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Bill Polian: Building a Franchise & Finding Your Peyton Manning  | NFL Talks: Combine Edition
Bill Polian: Building a Franchise & Finding Your Peyton Manning | NFL Talks: Combine Edition
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: NFL
How to Find a Franchise Quarterback & Win a Super Bowl with Bill Polian | NFL Talks: Combine Edition
How to Find a Franchise Quarterback & Win a Super Bowl with Bill Polian | NFL Talks: Combine Edition
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: NFL
Bill Polian says the Patriots are
Bill Polian says the Patriots are 'not as great as people think they are'
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: CBS Sports
Stugotz Dismisses Bill Polian - Feb 8, 2017
Stugotz Dismisses Bill Polian - Feb 8, 2017
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Dan LeBatard Show
Bill Polian
Bill Polian's 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame speech
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: NFL
Gottlieb: Bill Polian says Terrell Owens and Randy Moss don
Gottlieb: Bill Polian says Terrell Owens and Randy Moss don't belong in H.O.F.
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: CBS Sports
Bill Polian: Patriots are "not invincible" | NFL Live | May 12, 2017
Bill Polian: Patriots are "not invincible" | NFL Live | May 12, 2017
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: CStandBy Below
The 2017 NFL Draft with Bill Polian
The 2017 NFL Draft with Bill Polian
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: MyNorthwest
former exec Bill Polian
former exec Bill Polian's rules for nfl Free Agency
Published: 2015/02/28
Channel: Tristan S.
Are The Patriots Really That Good? | First Take | May 11, 2017
Are The Patriots Really That Good? | First Take | May 11, 2017
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: ESPN
Bill Polian gives some insight on how an NFL GM handles player conduct - The Michael Kay Show
Bill Polian gives some insight on how an NFL GM handles player conduct - The Michael Kay Show
Published: 2014/09/19
Channel: YESNetwork
Dinner With Dakich 2017 with Bill Polian
Dinner With Dakich 2017 with Bill Polian
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: 1070 the Fan
Bill Polian talks Cowboys, Colts, Peyton Manning & 2017 Senior Bowl
Bill Polian talks Cowboys, Colts, Peyton Manning & 2017 Senior Bowl
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Fanatics View Originals
Mike and Mike 24/4/2017 - Hour 3: Bill Polian
Mike and Mike 24/4/2017 - Hour 3: Bill Polian
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Radio Show
Finalizing A Draft Board
Finalizing A Draft Board
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: KrishnaKrishna
Bill Parcells & Polian Free Agency
Bill Parcells & Polian Free Agency
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: Jack Backhus
Bill Polian
Bill Polian
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: David Spada
ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian on The Brandon Burlsworth Story - 8/26/16
ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian on The Brandon Burlsworth Story - 8/26/16
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Undergraduate Commencement 2017 | Bill Polian
Undergraduate Commencement 2017 | Bill Polian
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Niagara University
Gottlieb: Bill Polian talks
Gottlieb: Bill Polian talks 'Greater' film, Bosa and Colts football
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: CBS Sports
Bill Polian reflects on his career
Bill Polian reflects on his career
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: RTV6 The Indy Channel
After Peyton Manning, Best QB Bill Polian Has Scouted Is.... | NFL Talks: Combine Edition
After Peyton Manning, Best QB Bill Polian Has Scouted Is.... | NFL Talks: Combine Edition
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: NFL
My reaction on Bill Polian
My reaction on Bill Polian's comments on T.O. and Moss
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: The Doug Stewart Show
NFL MORON BILL POLIAN SAYS THAT BOTH TERRELL OWENS AND RANDY MOSS AREN
NFL MORON BILL POLIAN SAYS THAT BOTH TERRELL OWENS AND RANDY MOSS AREN'T HALL OF FAMERS
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: MICHAEL SOWELL
Bill Polian: Peyton Manning was obvious choice in
Bill Polian: Peyton Manning was obvious choice in '98 draft | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2013/12/17
Channel: Sports Illustrated
ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian on Film "Greater" & More - 8/26/16
ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian on Film "Greater" & More - 8/26/16
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Polian on Don Yee
Polian on Don Yee's comments: 'Hogwash'
Published: 2015/07/29
Channel: Alex Alexis
Polian
Polian's decision to draft Peyton Manning - SportsCenter (03-06-2016)
Published: 2016/03/06
Channel: SportsCenterJSA
Do the Colts miss Peyton Manning or Bill Polian more? | THE HERD
Do the Colts miss Peyton Manning or Bill Polian more? | THE HERD
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Week 15: Take your Pick w/ Bill Polian
Week 15: Take your Pick w/ Bill Polian
Published: 2012/12/15
Channel: Lomas Brown
Is There A Need For Younger Pro Football Hall Of Fame Voters? | First Take
Is There A Need For Younger Pro Football Hall Of Fame Voters? | First Take
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: ESPN
Espn First Take Bill Polian Says Terrell Owens
Espn First Take Bill Polian Says Terrell Owens
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Alberto Powell
ESPN Bill polian is a White supremacist he doesn
ESPN Bill polian is a White supremacist he doesn't want T.O & Randy Moss in HOF
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: 93 Sportsnews
The Michael Kay Show: Bill Polian
The Michael Kay Show: Bill Polian
Published: 2014/02/26
Channel: YESNetwork
Bill Polian (2014): Remembers the Bills (Part 1)
Bill Polian (2014): Remembers the Bills (Part 1)
Published: 2014/06/14
Channel: brampete
"His First Four Years, Ryan (Grigson) Has Outdone Him (Bill Polian)"  Jim Irsay
"His First Four Years, Ryan (Grigson) Has Outdone Him (Bill Polian)" Jim Irsay
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Luke Diamond Indianapolis Colts
Bill Polian shows ignorance regarding Randy Moss
Bill Polian shows ignorance regarding Randy Moss
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: NFL Podcast
Tony Dungy on Bill Polian
Tony Dungy on Bill Polian's Hall of Fame career.
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: Indianapolis Colts (AFC South -NFL)
ESPN analyst Bill Polian talks NFL free agency - The Michael Kay Show
ESPN analyst Bill Polian talks NFL free agency - The Michael Kay Show
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: YESNetwork
Bill Polian Wall of Fame speech
Bill Polian Wall of Fame speech
Published: 2012/10/22
Channel: allsportswny
NFL: Colts spring surprise by sacking of Bill and Chris Polian
NFL: Colts spring surprise by sacking of Bill and Chris Polian
Published: 2012/01/03
Channel: ESPN Player
Bill Polian 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame profile
Bill Polian 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame profile
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: NFL
NFL MORON BILL POLIAN SAYS THAT BOTH TERRELL OWENS AND RANDY MOSS AREN
NFL MORON BILL POLIAN SAYS THAT BOTH TERRELL OWENS AND RANDY MOSS AREN'T HALL OF FAMERS
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Elizabeth Cross
ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian on The History of The NFL Combine & More - 2/24/16
ESPN NFL Analyst Bill Polian on The History of The NFL Combine & More - 2/24/16
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Bill Polian
Bill Polian
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: Videos EWS
COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN AT SAINT FRANCIS
COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN AT SAINT FRANCIS
Published: 2010/10/21
Channel: WANE NewsChannel 15
Bill Polian on pumping in crowd noise
Bill Polian on pumping in crowd noise
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: cedd311
Bill Polian says Owens and Moss should not be in Hall of Fame
Bill Polian says Owens and Moss should not be in Hall of Fame
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: IAmBallHawk
ESPN
ESPN's Bill Polian
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: cleveland.com
Bill Polian In His Own Words TAUNTR.com
Bill Polian In His Own Words TAUNTR.com
Published: 2010/01/04
Channel: aaronrodgers444
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Bill Polian
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Polian (second from right) with Tony Dungy in 2007.
Position: Executive
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-12-08) December 8, 1942 (age 74)
Career information
High school: Bronx (NY) Mount Saint Michael
College: NYU
Career history
As executive:
Career highlights and awards

William Patrick "Bill" Polian, Jr. (born December 8, 1942) is an NFL analyst for ESPN and former American football executive. He was the Vice Chairman of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League from 1998 to 2011. He rose to league prominence as the General Manager of the Buffalo Bills, building a team that participated in four straight Super Bowls—the most consecutive appearances by any team—but lost each time. Following his stint in Buffalo, Polian went on to become the General Manager of the expansion Carolina Panthers.

Early life and career[edit]

Polian grew up in the Fordham section of the Bronx in New York City and graduated from Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1960. He attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy and graduated from New York University in 1964 with a history degree.[1] At NYU, Polian played at safety for the NYU Violets football team.[2] He lived in Cornwall, NY from 1977 to 1983.

Prior to Polian's tenure in Buffalo, he began his career in professional football with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League, before moving to the Canadian Football League, where he assembled Grey Cup winning teams with the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[3] Early on in his career, he was a coach for the now defunct football teams at Manhattan College and the Trinity School, both in New York City.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Polian was General Manager in Buffalo from 1986 to 1992.[3] When Bill Polian was promoted to general manager of the Buffalo Bills on December 30, 1985, the Bills were suffering from back to back 2–14 seasons and fan interest was at an all-time low. Polian was originally hired as director of pro personnel for the Bills on August 2, 1984. Polian was instrumental in the signing of Bruce Smith to his first NFL contract, after which he was promoted to GM in 1985.[4] Polian won the NFL Executive of the Year Award twice in 1988 and in 1991.[5] After the 1992 season, on February 4, 1993, after the Bills had appeared in, and lost, their 3rd straight Super Bowl, Polian was fired as general manager.[6][7]

In 2012, Polian became the 28th inductee into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Polian was General Manager of the Panthers from 1995 to 1997.[8] He tried to create the quickest Super Bowl winner in history, and nearly did so, building a team that went to the NFC Championship Game in only its second year of existence. This feat led him to a promotion, becoming not just the GM, but the President of the Indianapolis Colts.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

In 1998, Polian was hired as President and decided to build through the draft as the Colts would have the number 1 overall pick for 1998; the Colts picked Peyton Manning. In 2002, he hired head coach Tony Dungy.

During his tenure, the Colts led the NFL with eight consecutive playoff appearances and seven consecutive seasons of 12 victories. They won seven division titles (1999, 2003-07, 09), won the 2006 Super Bowl against the Chicago Bears, and made a second Super Bowl appearance in 2010 but would lose to the New Orleans Saints under coach Jim Caldwell. From 2000-09, the Colts (115-45) set the NFL mark for most wins in a decade and nine playoff berths tied the NFL record of Dallas in the 1970s.

In 2006, According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Polian reportedly shoved a New York Jets employee by pinning him against a wall, for placing speakers too close to the field during warmups.[9] The league required Polian to issue a written apology to the Jets employee.[10]

Polian was fired by owner Jim Irsay after the Colts finished with a 2–14 record in the 2011 season.[11]

On January 1, 2017, Polian became the 13th inductee into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor. [12]

ESPN[edit]

In 2012, Polian was hired by ESPN to be commentator and an NFL analyst.[13]

Hall of Fame[edit]

On January 31, 2015 it was announced that Polian had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

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