The 32 teams were scheduled to take up the matter of expanding overtime in the postseason on Wednesday. Then, out of the blue on Tuesday afternoon, word came that the vote had been taken, and that the measure had passed.
So what happened?
Said Colts president Bill Polian, one of the eight members of the Competition Committee, during a Tuesday afternoon press conference when asked about the change in the day of the vote, “That is above my pay grade. I do what I am told.”
Giants co-owner John Mara offered more detail, albeit in jest. “I think the feeling was, ‘Let’s get the vote done
now before the coaches and everybody else can come in here and screw it
up,’” Mara said, per Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Regardless of the reason, there had to be one. And it had to have been a good one.
But while the coaches reportedly are upset, they should consider Polian’s appoint. This is a matter that falls above their pay grade, and their best bet at this point would be to do what they’re told.