Take 2: Polian Says Patience is Key for Bills

8:09 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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I had the chance to speak with former Bills general manager Bill Polian over at ESPN the Friday before the Bills 50-17 loss to the Seahawks in Toronto.  I want to stress that's when this interview took place, but I think much of what he had to say still reflects his feelings on this team.  He's now an analyst for ESPN after being fired in Indianapolis.

We covered quite a bit of ground in the interview, but I thought you might be interested in hearing what he had to say about where things stand with the team now and what he thinks the right course is for the franchise moving forward.  

With the fans and many members of the media calling for change, particularly at head coach and quarterback, the architect of the Bills Super Bowl teams took a less popular and more patient view.   He said there's been too much change over the years and suggested staying the course and continuing to build the roster would be the right course.   He even said he thinks it's possible for the Bills to win with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback.

In the event there is change, I also asked him if he would be interested in returning to Buffalo.  It's a question that many fans have wondered about as Polian was inducted onto the Bills Wall of Fame this season... and he seemed to leave the door open on his end.

Click on the video player above to watch an extended portion of the interview... and happy holidays.

abenigni@wgrz.gannett.com

 

 

 

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