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Bill, Chris Polian Fired for Bad Decade of Drafting: A Review of Each Draft

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Bill, Chris Polian Fired for Bad Decade of Drafting: A Review of Each Draft
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In what the LA Times is calling an "NFL stunner," Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay fired vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian less than 24 hours after the team ended their worst season with Peyton Manning on the roster.

Most people will tell you they didn't see it coming—but don't count me among them.

You know why the Colts went 2-14 this season? Because they leaned so heavily on Peyton Manning. If one player is the difference between chasing the Super Bowl and chasing the first overall pick it can only mean one thing:

You've drafted terribly.

Aside from a couple of marquee names, the majority of picks from Polian were washed up by the time they turned 25. And over the past seven seasons the Colts' draft success has seemed to get worse and worse.

Don't believe me? I present to you every draft class from 1998—the year Bill took over as general manager—to last spring. 

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