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Bill Polian: AJ McCarron better than any QB in 2017 NFL Draft

Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian doesn’t think much of the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft. In fact, he believes that little-used Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron is better than any of them. McCarron was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 164th overall. He was the ninth quarterback taken that year.He’s played sparingly, getting into seven games (plus a...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Polian says catch rule likely to remain vague

Former Bills, Panthers and Colts general manager Bill Polian says that player safety trumps the clarification of what a catch is in the NFL. Polian, part of a six-person panel that was put together to help simplify the definition of a catch, told The Washington Post that players would lose some of their protection as defenseless receivers if they no longer had to establish themselves...
Via The Sports Daily
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Peyton Manning is victim of 'smear campaign'

Bill Polian is convinced that the the sexual assault claims against Peyton Manning that have resurfaced in a recent lawsuit are part of a blatant effort to tarnish the two-time Super Bowl champion’s legacy. In an interview with “The Freddie Coleman Show” on ESPN Radio this week, Polian was asked about Manning’s involvement in a lawsuit that was filed against the University...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Peyton Manning could 'immediately' be successful GM

Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian believes Peyton Manning has what it takes to be a success as an NFL executive. Polian, who drafted Manning and was the GM for his entire Colts career, believes that the quarterback could transition to a front office role successfully immediately, if he wanted to. “I believe he could very quickly fill the role that John Elway fills with the Broncos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 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. “Anything I could do to help in any way, I would,” Polian said Tuesday night in an interview with "The John Murphy Show." “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 served...
Via Awful Announcing
December 30, 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 SI.com, Polian revealed the Colts did have a first-round grade on Brady, but that, obviously, they weren’t...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 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

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 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
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