March 3, 1993 |
Bill Polian, fired by the Buffalo Bills after their third Super Bowl loss, has been appointed to the NFL Management Council.
January 12, 1994 |
Bill Polian, a two-time NFL executive of the year who built the Buffalo Bills from losers into a three-time Super Bowl team, will become general manager of the Carolina Panthers, according to newspaper and television reports in Charlotte. . . . Pittsburgh Steeler special teams coach John Guy and defensive line coach Steve Furness were fired Tuesday after a succession of special teams breakdowns that cost them at least two games. . . . .
August 17, 1986 |
Are the Raiders making a play for Jim Kelly? The Houston Post, quoting an unnamed source close to the Kelly-Buffalo Bills negotiations, said Saturday that the Raiders offered $2.5 million and two draft choices for the ex-U.S. Football League quarterback. Raider executive assistant Al LoCasale, while pointing out that the team rarely comments on such reports, said this one is "ludicrous." Bill Polian, general manager of the Bills, said the report is "absolutely not true.
February 5, 1993 |
Bill Polian, general manager of the Buffalo Bills, was fired Thursday, four days after the team's third consecutive Super Bowl defeat. Polian, who announced his own dismissal at a news conference, took over the team in 1986 after consecutive 2-14 seasons and within three years transformed it into the dominant franchise in the AFC. He said owner Ralph Wilson Jr. had told him at the start of the season that he planned to restructure the team management.
December 16, 2009 |
Perfection or peace of mind? That's the question confronting the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. Should they keep pursuing 16-0 seasons full tilt, or ease up on the accelerator to rest players for the postseason? The Saints haven't checked everything off their list -- they have yet to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs -- but the Colts are where they need to be. Indianapolis plays Thursday at Jacksonville, a team the Colts defeated by just two points in their opener at home.
August 2, 2010 |
Jim Irsay won't let Peyton Manning walk away from the Colts next season — no matter the cost. Indianapolis' owner reiterated that he intends to make Manning the NFL's highest-paid player even if it takes the prohibitive franchise tag to keep the only four-time MVP in league history in blue and white. "The bottom line is we'll get something done and when it happens just depends," Irsay said during the Colts' first training camp practice. "I said he'd be the highest-paid player and he may already be if we go with the tag. I'd love to see him be here and break all those records as a Colt."