On Monday, Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian hosted his weekly radio show “Let’s see what Polian can say to drive Colts fans crazy.”
Two comments stuck out. The first came when Polian was asked if coach Jim Caldwell’s job was in jeopardy.
“My fervent hope is that Jim’s job is not in jeopardy because my fervent hope is that we don’t go 0-16, and we’re doing everything we can to try and avoid that,” Polian said via StampedeBlue.com.
That quote suggests a few things.
1. Caldwell could save his job simply by winning a game or two.
2. Polian isn’t truly in charge of Caldwell’s future and it’s owner Jim Irsay’s call. (Which also indicates Polian’s job could be in jeopardy.)
3. Polian is full of it and the comment doesn’t mean anything at all.
We’re leaning towards door No. 3, but it does seem possible that Irsay will force changes on Polian.
Polian would also like Colts fans to know that he almost came up with a better solution than Curtis Painter as his quarterback this season.
“We were getting ready to draft [T.J. Yates] in the very same round,” Polian said via the Indianapolis Star. “Houston picked before us if I’m not mistaken. Should we have taken him a round earlier? Yes, without question.”
The Colts didn’t have a pick in the fifth round when Yates was drafted.
But the point remains: Wait, what was the point again?