Bill Polian joins ESPN

AP

Former Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian has received uniformly good reviews for his radio work with SiriusXM NFL Radio.

If you haven’t heard him there, fear not. Polian is coming to a television screen near you on ESPN shortly.

John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Polian starts his new gig on March 12, the day before free agency hits. Sneak preview: He’s going to talk about Peyton Manning. And Reggie Wayne. And Peyton Manning. And Peyton Manning. And Peyton Manning.

Coincidentally, those are the same topics PFT plans to cover all month.

24 responses to “Bill Polian joins ESPN

  1. If the Bills were smart they would nix nix and bring this guy back cause he’s a winner but Ralph doesnt do anything that actually helps the team win anymore so that will never happen

  2. Just a formality – You could tell he was pushing for a big media job the way hes been spouting off since being fired. I honestly thought he was ESPN already.

  3. I love how you got in your daily quota for PM mentions in just one article. Well played Sir. This should free you up to talk about guys that will actually play next year. 🙂

    Looks like “Mr Polian” is cashing in on the Indy drama. Enjoy the limelight Billy boy. You’ve got a few more weeks at best to discuss this debacle.

  4. This guy is OVERRATED. If you need evidence, just look at the TEAM they had after Manning went down. Really? Not even a hint of a viable backup Mr. GM of the Century?

  5. Wonder who is getting their airtime eaten up with Bill coming in. Hopefully Bruschi. Guy is the worst.. next to an angry Rodney Harrison talking to Charles Barkley.

  6. I am just extremely extremely EXTREMELY happy he’s off the Comp. Committee. Best thing about his getting fired.

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    Hey Bill, remember when you and your minions on the competition committee changed the illegal contact rules to give your team a competitive advantage? Remember, the calls went from 79 to 211 in one season. I’m hopeful you’ll spend a lot of time on that.

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  8. dirtyharry1971 says:
    Feb 29, 2012 9:47 AM
    If the Bills were smart they would nix nix and bring this guy back cause he’s a winner but Ralph doesnt do anything that actually helps the team win anymore so that will never happen

    Nix is the brand new and improved Polian. Give him another year, I think Ralph made a good decision by hiring Nix/Gailey. The two of them will be around for many years to come. Nix has a decent F/A and Draft resume. The pieces are slowly coming together. Barnett, Dareus, Shephard, A.Williams, Spiller, Nelson and Chandler, not to mention the whole Offensive line that they put together. Only good things to come.

    Polian was a good GM, but Nix is on his way up.

  9. I should have known or suspected of this because of the way ESPN has sucked up to him over the years!!!! ESPN acts is if he and his son did nothing wrong in Indianapolis and keep painting both as victims of Jim Irsay!!!

  10. When he makes stupid comments (like calling his new reporter colleagues “rats”) will he have his new employers “tidy up” the transcripts or erase the shows like he did in Indy at that little 100 watt station he was on.

  11. Coincidentally, those are the same topics PFT plans to cover all month

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    I don’t know why a comment like that was included, save for an attempt to slight or trivialize what Polian will provide in terms of analysis.

    Polian earned his NFL opportunity by building 2 Grey Cup winners in the CFL. He went on to be a 2x winner of the NFL Executive of the Year, served as GM of 3 NFL teams: Panthers – Expansion and Bills/Colts – had worst record in NFL the year previous.

    NFL records: 4 consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills, 7 consecutive 12 win seasons with the Colts are only part of Polian’s accomplishments. The Panthers had the best start of any expansion team in the modern era and the Colts had 11 winning seasons in 12 years (winning Super Bowl XLI).

    There will always be Monday Morning QB critics – but that consistently high level of success does not happen by accident.

    PFT plans coverage, with a little research and due diligence, I can publish articles too. However, I would still defer to someone with 30 years of experience of running a football team for analysis and insight, even if PFT wouldn’t.

  12. rajbais says:
    Feb 29, 2012 10:46 AM
    1) I never knew he had a face for TV .

    2) I should have known about this move or suspected this because of the benign manner of the report.

    3) I should also known or suspected of this because of the way ESPN has sucked up to him over the years!!!! ESPN acted as if he and his son did nothing wrong in Indianapolis and keep painting both as victims of Jim Irsay!!!

    PFT, please work with comments from the iPhone better!!!!

  13. the peyton story needs a rest. At least until he gets cut or signed at a greatly reduced $ figure. At which time I would expect 1 out of every 3 articles on this topic.

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