can be viewed in two ways. Either Caldwell, who spent his formative years...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Need More Than Just RG3 to Step up

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) stretches during an NFL football organized team activity, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) As President and Vice Chairman of the Indianapolis Colts from 1997-2011, Bill Polian demonstrated that he knows how to build a winning team. The Colts made 11 playoff appearances during Polian’s tenure and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Washington Redskins are putting too much pressure on Robert Griffin III?

Former Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers general manager Bill Polian seems to think that the Washington Redskins are putting too much pressure on quarterback Robert Griffin III, and the team as a whole needs to come through if they’re going to climb out of the cellar. Here’s what Polian had to say, per John Keim of ESPN: “…they have to buy into the idea that every part...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts minicamp preview: How will Frank Gore, Andre Johnson fit in?

  1: How quickly can outside linebacker Robert Mathis get back on the field? Mathis told Bill Polian and me on our SiriusXM NFL Radio show in late March that a return by training camp from his torn Achilles tendon was his target date. Nothing has changed in that regard. Mathis continues to rehab and was already ruled out of practicing in the minicamp. The Colts hope Mathis can regain...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Buffalo Bills don’t need Bill Polian

This last offseason the new Buffalo brass was looking to clean house and make an upgrade in all departments. The head coach Doug Marrone didn’t need to wait for the axe to come down. He packed up his desk, grabbed his pot of gold and scurried out the door the second he could. The Pegulas and Russ Brandon were left in an odd spot then with the only person left from the old regime...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Catch-22 of A Superstar Quarterback

The Holy Grail for any GM and front office is to find the “mythical” franchise quarterback.  Whether it’s by draft or trade, finding a quarterback that can be the face of a franchise is the top priority of every team save the ones that already have one, and there aren’t many out there that can say they have one.  A GM can essentially make a name for himself just by finding...
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams earn a passing grade from ESPN’s NFL insider group

With OTA’s upon us, the Insider Group at ESPN handed out grades for every NFL team’s offseason. From Matt Williamson, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and Bill Polian, the grade came out a “solid B.” Rams insider Nick Wagoner reports that the Rams “committed to a philosophy” and are going all in on it. “Adding Nick Foles at quarterback and the free-agent additions of Akeem...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins have had a great offseason & other news

The Washington Redskins have become famous during the Dan Snyder era for having great offseasons that are actually terrible offseasons. By that I mean the team has been known for making lots of big, splashy moves to bring in expensive and older free agents — moves that generate a lot of attention in March and April and very few wins from September to the end of the year. That...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Bill Polian educates on Deflategate

One of the perks of hosting on Sirius-XM NFL Radio is having the chance to work with former players or coaches of stature. It’s even more rewarding to have a chance to work with the likes of 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Bill Polian. The 6 time NFL Executive of the Year who took the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts to a combined 6 Super Bowls has sat in on every major...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Could we see more former team executives and general managers with major analyst roles?

Another NFL Draft has come and gone, but this year’s edition was different. It wasn’t different because networks weren’t allowed to tip picks or New York Jets fans weren’t around to boo every pick. It was different due to the presence of a former team executive on the ESPN set for Round 1. Louis Riddick, a former pro scout and Director of Pro Personnel in Washington and Philadelphia...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Pace Vs. Phil Emery: Comparing Their 1st Bears Draft Grades

The measuring stick for every new general managers in the NFL is the guy they are replacing.  Sometimes it’s a lot to live up to like replacing a Ron Wolf or Bill Polian.  Other times it’s trying to simply not making as many questionable decisions that set the team even further back than they already were. Phil Emery had the best intentions in mind when he took over the Chicago...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Ray gets compared to Robert Mathis

Former Missouri Tigers star Shane Ray received some good news on Thursday when it was reported that he would not need surgery for his lingering toe injury. On Friday, Ray followed up the good news with a major endorsement from former Colts General Manager Bill Polian. When Polian was speaking about Shane Ray on ESPN, he said the Mizzou pass rusher reminded him of a star player that...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Weekly News Roundup 4-17-2015

Redskins Weekly News Roundup 4-17-2015 Below is a look at the top Redskins stories around the web over the past week. Jury is still out on Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins Blog – ESPN In regrading the 2012 NFL draft, Todd McShay and Bill Polian say the that jury is still out […]
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: Will the New Orleans Saints trade up in the first round?

At this point guessing what any particular team outside of the top five will do in the NFL Draft is a bit like throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping it will stick… In fact I think that sounds like a pretty excellent diversion for my evening. I think I’ll boil up a big batch of it for the occasion. Anyway. Today we may have gotten a sneak peek at the New Orleans Saints’...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Polian blasts Adrian Peterson’s agent during trade scenario discussion

Adrian Peterson’s NFL status remains in limbo, even upon the arrival of April 15, an extremely relevant date as set forth in his suspension, as it is the first day the Minnesota Vikings running back can be reinstated by the league. The prevailing belief is that Peterson will be reinstated by the league sooner rather...Read More The post Bill Polian blasts Adrian Peterson’s agent...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' Robert Mathis hopes to be back by training camp

Indianapolis Colts All Pro linebacker Robert Mathis is still recovering from an Achilles tear. Some expected the 2013 sack champion to not be back until November, but in an interview with Bill Polian on Serius XM NFL Radio, Mathis has a different plan. “It’s not going as fast as I would like to but we are getting well and we should be clicking in camp. That’s my plan unless...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Browns “the new Raiders?”

ESPN is talking about NFL free agency thus far and the Cleveland Browns appear at the bottom of the list with a big fat letter grade “D.” Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and former Browns scout Matt Williamson discussed free agency to this point for many teams, but Williamson’s quotes are the ones they used for the Browns that stick out the most (Insider...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons calls out Dick Vitale for defending Jim Boeheim

Skip Bayless. His bosses. Mike & Mike. Bill Polian. Ray Lewis. And now we can add Dick Vitale to the list of ESPN folks Bill Simmons has called out on Twitter.  This time The Sports Guy sent a more subtle shot across the bow at Vitale defending disgraced Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. Dick Vitale just cleared it up for us – Jim Boeheim is NOT a cheater. He just trusted the wrong...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Polian Thinks Steelers Worilds, McCain And Heyward-Bey Are Grade “C” Free Agents

ESPN NFL Insider Bill Polian released his Big Board of the best available free agents for 2015 on Tuesday and he grouped them by grade. As far as the three Pittsburgh Steelers players go that he included on his Big Board, the former NFL general manager gave them all “C” grades. Linebacker Jason Worilds, cornerback […] Bill Polian Thinks Steelers Worilds, McCain And Heyward...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame GM Has A Take On Cutler Trade Scenarios

Several Bears fans still hold out hope that GM Ryan Pace is working the phones trying to find a way to trade quarterback Jay Cutler rather than keeping him another year or cutting him outright and forcing the team to pay another $15.5 million in guaranteed money. Jon Gruden still believes the #Bears need to move on from Jay Cutler: — 670 The Score (@670TheScore...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Polian, Dungy team up on USA Football's advisory committee

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Newly elected Hall of Famer Bill Polian and former Colts coach Tony Dungy are teaming up on USA Football's new advisory committee. The group, announced Monday, will make recommendations about on-field instruction, ways to maximize player development, playing standards, rule changes and practice and safety guidelines. The other committee members are coaches David...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot Junior Seau Headlines 2015 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class

PHOENIX — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. The announcement was made Saturday, a day before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Seau...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s beginning to look a lot like Chris Polian (as new Eagles personnel guy)…

Chris Polian was the vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 to 2011. His father, Bill Polian, was the president of the Colts organization. Both Polians were fired by Irsay following the 2011 season in which the team posted a 2–14 record. In 2013, Chris was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as Director of Pro Personnel. And now in early 2015, it...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: The greatest champion that never was

Winning the Super Bowl means being remembered forever. The statues are erected outside the stadium, the banners rise to the rafters and the Hall of Fame likely swells by a few busts. There are rings and ceremonies, anniversaries and celebrations. Then there is one of the greatest teams of all-time that never won the big game, playing in western New York in the 1990’s. The Buffalo...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles, Chris Polian, Interview for Second Time for Personnel Executive Position

  View image | Chris Polian, Jacksonville Jaguars' director of pro personnel, has reportedly interviewed for the second time with the Eagles for their personnel executive opening. Polian has been in his current position with the Jaguars since May of 2013, after he and his father, team president Bill Polian, were fired by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay following...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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