Some may call Colts President Bill Polian a master of team structuring and player acquisition. It's hard to argue that given the success Indy has had over the years. Some may call Bill Polian outspoken. On his weekly radio show, he's not afraid to tell it like it is, with little regard for filtering his comments.
I simply call Bill Polian a putz.
The man's a highly placed FO guy in a winning franchise and he hasn't learned the golden rule: praise in public, punish in private. Center Jeff Saturday is livid and he has every right to be. While my "fan hate" is applied to Jeff and all his teammates, I still have a lot of respect for the man and what he's accomplished; that won't change simply because he doesn't wear my favorite laundry.
Post Super Bowl loss, Bill Polian firmly ensconced his star of fame on Putz Blvd. when he threw his offensive line under the bus:
Polian: "The offensive line, by our standards, did not have a good game. They were outplayed by the Saints' defensive line, I thought, pretty decisively."
Head to the 49-second mark here to hear Saturday’s review of Polian’s post-Super Bowl comments indicating the offensive line and special teams were the root causes of New Orleans' Super Bowl XLIV upset of the Colts.
"Hopefully he’ll go back and watch the film and tell us what he wants us to do better or that will come through [Jim] Caldwell," Saturday said.
Billy boy violated that cardinal rule mentioned above and to elaborate a bit, "Don't air your differences out in the media. Don't let anyone in the organization find something out via that mechanism. Have some respect for them and tell them to their face."
Contrary to what Polian says, the Colts were outplayed, outcoached, and out everything-ed during that game. Sean Payton and his staff totally out manuevered the Colts. It's typical of the loser to say, "they didn't win the game so much as we lost it." Bullcrap. Man up and get some sack. Hoodie did when the Saints hammered our Patriots:
"(The Saints) do what they do," he said. "They were the better team; that was obvious. I talked about it all week; they're a very good football team. There's a reason they're 10-0, now 11-0. Tonight they were better coached, they played better. That's really all there was to it. They just did everything better than we did."
Yup, not a good way to endear yourself to your players, airing out your dirty laundry in the media. Welcome to Putzville, Bill. Here's your scepter and a plastic crown from Walmart. Big surprise, it seems to fit pretty well.