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Ex-NFL GM Bill Polian 'hopes' Joe Burrow does not turn into Andrew Luck

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow enjoyed a successful sophomore campaign in the NFL, leading his franchise to its first Super Bowl appearance in over 40 years. But there are some lingering concerns around his future prospects, due in no real part to his own fault. The Bengals have yet to...
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Former NFL GM Bill Polian has one concern for Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow fell just short of obtaining his first Super Bowl championship in Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, losing the game 23-20. There, Burrow and the Cincinnati offense could not answer a late touchdown drive in the fourth quarter by Matthew Stafford and the Rams, ultimately turning the ball over on downs.
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Ryan Poles Reveals How Vital Bill Polian Was To Bears GM Search

When George McCaskey revealed Bill Polian would be part of the Chicago Bears‘ five-person team to conduct the GM search last month, people rolled their eyes. They couldn’t understand why this outside consultant thing was necessary. McCaskey was the owner. Forget the committees and just go out there and hire somebody. Here’s the thing. To quote Dirty Harry, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” McCaskey has made it clear time and again that his actual football knowledge isn’t overly strong. He felt having Polian involved was crucial to finding the right guy. After hearing Ryan Poles talk about his interviews with the Bears, it is clear the team chairman deserves an apology.
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Bill Polian on Bears, Justin Fields: Lot of work to do, but there are reasons for optimism

CHICAGO – Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian said the Chicago Bears are somewhere “in between” a rebuild and a retool after the team went 6-11 this season. “It’s not going to happen overnight,” Polian told the Waddle & Silvy show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. “Is it going to take five years? I don’t think so. Not with this regime. We’ll be competitive sooner than later, but it's going to take some time.”
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Bill Polian Revealed His Personal Evaluation Of Justin Fields

One of the biggest surprises of the offseason came 24 hours after it began for the Chicago Bears. Team chairman George McCaskey stepped in front of the cameras and revealed he and four other people would lead the search for the next GM and head coach. The man who would take primary charge of that process was Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian. Somebody the McCaskeys have long respected.
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Nah, Bill Polian Isn’t Involved in the Chicago Bears Head Coach Search

The Chicago Bears haven’t done much over the years to earn the benefit of the doubt. And I don’t blame anyone who figured that might continue after they tapped Bill Polian – in 2022 – to headline a committee responsible for unearthing their next general manager and head coach.
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Bill Polian wants Bears to hire Matt Eberflus for HC, Morocco Brown for GM?

The Chicago Bears are one of the teams hiring both a head coach and general manager, and that may lead them to a combination favored by a key figure helping with the search. Former Colts executive Bill Polian is closely involved with the Chicago search. Polian may be eyeing Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and Indianapolis scouting director Morocco Brown for the coach and GM positions in Chicago, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Chiefs personnel director Ryan Poles has made a strong impression, however, and is firmly in the mix.
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Report Suggests Bill Polian is Pushing for an Brown-Eberflus Tandem, But Khan and Allen Are Coming

We’re only 12 days removed from ending the Ryan Pace-Matt Nagy era. But because of how inevitable that split felt, that we’re going on 12 days without a replacement feels long. Toss in general Bears fan angst, another postseason without their favorite team playing, and seeing the Giants already making moves – tensions are a bit higher than we would otherwise expect.
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Marv Levy: Bears couldn’t have picked a better consultant than Bill Polian

The admiration between Marv Levy and Bill Polian is such that each man was the presenting speaker at their respective Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinements: Levy in 2001 and Polian in 2015. So it was no surprise Tuesday to hear Levy touting the man hired to guide the Bears...
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George McCaskey’s inability to recall when the Chicago Bears united with Bill Polian is peculiar. But Polian’s influence on the upcoming coach and GM searches is now paramount.

The revelation came subtly Monday from Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey. Bill Polian had been tabbed to jump into the driver’s seat for the upcoming coach and general manager searches. And, boy, were the most important leaders at Halas Hall pumped. “Bill Polian,” McCaskey noted, “is in the Pro...
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Who is Bill Polian? Looking at the former NFL executive’s history

The Chicago Bears are in need of a new head coach and general manager. To complete the search for two pivotal positions, the team is bringing in some outside help. George McCaskey said on Monday that Bill Polian will be involved in the search for both spots. The longtime NFL executive and former ESPN analyst has tons of football experience in his career, but what will he bring to the table for the Bears?
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Bill Polian Key for Bears Search

The key figure in the hunt by the Bears for a new coach and general manager is none other than Bill Polian, the same former general manager whose Colts beat the Bears in Super Bowl XLI. Other than that, the Bears are embarking upon a quest for a football coach...
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