Chris Polian resurfaces in Atlanta


After the 2011 regular season ended, Colts owner Jim Irsay fired Vice Chairman Bill Polian and his son, G.M. Chris Polian.

Bill landed at ESPN, where he has done a surprisingly strong job of translating scout-speak into explanations that most casual fans can understand.  Chris now has a job, too.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Chris Polian has joined the Falcons’ personnel department.  An announcement is expected on Monday.

The conclusion of the draft launches the typical hiring-firing season in NFL front offices, even though plenty of executives are dumped after generating a subpar final won-loss record.  In Chris Polian’s case, his arrival doesn’t mean that a current member of the organization will be relieved of his duties.

Chris Polian rose through the ranks to become the Colts’ General Manager.  His ascension was criticized by some within the organization as the product of nepotism.

20 responses to “Chris Polian resurfaces in Atlanta

  1. I bet he leaves his huge ego at the door and try to make a career for himself. I don’t holdout much hope because he is an arrogant S.O.B.

  2. Bill Polian has been a breath of fresh air on ESPN. He isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Not like Mangini, who seems to be a very nice person, but doesn’t want to criticize anyone. Much like Gruden. I’m sure they’re both looking to get back into coaching, and don’t want to ruffle feathers anywhere. Polian seems to be very comfortable where he is.

  3. Wtf is with the Falcons drafting anyway? Who’s the last guy they hit on with the exception of Ryan and maybe Julio Jones? I smell house cleaning in Atlanta next year.

  4. If the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, he’ll upset the owner so much that they relieve him of all duties after building a super-strong team, see the Bills.

  5. Bill Polian has been a surprisingly nice fit, but then again, when networks have former players like Warren Sapp doing “analysis”, I guess the only way to go is up.

    Chris Polian on the other hand, has no business in an NFL franchise.

  6. .

    It figures he’d end up with either McKay or Fisher. The competition committee folks are a league unto themselves.


  7. I guess the Falcons aren’t interested in winning anymore. There has been nothing but terrible decisions made by the front office there in the last few months. This latest development is horrible news.

  8. It’s hard to find people who can put together a roster with a terrible run game, terrible run defense, terrible o-line, terrible pass defense, terrible special teams, and terrible coaching and rely on a HOF QB to carry you into the playoffs every year and make you look competent.

    Thank God for people like Chris Polian

  9. Where’s the Rooney Rule when you need it?


    Mickey Rooney was great in Our Gang!

  10. 6ball says: Apr 29, 2012 8:33 PM


    It figures he’d end up with either McKay or Fisher. The competition committee folks are a league unto themselves.
    T-R-U-T-H. And figuring out how that committee gets made up is like trying to get information about the FBI or CIA. I distrust the CC based on the secrecy level surrounding it.

    As a pats fan I admit it’s pretty amusing thinking about a former Pats employee and a former Colts employee (especially a Polian) working together.

  11. Bill is the man, that guy really knows football inside and out. It’s great to see him talk about the behind the scenes dealings while answering questions with an actual answer that is right to the point. No fluff, here it is.

    His son shoould take note and be more like his father.

  12. Why are people quick to point of the Falcons front office hasn’t done anything positive in many years. True our drafts gave been less than stellar but Michael Turner, Asante Samuel and Tony Gonzalez were all brought here for next to nothing. And all are indeed stellar.

  13. Hey deathtoromo… What do you mean who have they hit on in the draft besides Ryan and (Maybe) Julio Jones? Let’s start with Julio, there is no Maybe about him barring injury. Also tell me you know who Sean Weatherspoon is? He’s on the verge of being a superstar. Peters on the Dline is also a very good player. Curtis Lofton now a saint was a good pick. I think you should look a little further then the tip of your nose

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.