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BILL POLIAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via The Sports Journal
13 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...
Via cover32
14 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...
Via cover32
May 25, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 15, 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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 26, 2015  |  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 contradicts himself on two separate answers within a 20-minute span

This is enough to cause you to wonder just how disturbingly powerful the NFL is. At 10:47 a.m. Thursday, ESPN had current analyst and former executive and league office employee Bill Polian on to discuss the controversy regarding whether or not the NFL saw a tape of Ray Rice knocking out his wife. Chris McKendry’s question: “Could you just imagine a tape arriving at the office...
Via Awful Announcing
September 12, 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

Polian thinks drafting Dalton would have saved his job

According to Judy Battista of NFL.com, former Colts GM Bill Polian told Bengals HC Marvin Lewis that he would not be working for ESPN had he drafted QB Andy Dalton in 2011. The comments are interesting, as Dalton has proved to be one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the league.  He just signed a six-year deal worth up to $115 million, but he has his share of critics primarily...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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