Former NFL GM Polian on how to build around franchise QB
Sun, 24 Feb 2013|
CSN's John "Moon" Mullin chats with former NFL GM Bill Polian at the NFL Combine to discuss how young players adapt to the league, among other topics - 2/24
I can -- NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis since volunteers in Chicago dot com Bears insider. With Bill Polian -- the architect of the Buffalo Bills the Indianapolis Colts and an expert on on building teams. You know at it and go over the years. Much is always said about young players coming into the league they need to adapt to the NFL's system. Last year we saw the Russell Wilson's calling cap critics are there guys coming into the league now that change in the game rather than the game changing them. Well in terms of Russell Wilson -- -- can RG three. Those are three special athletes. With a very very special and rare skills that. On the read option doesn't work if you can't throw the ball. That's not me talking it's Monte Kiffin we had this conversation about three hours ago and he's about as good defensive coaches there is so they are. Rare and special players and I don't make some. You know now with the game has changed. Like the short answers your right church wrong Q in my humble kid. Where the game is changed salary cap. The salary cap now stands. If you're good team like the Bears you can only have so many players who are highly okay. Now well I feel if that's let's say for arguments like -- players and you feel. The other fifty the other 41 and look at. The answer is it has to be basically young players. And so. The coaches. Being very Smart and -- that it is okay. We man that simplified the defense of schemes or play. We man to simplify the conferences. Because we got to give young players in and playing sooner because we've done. Cutler quarterback if we've got Peyton Manning quarterback as we did here. We had to figure you have Peyton Manning Marvin Harrison -- plant Reggie Wayne Edgerrin James. Who can you plan on defense Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis okay what about the other night. So you -- -- -- -- Tony Dungy two assistant. Where young players and hung in. And play right. You know in terms of building -- -- -- team to. And Jerry Angelo had the system core players who thought he could pay five on offense maybe five on keeping your quarterback receiver running back and so forth. I don't like mark having had a philosophy more you can pay one side of the ball vs the other but I want every other thoughts on which works better. I I honestly I looked at -- a friend and I respect him greatly and one he's striving for. Is the optimum. I'm not sure once you have that highly paid quarterback that you can get there. I think that you know you fours. To feed the offensive side of the ball because he can't do it by themselves. You -- have the left tackle. You know you gotta have the running back and have at least one receiver. Nowadays you almost have to have the right tackle so now that the way we went here was to say. You know if we're forced to make that choice. -- scheme the defense. By Tony. And who played the confidence that. I think that's a you know that that's the practical answer I agree 100% with -- we thought we 66. -- -- -- But bottom line. What -- aiming at is correct it's the optimum but in practice once the quarterback gets the big money. Not much you can do kind of kills the show that it does -- -- New England this mean their defense isn't there yet but it's essentially all -- It was all -- Never boring businesses but -- is always in the salary cap is the biggest change. That we've had in this game. Maybe since the advent of the -- you know. It was fun busy reviewing these. OK in my opinion from Indianapolis with. Longtime NFL legend -- always CSN Chicago dot com Bears insider Ramallah.