Originally Posted by Detoxing
Jim Kelly & Peyton Manning.
How well did those teams do w/o them?
QB is everything.
If you wanna tell me the man knows how to identify a QB, then maybe you can sell me on that and you may have a case.
But that Indy roster was shit and was carried by Peyton. Everyone knew it and last year proved it.
Yes, that's what I wanna to tell you. He did draft Manning, by the way. I know in hindsight that seems like a "well, duh" decision, but at the time there were tons of smart people talking up Leaf. The Chargers traded up to #2 and said they would be happy with Manning or Leaf. That was the atmosphere, and Polian didn't blow it.
That being said, I don't believe that the rest of the roster was shit for the Bills or Colts. Seems like he's pretty good at surrounding his QBs with talent on offense, and his defenses generate a pretty good pass rush.