Guess what he complains about? THE OFFICIATING!!!!!
In all honesty, I may hate Bill Polian more than any other individual in professional athletics.
Question: A 15-6 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC Divisional
Playoff Saturday. A second consecutive convincing performance by the Colts'
defense. Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted five field goals and, in general, it
was a low-scoring game with no touchdowns . . .
Answer: Adam came through as we certainly hoped that he would. The game was
kind of a unique game, but I think it’s just apropos of the kind of officiating
that has been going on. When you have blitzing teams and you allow that
downfield stuff, such as what happened to (Colts wide receiver) Reggie Wayne,
you’re going to limit offense. That’s the net of it. You encourage the
power-running game, you discourage the passing game and if you’re limited to a
running game, it’s rare that you can do what we did in the fourth quarter and
take the game over with a power-running attack. I worry not so much about us -
we can play any style – but I worry about what kind of a game we’re getting when
we allow so much rough stuff down the field. Whether or not the league office
says that was a foul or should have been a foul, I don’t know, but Bill Levy is
a great official. I know he’s nothing if not an honest guy and the explanation
he gave I think is what the officials have been told. That worries me some. You
went something like two-and-a-half games before a touchdown was scored? That’s
not good, when the best teams play that way. That’s not good for the health of
the game. I think that was certainly a contributing factor to a low-scoring
Q: Is there anything that can be done about it?
A: The Competition Committee, I know, will talk about it. Ozzie
Newsome, the Ravens’ general manager, and myself are two members of the
Competition Committee. Anytime you get a game that’s totally field goals, and
especially in the playoffs when you do, without question, have the four best
teams in the AFC left on that particular weekend, you ought to have more scoring
than that. Again, I think it’s something we have to look hard at. Not with
respect to individual games or individual teams, but what kind of a game are we
going to have going forward.
Bill you are so transparent. "Not with respect to individual games or individual teams." Bill, try having your Quarterback not throw to the other team 5 times in 2 games. That may help scoring.
I can't wait for the ticky-tack illegal contact penalties to come flying out of the woodwork this weekend.