Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton

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    Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton

         Its' unbelievable the lengths that the Colts go to defend ol' Horseface:
    This from Mike Florio:

         "Four years ago, after a crushing playoff loss to the Steelers, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning threw his offensive line under the bus without actually throwing them under the bus, attributing the loss to some "problems in protection."

         On Tuesday, Colts president Bill Polian was more direct in assessing the performance of the men charged with keep Peyton in one piece.

         "The offensive line, by our standards, did not have a good game," Polian said during his weekly radio show, per John Oesher of Examiner.com.  "They were outplayed by the Saints' defensive line, I thought, pretty decisively."

         Polian also blamed the loss on a failure to execute "in a handful of critical situations."  He specifically cited the onside kick to start the second half; he didn't mention the fateful play that triggered a 14-point swing with three minutes and change to play.

         If Polian believes that the 74-yard interception return by Tracy Porter resulted from a failure of execution, then Polian is a member of the "Reggie Wayne ran a bad route" camp.  But with Porter claiming that he was in the right place at the right time due to trends and tendencies he saw while studying film, it was a failure not of execution but of coaching and/or line-of-scrimmage decision-making from Manning.

         Manning, after all, gets a ton of credit when things go well for changing plays at the line of scrimmage via a series of shouts and gesticulations.  So why doesn't Manning get any of the blame for not changing the play when, for example, coach Jim Caldwell calls for a run on third and short deep in their own end in the closing minutes of the second quarter?  Or when resorting in crunch time to a Madden-style crutch play that the team has won many times -- and thus the opponent has reason to think might be coming?

         Then again, the quarterback is the last guy the team president will blame.  The franchise already is in line to give Manning a blank check as part of his next contract; if Polian pisses Peyton off now, a couple of extra zeroes might get added to the final figure.

         Still, it would have been nice to hear Polian take some of the blame for failing to hire a special teams coordinator who'd have his guys ready at all times for a surprise onside kick.

         Unbelievable!! LOL!!!

     
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    This guy is really a peice of work!  The easiest and smartest thing he could have said is that everyone on team needed to do a better job. They had Gaffs on every part of their game... O, D an ST. Not to mention Coaching. 
    Manning was not only sacked 0 times he wasn't exactly running for his life the whole game either. Considering Peyton has as much control over the play calling as the O.C. if not more he deserves as much blame as anyone. Makes you wonder what's going on over there.
     
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    This is no surprise. Polian has been blaming everybody other then himself and Peyton for a long time now. The fact is that this team overachieved on many occasion. The defense was the surprising factor throughout the year when many thought the management had not done enough to replace a down roster. Manning did what he always does, turned in another good regular season only to blow it when it counts. Welcome back to Post Season Mediocrity Manning and honestly if the NFL had not designed your Superbowl run in 06 you would be 7-10 with no Championships in the playoffs at this point.

     
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    Let's add - "We feel the consecutive regular season victory mark is a much greater accomplishment than silly little superbowl championships." - Polian

     
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    Typical Patriot fan response.  Only in New England where questions are answered with non-answers and accepted as brilliant beyond the likes of any who have come before, do they find fault with the responses of others.  

    LOL. 

    Polian is the president.  Its his right to say whatever he likes. 
     
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     Just as bad is his refusal to give the Saints any credit. It reminds me of the Panthers going on about how they were the better team in their SB loss to the Pats. As much as everyone hates BB he always gives the other team credit. None of this should surprise as the Colts seem to have gone in expecting to be handed the trophy before the National Anthem.
     
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    Typical Patriot fan response.  Only in New England where questions are answered with non-answers and accepted as brilliant beyond the likes of any who have come before, do they find fault with the responses of others.   LOL.  Polian is the president.  Its his right to say whatever he likes. 
    Posted by underdoggg


    Just curious..do you have a job? life?
     
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    I'm still waiting for him to throw the referees under the bus for not giving them posession of the onside kick and bogus interference calls.

    And I'm willing to bet colt fans are clamoring that payAton was "blocked in the back" on his TD pass to the Saints Tracy Porter.

     
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    Typical Patriot fan response.  Only in New England where questions are answered with non-answers and accepted as brilliant beyond the likes of any who have come before, do they find fault with the responses of others.   LOL.  Polian is the president.  Its his right to say whatever he likes. 
    Posted by underdoggg


    Dogg, the original post quotes ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio so obviously it's not just Pats fans that find fault with the responses of others (Polian's response in this case).  An honest account of the reasons for the Colts loss in the SB would have to inpart at least some amount of blame to Manning.  That would only be fair since he calls tha plays and has the ball more than any other Colt player. 
     
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    Doesn't anyone else find it a little strange that NaPolian is so out front in that one and done organization?

    Here's a game name as many GM's as you can in one minute......Go.

    1) Polian
    2) Tuna (not sure of his title)
    3) Tan-en-bum

    Time's up....Yeah kinda strange how this guy is so out front.
     
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    I mus have been watching a different game, but, was Peyton Manning even hurried?
     
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     Just as bad is his refusal to give the Saints any credit. It reminds me of the Panthers going on about how they were the better team in their SB loss to the Pats. As much as everyone hates BB he always gives the other team credit. None of this should surprise as the Colts seem to have gone in expecting to be handed the trophy before the National Anthem.
    Posted by Evil2010


    And lest we forget, the Panthers claimed the "better team did not win" - a team we learned in which half the starters were caught using steroids for that season.  It's no coincidence that Delhomme has the eye brows of a a GEICO cave man.

    As for Polian, it is appropriate that he works for the Colts.  He is a horse's butt, after all.  People love to dump on BB because he gives bland post-game press conferences and won't reveal important secret details of the team, lest he help opponents.  But he has a rep as a guy that stands up for his players, coaches, ex-staff and kids.  Polian, however, has the reputation of a completely nasty jerk with a vile mouth, who cannot resist to cut people down. Why don't more people in the media talk about this if they are going to exaggerate BB's sometimes terse persona?
     
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    I mus have been watching a different game, but, was Peyton Manning even hurried?
    Posted by 49Patriots


    49, I recall the same thing.  Manning had all day to assess the field he was rarely under pressure and certainly not on the pick 6 play.
     
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    I wonder if this guy showed up at the airport. Sad!
     
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        I'LL TAKE A SECRETIVE AND PERHAPS EVEN A SOMEWHAT PARANOID,MEGAMANIACAL COACH LIKE B.B.THAN ANYONE IN THE COLTS FRONT,COACHING STAFF OR EVEN A FUTURE HALL OF FAME Q.B.WHO ARE WILLING SAVAGE THEIR OWN RATHER THAN ACCEPT THE BLAME FOR ANY FAILURE,LARGE OR SMALL.
     
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    In Response to Re: Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton:
    In Response to Re: Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton : 49, I recall the same thing.  Manning had all day to assess the field he was rarely under pressure and certainly not on the pick 6 play.
    Posted by Tcal2


    That's the way I saw it, too.  Had all day to throw. No OL holding called all game.  How Polian thinks they played poorly is a mystery - they were the one part of the team that played a perfect game.
     
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    Aside from the ball thrown to Porter, there were several other throws he clearly missed...many on third down. He was "playing safe" with the Saints' defense. Half the balls the WRs (and Clark) did catch they had to reach for. I simply refuse to believe that the receiver was out of position every time! They were the top rated offense in the AFC. They only put up 17 points, and NONE in the last 20 minutes of the game. If Manning was truly the "greatest ever" as the pundits try to proclaim him, he would have marched them down to the end zone. He can do it repeatedly in the regular season. Yet once the opponent is elite he struggles. In 06 he had some pretty sorry stats through the first half of the AFCCG. And his performance in SB41 was mediocre at best. Rex Grossman handed them that game...much the same as the Colts handed the Saints a sure victory last Sunday. With another Manning pick! At least Polian set a new NFL record...the first GM to LOSE five Super Bowls!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton:
    In Response to Re: Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton : 49, I recall the same thing.  Manning had all day to assess the field he was rarely under pressure and certainly not on the pick 6 play.
    Posted by Tcal2


    He wasn't hurried. The Saints secondary had all his targets covered play after play. But you won't hear that because that would be giving them credit and in the minds of the Colts and their fans they're so perfect the only way they could lose is to do something wrong. Personally I think Manning and the offense was shocked at the lack of bogus flags.
     
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    In Response to Re: Polian Throws OL and Wayne Under the Bus to Shield Peyton:
    I wonder if this guy showed up at the airport. Sad!
    Posted by ewhite1065

    question is, did anyone show up at the airport to greet them after mailing in the last 2 regular season games and losing in the big dance.
     
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    Sad.  Peyton did have all day to throw, one or two snaps it was ridiculous - i honestly remember him bouncing in the pocket for 5-6 seconds.  He never would, but Polian should have gone after the staff for that loss.

    The game was managable, but the Saints wanted it more, a lot more.  They were gutsy and it paid off.  They got shut out of the end zone on a 4th down and didn't let up.  Safe play-calling by the colts again trying to run the ball out of the end zone, giving another 3 points to NO.  The onside kick and still there was no noticable response from Indy.  That rests on all the players, not the OL.  It also rests with the staff.
     

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