Chris Polian surfaces in Jacksonville

Chris Polian, son of former Colts GM Bill Polian, has officially been hired by the Jaguars as their new director of pro personnel. The hiring shouldn't be surprising, considering that David Caldwell worked for Bill Polian and Chris Polian in Indianapolis from 1998 to 2007 before moving to Atlanta. In Atlanta, Caldwell helped Chris Polian find employment, and now, Caldwell is...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Reasons That Colts General Manager, Ryan Grigson, Deserves Executive Of The Year Consideration

There’s a narrative many places on the internet (I won’t say where), that would have you believe that Bill Polian was a horrible general manager and even worse human being.  Well, I am not of this particular persuasion.  I think Bill Polian was an all-time great executive, as evidenced by his 6 Executive of the Year honors, and a great team builder.  I also believe that he...
Via The Colts Authority
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Bill Polian a possibility for the Cleveland Browns?

Since Jimmy Haslam came to agreement with Randy Lerner to purchase the Cleveland Browns, the first name on the list has always been Joe Banner to replace Mike Holmgren. Now, ESPNCleveland’s Aaron Goldhammer is pointing to the another name to potentially replace Mike Holmgren that could most likely spell the end of the road for Tom Heckert in Cleveland as well. Seemingly the connection...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

New Colts GM feels butterflies before 1st game

New Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson says he has more than a few butterflies as the Colts wrap up preparations for their preseason opener with the St. Louis Rams. Grigson has spent the last nine years serving in a variety of front-office and scouting positions with the Philadelphia Eagles. He'll be watching his own team take the field for the first time Sunday at Lucas...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Great Unknown: 2012 Indianapolis Colts preview

The Indianapolis Colts have endured quite the eventful — and often turbulent — offseason in 2012. The firings of Vice Chairman Bill Polian, GM Chris Polian and coach Jim Caldwell. The hires of GM Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano. The release of quarterback Peyton Manning, the greatest and most iconic Indianapolis Colt of all time, and the subsequent cuts of long-time fan...
Via The Sports Bank
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills to honor former GM Bill Polian on Wall of Fame

Bill Polian will become the 28th member of the Bills organization to be placed on the team's Wall of Fame. Polian was the general manager of the Bills from 1986-1993, overseeing the Bills' best seasons. Polian built a great team in Buffalo based around Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. After leaving Buffalo following their 3rd of 4 straight Super Bowl losses in 1993, Polian...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills to honor former GM Bill Polian on Wall of Fame

Bill Polian will become the 28th member of the Bills organization to be placed on the team's Wall of Fame. Polian was the general manager of the Bills from 1986-1993, overseeing the Bills' best seasons. Polian built a great team in Buffalo based around Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. After leaving Buffalo following their 3rd of 4 straight Super Bowl losses in 1993, Polian...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons hire ex-Colts GM Chris Polian

It may not be overseeing the new-look, Luck-y Colts, or anything luxurious like that, but at least former Colts GM Chris Polian can say he's no longer unemployed. As first reported by, the Falcons hired Polian to work in their personnel department. An official announcement is expected Monday. Along with his dad, Bill Polian, formerly the Colts VP, he...
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Why the Colts Are Unlikely to be Big Free Agent Players

As free agency starts, and fans everywhere are hoping that "their" team signs "that" guy, I reflected on what the Colts may do in free agency.  With the release of Bill and Chris Polian, the Colts may well change their philosophy with respect to flirting with free agency.  Ryan Grigson, who was part of the management team that made a splash in free agency last...
Via The Colts Authority
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Where's the perfect place for Peyton?

The Indianapolis Colts hold the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the first time they have held the No. 1 overall pick since . . . Peyton Manning. Manning was the top pick in the 1998 draft, also the first Colts draft orchestrated by Bill Polian. The Colts went 3-13 in Manning and Polian's inaugural season, but they had an NFL-record turnaround in Year 2, going 13-3. And they...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Polian: Crennel never 'intended any harm'

There are those who believe the NFL should sanction the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Romeo Crennel for comments that can be construed as contractually tampering with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. Bill Polian isn't one of them. During the Tuesday night show we co-hosted on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Polian said he would "never, ever give a second thought...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Colts exec Polian joins ESPN as NFL analyst

Former Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst. Polian makes his debut March 12 and will appear throughout the year on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter. Polian spent 24 years as an NFL general manager with the Bills, Panthers and Colts. He drafted four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning and built Indianapolis into a team that went to the playoffs 11...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kravitz: I'll say I'm wrong

We all have a love/hate relationship with Bob's work, although I've typically found myself appreciating the position he's been in and his ability to write exceptionally well even if I disagree with his opinions. Since he's been predicting the possible breakup between the Colts and Manning many have ratcheted up their attacks on Kravitz, in some cases unfairly. Bob...
Via The Colts Authority
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts promote Telesco to VP of football operations

The Indianapolis Colts have promoted Tom Telesco to vice president of football operations. Telesco has spent the past six seasons as Indy's director of player personnel. He's one of the few holdovers Indianapolis is keeping around in a major housecleaning project that has already claimed the jobs of vice chairman Bill Polian, general manager Chris Polian, coach Jim Caldwell...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts Continue Filling Coaching Staff

Head Coach Chuck Pagano has been true to his word since he has taken over for the Indianapolis Colts. Wednesday brought three new coaching hires that help complete a staff that has been depleted following a house-cleaning that started with Bill and Chris Polian. Pagano targeted assistant secondary coach Roy Anderson from the Baltimore Ravens to take over as safeties coach with his...
Via The Colts Authority
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts continue to make coaching staff moves

The Colts have hired Harold Goodwin as their new offensive line coach and have fired two more coaches. The moves came Tuesday, less than a week after Chuck Pagano was hired as the new head coach. Indy also confirmed that Bruce Arians would take over as offensive coordinator. Arians was Indy's quarterbacks coach during Peyton Manning's first three NFL seasons and was Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Polian to host shows on satellite radio

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 from Indianapolis, site of the Super Bowl. Polian and his son, then-general manager Chris Polian, were fired by the team after it finished a...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts’ Irsay Takes the Nuclear Option

Bill and Chris Polian? Gone! Jim Caldwell? Gone! AsIndianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay has gone with a total facelift for hisfranchise going into the 2012 season, it only makes sense that he will completethe makeover by trading away Peyton Manning. It’s obvious that the Colts want to take Andrew Luck in thisJune’s draft. It’s also pretty well known that Manning and Luck don’t...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Caserio's Reported Decision to Decline Opportunity With Colts Shows Value Of Role in New England

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio won't be crossing into enemy territory. The Colts identified Caserio as their top candidate to take over their vacant general manager position, but Caserio declined the opportunity, according to ESPN. However, for what it's worth, Colts owner Jim Irsay denied the validity of the report on his Twitter feed. The Colts'...
January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts' special teams coach won't return in 2012

The Indianapolis Colts won't bring back special teams coordinator Ray Rychleski next season. The Colts said in a statement Wednesday that head coach Jim Caldwell wants to make a change. Indianapolis ranked last in the league in kickoff return average (18.6 yards) and punt return average (3.4). Rychleski is the second Indy assistant to lose his job. Defensive coordinator Larry...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Polian regrets no backup plan for Colts

Bill Polian says his biggest mistake was not having an adequate backup for Peyton Manning, and that's what led to his firing as vice chairman of the Indianapolis Colts. Polian tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the lack of a capable backup for the injured quarterback was the primary reason the Colts went from a Super Bowl contender to a 2-14 record and the No. 1 draft...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts' challenges get tougher without Polian

The Indianapolis Colts' offseason was already full of questions. Monday's firing of Bill and Chris Polian will only add to the list. Jim Caldwell and the assistant coaches are working in limbo, waiting to see if they'll be retained. The status of Peyton Manning remains cloudy. It's unlikely any decisions about free agents will be made until a new general manager...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Eventful Two Days Lead to Clean House for Indianapolis Colts

Wow. Never mind suggesting what an emotionally draining season 2011 has been for the Indianapolis Colts. The last two days have been taxing enough. Entering Sunday’s season finale at Jacksonville, the Colts were a once-proud franchise fallen from grace, a putrid roster bereft of its four-time MVP quarterback to mask its deficiencies and a trainwreck of an organization at the hands...
Via The Sports Bank
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Buyer Beware: Polian tenures come with ups and downs

I was shocked when I heard news yesterday about Bill Polian—not that he had been fired, but that apparently Twitter was blowing up with Vikings fans & local sports media wanting to quickly make a move to bring him in as the voice of authority for the team.  Digging deeper showed that many other media & fan bases, including Chicago, Oakland, and even Dallas were clamoring...
Via Zone Blitz
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Manning 'surprised and shocked' at firings

Peyton Manning said he was "surprised, shocked [and] disappointed" at the firing of Colts vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian. The father and son were let go by owner Jim Irsay on Monday afternoon, a day after the Colts closed out an abysmal 2-14 season -- without their franchise quarterback -- with a 19-13 loss at Jacksonville. Manning, sidelined...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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