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Bill Polian would prefer never to see Darren Sproles again

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Darren Sproles has been a thorn in the side of the Indianapolis Colts for years. So you can forgive Colts President Bill Polian for not being thrilled about seeing Sproles when the Colts play the Saints on Sunday night.

As a running back and return man for the Chargers, Sproles has played six career games against the Colts, and he’s been on the winning side five times. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times has a good reminder of just how effective Sproles has been against the Colts: Sproles has scored against the Colts on the ground, through the air and on both a punt return and a kickoff return.

Remembering all that, Polian isn’t looking forward to seeing Sproles on Sunday, when 0-6 Indianapolis visits 4-2 New Orleans.

“You know, it seems like when things are going wrong, we see our greatest nemesis,” Polian said. “If we never saw him again, that would be too soon.”

Now that Sproles is in the NFC, Polian can at least feel confident that the Colts won’t see Sproles again for a few more years.

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27 Responses to “Bill Polian would prefer never to see Darren Sproles again”
  1. permiepoo says: Oct 22, 2011 6:56 PM

    Sproles is the least of our concerns tomorrow… if the other 52 players on the Saints team leaves any scraps for Sproles, then we can worry about him.

  2. 4ever19 says: Oct 22, 2011 6:59 PM

    Don’t spend so much on so few players Billy and mayhap you could find yourself some guys who actually can make plays on special teams.

  3. kd75 says: Oct 22, 2011 7:05 PM

    Polian can at least feel confident that the Colts won’t see Sproles again for a few more years.

    Unless the Colts make the Super Bowl.

    Too soon?

  4. insider7 says: Oct 22, 2011 7:10 PM

    This one player is not going to distract Polian and the Colts from tanking the season in the Suck for Luck Sweepstakes.

    It’s so obvious what’s going on here.

  5. Ba'al from www.Cowboys-Forum.com says: Oct 22, 2011 7:11 PM

    If Polian really didnt want to face Sproles he would have signed him,himself.

  6. nineroutsider says: Oct 22, 2011 7:30 PM

    “So you can forgive Colts President Bill Polian for not being thrilled about seeing Sproles when the Colts play the Saints on Sunday night.”

    Ok, I forgive him for it. But if I were a Colts fan, I wouldn’t forgive him for puting them in this position. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know they lost Peyton, but the Pats lost Brady and found a way to win 11 games. I can only hope they don’t get Luck as they don’t deserve him.

    1 super bowl win out of Peyton…nice job Polian!

  7. cytofed says: Oct 22, 2011 7:36 PM

    Yes just when the suck for Luck was too obvious, the Colts GM said something to steer clear of management involement. Then soon after the season Jim Cardwell will be let go and Jim Tressel will take his place, they draft Luck its the beging of a new era.

  8. cytofed says: Oct 22, 2011 7:42 PM

    Just when the suck for Luck was too obvious…

  9. 707Raiders707 says: Oct 22, 2011 7:58 PM

    he should be more focused on drafting good players that roster outside #18 is really bad

  10. j0esixpack says: Oct 22, 2011 8:11 PM

    I’m supposed to now believe that all of a sudden Polian wants to win and risk losing the Suck for Luck derby?

  11. jersey73 says: Oct 22, 2011 8:17 PM

    As a Colts fan, I wish Polian would’ve said, “I prefer never to see Jim Caldwell again.”

  12. 8man says: Oct 22, 2011 8:30 PM

    0-7.

  13. redskinsrt says: Oct 22, 2011 8:55 PM

    I guess that it is pretty safe to say that the Colts won’t return the superbowl anytime soon

  14. photoboothrelic says: Oct 22, 2011 8:56 PM

    I hope the Colts are smart enough to trade away the first pick if it seems Manning will be okay for a few more years. They need the skill (and the money) spread out more.

  15. vtopa says: Oct 22, 2011 9:35 PM

    Suck for Luck? Luck is going to MIAMI not Indy. Indy can win a game by virtue of its defense. Miami couldn’t win the lottery if they bought the only ticket. Beside, they signed Manning to a $90 million contract. Colts will go 2-14. Miami? 0-16. Luck to Miami.

  16. vtopa says: Oct 22, 2011 9:38 PM

    …and as for Sproles and the rest of the Saints? When they scheduled this game it was supposed to be some sort of “rematch” ofthe 2009 SuperBowl. Guess what? Would’ve been the same outcome regardless of whether Manning (or Sproles) was playing. Saints are going to destroy Indy. 49-0.

  17. jackdiesel says: Oct 22, 2011 9:50 PM

    Pollian has to be one of the worst GM’s in the NFL. Not including Castanzo because it’s too early but I think it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 out of his last 7 first round draft picks have been busts. The guy can’t evaluate talent and with Manning out we’ve seen just how bad the Colts actually are.

  18. bikerhal says: Oct 22, 2011 10:29 PM

    Despite what appears to be a sure thing, this is the pros and playing a winless team is dangerous. Saints are coming off an embarrassing game in Tampa. I see pride and revenge here making it a trap game for the Saints.

  19. axespray says: Oct 22, 2011 11:08 PM

    Man, Rex wasn’t kidding…
    Turner and Sproles were the “BACKUP” HBs in San Diego…. LT was in his prime.
    Lights out was still juiced and had legs…

    dude… how did that team not (at least) make a superbowl appearance already?

  20. warrenmoon says: Oct 22, 2011 11:10 PM

    After seeing how bad the Colts really are (I knew before Manning went down, he is just that good) Imagine what Manning would’ve done the last 6 or so years on a talented team

  21. perry1977 says: Oct 23, 2011 12:02 AM

    “Suck for Luck? Luck is going to MIAMI not Indy. Indy can win a game by virtue of its defense. Miami couldn’t win the lottery if they bought the only ticket. Beside, they signed Manning to a $90 million contract. Colts will go 2-14. Miami? 0-16. Luck to Miami.”

    ———————————————–

    I’m pretty sure that if you buy the only ticket in lottery you would still have the same chance to win.

  22. staffordsyear says: Oct 23, 2011 12:55 AM

    Cmon its darren sproles? he’s ok at times but shouldnt get headlines!

  23. maninmo says: Oct 23, 2011 1:43 AM

    You guys are forgetting about the Rams in the “Suck for Luck” sweepstakes!

  24. mcthompso says: Oct 23, 2011 2:16 AM

    I think it is neat for an opposing coach to give a bit player the credit they deserve. Sproles has owned em. Who cares if he’s but up AD numbers, he’s owned the Colts. They’re giving props to an unconventional player. Kinda neat.

  25. insider7 says: Oct 23, 2011 5:54 AM

    In light of the blatant efforts by Polian and the Colts to just fold their tent and aim for Luck in the draft, Bill Polian should be removed from his position on the NFL Competition Committee.

    The integrity of this NFL committee is in jeopardy as long as Bill Polian continues to be a member of it.

    I doubt anybody in the league has the guts or the inclination to push the issue.

  26. devinmr711 says: Oct 23, 2011 8:08 AM

    Redskins send Ryan Kerrigan and their 1st round pick to Indy for the rights to draft Luck. (Jay Glazer reports)

  27. CKL says: Oct 23, 2011 9:12 AM

    When they look at best free agent move of 2011, they have to consider dropping $$$$ Bush and signing Sproles in his place as #1. The guy is a nightmare to the opposition and he has a great playcaller who knows exactly how to use him in Payton. As a Pats fan, I am glad Sproles is OUT of the AFC.

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