After Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, the ninth of the season for Indianapolis, Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian had some cryptic comments that may or may not have had something to do with a Sunday item from Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star in which Kravitz blasts G.M. Chris Polian, arguing that Chris Polian has his job only because of nepotism, and that the decline of the franchise has coincided with Chris Polian’s ascension through the ranks.
Bill Polian, via StampedeBlue.com, said, “Some people are just rats who lie about people.'” Polian said the the team’s job is to ‘throw the rats in the sewer.'”
The remarks apparently were gratuitous and/or unsolicited. And the only plausible explanation is that the man who has nurtured his son now feels compelled to protect him.
It’s an admirable quality, but it’s another reason why the natural nepotism that occurs among NFL ownership has no place in football operations.