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Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

Posted on: January 2, 2012 2:41 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 2:46 pm
 
The Colts shockingly fired Bill Polian on Monday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Colts allowed Jim Caldwell to conduct his normal press conference on Monday, but things took a turn for the crazy on Monday afternoon when the Colts announced a 5 p.m. ET press conference and reports emerged that owner Jim Irsay decided to "clean house" and fire Bill Polian and Chris Polian. There hasn't been confirmation of whether or not the team will also fire coach Jim Caldwell.

Black Monday

That news comes from the NFL Network and it means the Colts are admitting what became obvious this year: the entire Indianapolis roster just isn't very good. Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star confirms that the Polians have been fired, but there's still no word on Caldwell.

Peyton Manning shored up many problems for the Colts, but once he was injured, the team was exposed and limped its way to a two-win season and the No. 1 overall draft pick. Polian was hired in 1997 by the Colts and won NFL Executive of the Year a whopping six times. From 1997 to 2004, he hit a number of home runs in the draft, picking up Manning, Edgerrin James, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney and Dallas Clark in the first round.

From then til now? Not so good: Marlin Jackson, Joseph Addai, Anthony Gonzalez, Donald Brown, Jerry Hughes and Anthony Castonzo over eight different drafts is a horrible misuse of first-round picks, even if they were near the bottom of the first round.

The Manning conundrum looms as the spiciest offseason storyline. The Polians gave Peyton his contract (and obviously drafted him) but Irsay is a tremendous supporter of his franchise quarterback. Cleaning house could mean moving onto a new era (one that will presumably feature Andrew Luck under center) ... or perhaps the Polians were prepared to move along without Manning and Irsay wasn't ready to do that.

Whatever, as Colts center Jeff Saturday told our Colts Rapid Reporter Tom James on Monday that Irsay promised him "there will be changes in the offseason." Saturday didn't know what kind of changes those would be.

They are, quite clearly, large changes. An entire overhaul of the Colts organization, in fact.

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Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

This is one of the most positive things that could happen to the Colts and NFL! These 2 egotistical parasites hopefully wind up in the Canadian league chasing down the Prime Minister every time their recievers get touched by a defensive player. Now I know why John Lynch seems to be in a great mood these days. What they did for the league was nothing short of disgusting, and how they did it was even more pathetic. Good ridance and congrats Colts. These clowns made it really easy to dislike your team.  



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

Yes you are.



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

AMAZING !!!! THERE ARE ONLY 32 TEAMS / FRANCHISES IN THE NFL. EVERY ONE OF THEM FLUSH WITH CASH AND SHARED REVANUES. 32 BUSINESSES THAT CAN DO AND MAKE ANY DECISION THEY WANT. BUT STILL THERE ARE TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT JUST SCREW IT UP ANNUALLY AND CONTINUE DOWN BAD TRAILS. HOW CAN THIS BE WITH THE TEAM OWNERS FINANCIAL SUCCESS AND THE AVAILABILITY OF MANAGERS AND COACHED FROM ONE OF THE MOST VOVETED SPORTS IN AMERICA.......REDICULOUS......THE LEAGUE IS TOTALLY INCESSED WITH MANAGEMENT AND COACHES CONTINUALLY GETTING HIRED AND FIRED AND RE-HIRED TO DO THE SAME JOB THEY SCREWED UP FOR YEARS..........I AM LIVING THE DREAM IN PHILLY LISTENING TO ANDY REDI FOR 13 YEARS TELL US ALL "I NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB"....ITS REDICULOUS..IF I PERFORMED LIKE HE I WOULD GET FIRED FROM MY JOB ON A REGULAR BASIS. JUST DO NOT GET THE NFL MANAGEMENT AND NFL COACHES........WITH ANNUAL DRAFTS AND ANNUAL FREE AGENCY..........IT ESCAPES ME WHAT SOME TEAMS PUT ON THE FIELD WEEKLY AND ANNUALLY IN RECENT YEARS..........WASHINGTON, BUFFALO,SEAHAWKS,ST LOUIS,KC,JAX,CLEVELAND,CHICAGO,VIKINGS AND PHILLY REALIZING THE DOPES RUNNING THIS ANNUAL UNDERACHEIVING ORGANIZATIO..."THE GOLD STANDARD" REDICULOUS.........MEN AND LADIES..THAT IS WHY I PLAY AND ENJOY FANTASY FOOTBALL........IT MAKES  THE NFL AND FALL WEEKENDS TOTALLY FUN AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR LOCAL NFL FRANCHISE IS DOING YOU ARE ALWAYS IN THE GAME...HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL.........



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:59 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

AMAZING !!!! THERE ARE ONLY 32 TEAMS / FRANCHISES IN THE NFL. EVERY ONE OF THEM FLUSH WITH CASH AND SHARED REVANUES. 32 BUSINESSES THAT CAN DO AND MAKE ANY DECISION THEY WANT. BUT STILL THERE ARE TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT JUST SCREW IT UP ANNUALLY AND CONTINUE DOWN BAD TRAILS. HOW CAN THIS BE WITH THE TEAM OWNERS FINANCIAL SUCCESS AND THE AVAILABILITY OF MANAGERS AND COACHED FROM ONE OF THE MOST VOVETED SPORTS IN AMERICA.......REDICULOUS......THE LEAGUE IS TOTALLY INCESSED WITH MANAGEMENT AND COACHES CONTINUALLY GETTING HIRED AND FIRED AND RE-HIRED TO DO THE SAME JOB THEY SCREWED UP FOR YEARS..........I AM LIVING THE DREAM IN PHILLY LISTENING TO ANDY REDI FOR 13 YEARS TELL US ALL "I NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB"....ITS REDICULOUS..IF I PERFORMED LIKE HE I WOULD GET FIRED FROM MY JOB ON A REGULAR BASIS. JUST DO NOT GET THE NFL MANAGEMENT AND NFL COACHES........WITH ANNUAL DRAFTS AND ANNUAL FREE AGENCY..........IT ESCAPES ME WHAT SOME TEAMS PUT ON THE FIELD WEEKLY AND ANNUALLY IN RECENT YEARS..........WASHINGTON, BUFFALO,SEAHAWKS,ST LOUIS,KC,JAX,CLEVELAND,CHICAGO,VIKINGS AND PHILLY REALIZING THE DOPES RUNNING THIS ANNUAL UNDERACHEIVING ORGANIZATIO..."THE GOLD STANDARD" REDICULOUS.........MEN AND LADIES..THAT IS WHY I PLAY AND ENJOY FANTASY FOOTBALL........IT MAKES  THE NFL AND FALL WEEKENDS TOTALLY FUN AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR LOCAL NFL FRANCHISE IS DOING YOU ARE ALWAYS IN THE GAME...HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL.........



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:33 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

Dumb.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:27 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

i work for weleski moving company in tarentum pa. we're moving the colts to LA next week!  finally a TEAM IN LA



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:27 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

i work for weleski moving company in tarentum pa. we're moving the colts to LA next week!  finally a TEAM IN LA



Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:12 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

hey bearish, just hope his arrogance doesn't bring caldwell and painter along for the ride...lol



Since: Jan 3, 2012
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:12 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

You Bear's fans are pretty funny.  Stupid, but funny.  You can get rid of those that clown GM and Coach, but you still are going nowhere with that joke of a QB named Cutler.  You will continue to look at the Packers with envy for several more years until you get rid of the girl and get a man at QB. 




Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:04 am
 

Report: Colts 'clean house,' fire Polian family

First, their team is horrible without one player, and they had no "back up plan" in case of his injury.   Second, the media likes them most likely because of their accessability.  I would have fired the one a month ago that kept gabbing on his radio show.   It was ridiculous, all of the talk about Luck, etc.  What other GM talks so loosely in the press about speculation?  He sounded like an idiot to me, not the "genius" they were made out to be. 


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