Trust Polian to get it right on perso...

Trust Polian to get it right on personnel

There are 14 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 28, 2007, titled Trust Polian to get it right on personnel. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Leave it to Bill Polian, the Indianapolis Colts president and all-around personnel uber-guru, to reference a long-forgotten Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1928 when answering a football-related ...

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PLAYA

Fishers, IN

#1 Apr 28, 2007
The only bad choiceS Polian has made is Rob Morris and not given Mr.James what he was due! YOUR HATE ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER
Robert

Circleville, OH

#2 Apr 28, 2007
PLAYA wrote:
The only bad choiceS Polian has made is Rob Morris and not given Mr.James what he was due! YOUR HATE ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER
Those are two really bad examples of trying to point out Polian's weaknesses. First, Morris help the Colts shore up their run defense for their SUPER BOWL run as well as being a solid contributer for years, and James was replaced by his backup and a rookie as the Colts remained one of the top offenses in the league and won the SUPER BOWL. Are you dense?

Much more often times than not, Polian is right. I can't imagine how hard it is to evaluate talent in the NFL. It's a gift.
18to88_com

Burzaco, Argentina

#3 Apr 28, 2007
Geeze, Bob. You are like Clarence Verdin with this latest field reversal. This was the column you should have written last week. I still say that a 4th round pick for Jason David isn't a bad deal. The Seahawks are trading Darrell Jackson, a legit WR, for a 4th rounder. I think they wanted someone to bite on David knowning that he might not start this year anyway. At any rate, this column made much more sense than that poop on a page from last week.
SWatson

Covington, KY

#4 Apr 28, 2007
Boy, I bet THAT hurt to write, Bob.
Gregg

Redwood City, CA

#5 Apr 28, 2007
Robert wrote:
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Those are two really bad examples of trying to point out Polian's weaknesses. First, Morris help the Colts shore up their run defense for their SUPER BOWL run as well as being a solid contributer for years, and James was replaced by his backup and a rookie as the Colts remained one of the top offenses in the league and won the SUPER BOWL. Are you dense?
Much more often times than not, Polian is right. I can't imagine how hard it is to evaluate talent in the NFL. It's a gift.
Good response to Playa...I agree with you, but I can see where people will agree with him. My thought...Polian's biggest whiff in the day 1 picks...Ben Hartsock...jury's still out on Gardner.
jschwabaz

Gilbert, AZ

#6 Apr 28, 2007
Great article Bob.
Veiw Fm Up Here

Saskatoon, Canada

#7 Apr 28, 2007
I think Polian has done a pretty
good job over the years in the draft.
Don't forget he has been getting lower and lower on the pick chart each
year. This year picking at 32 you don't have a whole lot of choice of talent at that position, unless you use your picks in a rd to pick less rated players who should go in a later rd, but your still getting less
bang for your buck.
McFly

South Vienna, OH

#8 Apr 28, 2007
Veiw Fm Up Here wrote:
I think Polian has done a pretty
good job over the years in the draft.
Don't forget he has been getting lower and lower on the pick chart each
year. This year picking at 32 you don't have a whole lot of choice of talent at that position, unless you use your picks in a rd to pick less rated players who should go in a later rd, but your still getting less
bang for your buck.
Posts like the above one are the result of ESPN running bits like "On The Clock" every day for the past month. You obviously are just putting buzz words together in hopes of sounding sharp. Sure, picking 32 means that 31 guys are off the board, but how can you say there isn't a lot of talent available when the league picks 7 rounds of players? We picked 30th last year and selected Joseph Addai, who will most likely be a great starting RB for many years.
Sportsguy

Louisville, KY

#9 Apr 28, 2007
18to88_com wrote:
Geeze, Bob. You are like Clarence Verdin with this latest field reversal. This was the column you should have written last week. I still say that a 4th round pick for Jason David isn't a bad deal. The Seahawks are trading Darrell Jackson, a legit WR, for a 4th rounder. I think they wanted someone to bite on David knowning that he might not start this year anyway. At any rate, this column made much more sense than that poop on a page from last week.
Yeah, Bob needs to actually check with the Colts' beat writer, Mike Chappell, before stating that David would have cost only another $500,000:

"That the Colts opted not to match the Saints' offer to David was not a surprise. It reportedly was worth approximately $16 million and front-loaded -- more than $5 million against the '07 salary cap -- which made it virtually impossible for the cap-strapped Colts to match."

Good luck this weekend in the draft, Mr. Polian. I have had problems with some of your antics as well, but you are a master at this.
Garth Z

Bozeman, MT

#10 Apr 28, 2007
Morris struggled at MLB, but made a big impact on ST. And then he proved to be a monster at outside backer during the Run. I'd say he gave the Colts an excellent return on their 1st round investment. As for worrying about where we draft....obviously it doesn't matter where you draft if you can identify talent, eh? Hell, Polian signs undrafted guys who make solid impact in the freaking Super Bowl!! LOL
18to88_com

Burzaco, Argentina

#11 Apr 28, 2007
Sportsguy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, Bob needs to actually check with the Colts' beat writer, Mike Chappell, before stating that David would have cost only another $500,000:
"That the Colts opted not to match the Saints' offer to David was not a surprise. It reportedly was worth approximately $16 million and front-loaded -- more than $5 million against the '07 salary cap -- which made it virtually impossible for the cap-strapped Colts to match."
I think what Bob was refering to, was not matching the offer, but rather tendering David at the 2nd round level. This wouldn't have cost too much more $, but would have required a team to give up a 2nd rounder to sign him. No one would give up 2nd round pick for David. Not that I like defending Kravitz or anything. The point is, the Colts didn't value David, and stole a 4th round pick for him. That doesn't sound like much, but if you see what a 4th round pick gets you in terms of other players, you realize it's not a bad deal at all.
AtlantaJonny

Atlanta, GA

#12 Apr 28, 2007
Anthony Gonzalas....NICE!
Chad

United States

#13 Apr 28, 2007
Sportsguy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, Bob needs to actually check with the Colts' beat writer, Mike Chappell, before stating that David would have cost only another $500,000:
"That the Colts opted not to match the Saints' offer to David was not a surprise. It reportedly was worth approximately $16 million and front-loaded -- more than $5 million against the '07 salary cap -- which made it virtually impossible for the cap-strapped Colts to match."
Good luck this weekend in the draft, Mr. Polian. I have had problems with some of your antics as well, but you are a master at this.
That is not what Kravitz!
If the colts would have tendered him at the next highest level, instead of the $850,000, which would have been around 1.5 M the Saints would have had to compensate the Colts with a much higher draft pick instead of the 4th rounder they got. I am not sure but I think the compensation would have been a #1, which the Saints would not have given up. Therefore Mr. Kravitz is correct the Colts could have had David for around $500,000 more. Do your homework I bet Kravitz did.
kenny

United States

#14 Apr 28, 2007
Im not sure about giving up our 1st. pick next year for OL but we will wait and see. Its hard to 2nd. guess Polion on any pick he makes. There is not one GM that does a better job than him. Look at his track record and its hard to find any fault with his picks with such a gamble on the line!

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