Bill Polian’s Statements Ruffling Feathers on Indianapolis Colts?

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bill Polian’s history as a personnel maestro is impeccable.  He has crafted one of this decade’s most consistently successful teams, while smoothly watching older players such as Marvin Harrison transition into young standouts like Austin Collie.
But when it comes to public announcements, Polian’s reputation has been taking a few hits as of late.
Despite presenting to the fanbase that rookie head coach Jim Caldwell had the ultimate say in whether to rest starters or play out the regular season in an attempt for an undefeated season, many felt the choice was made behind the scenes by Polian.
After the team’s first loss of the year, fans flocked to Polian’s radio show to express their dislike of the Colts decision.  Polian defended the decision steadfastly, which was to be expected.
What drew criticism was the way he defended the team’s choice.  Polian began by stating that the team lost because it played poorly throughout the game, and that it had noth...

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