In the end, wins and losses and draft grades didn’t do in Bill Polian. Bill Polian did in Bill Polian. He just became too difficult, too polarizing, too divisive, too dismissive of anybody and everybody who didn’t share in NFL world-view. Too often, he became a side-show and an embarrassment, whether it was screaming at Jay Mohr on the radio or railing about “rats who spread lies.’’
This franchise needed new eyes. It needed a new direction, a new culture, a new everything. These are weird and exciting times for the Indianapolis Colts and this city, fraught with promise and uncertainty.