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The Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian is an insightful, entertaining and thoughtful look into the story of NFL Hall of Fame Executive Bill Polian’s life in football as told through his unique and compelling accounts, some dramatic, some humorous and some touching, of the lives, players, drafts, games and seasons he touched. Each episode will focus specifically on; The Career, or Part of the Career of a player or coach, A season, A game watch along, The process of building a team, A draft or round of a draft, Seminal Football Events.

Scott Schafer, Bill Polian, Rick Schaeffer


    • Oct 8, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 69 EPISODES

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    NFL Early Season Potluck

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 65:57

    In today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys take a look at several areas that are grabbing Bill's attention in the early season. From who has stood out as surprise playmakers, to what units or things are giving Bill pause and ultimately what would a potluck be without a little bit of a dive into officiating. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In-Season Roster Construction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 76:15

    In this week's episode we dive deep into the concept of in-season roster moves in the NFL. In this episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys dive deep into how your team can add and subtract players throughout the season. We get Bill's breakdown on how this year's NFL trade deadline might work. Finally we get Bill's thoughts on Week 3 in the NFL and what he is most looking forward to in the coming week. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mike Pereira Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 86:51

    In this week's very special edition of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys sit down with the former head of NFL officiating and Fox football analyst Mike Pereira to do a deep dive into what officiating in the NFL is really like. You will get to listen in on some never before heard stories and get a brand new appreciation for how hard it is to be an official in the NFL. This is one episode you do not want to miss. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What Bill is Watching

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 76:43

    In this week's episode of The Inside Football Podcast, the guys dive deep into what Bill is keeping an eye on early in this season and as you guessed it, officiating is high on his list. We find out who Bill liked in Week One, who he thought wasn't ready to play and how much we as fans should put into the first week of the season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    2021 Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 93:17


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys give you a deep dive into all you need to know for the upcoming season. We find out what Bill liked in the preseason, what teams the needle might be moving up on and what teams the needle might be moving down on. We get an in-depth breakdown of the Rookie QBs and their preseason performance and what the season might have in store for them. Finally we end with some insight into some of the rule changes and areas of focus from an officiating standpoint that we need to be aware of in the coming year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Making the Case - Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 67:36

    In this week's IFP we continue our look at players who should be in the Hall of Fame and we focus on Reggie Wayne. We get Bill's breakdown on Reggie, the player, the man and the Colt and find out what made him one of the all time greats. We also get a little bit of a breakdown of the 2001 NFL draft and all of the WR and movement that was in it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    HOF Making the Case, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 66:02

    In this special episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys look at two of Bill's best players who are not currently in the Hall of Fame but should be, Steve Tasker and Reggie Wayne. We learn what Bill thinks the criteria is and should be for Wide Receivers and Special Teams players and then we hear from Bill why these two should be wearing a gold jacket in Canton in the near future. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bruce Smith - The Hall of Famer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 52:28


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys continue taking a look at some of the careers of Bill's Hall of Fame players. Today we go deep into the career of the greatest defensive end in NFL history Bruce Smith. We find out what made Bruce tick, how he overcame some early struggles to be one of the all time greats, and we learn who had some of the biggest influence on Bruce as a man and player. This is truly a unique window into one of the all time NFL greats.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Edgerrin James - The Hall of Famer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 80:52

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys take a look at the Hall of Fame career of Edgerrin James who is arguably one of the most interesting and best running backs in NFL history. We find out what made Edge tick, what made him one of the all time great and who some of his influences were. This is truly a unique look at a true Hall of Famer in every sense of the word. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Peyton Manning - Hall of Famer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 82:43

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys take a special look at what made Peyton Manning a Hall of Fame QB. We get Bill's insight into some of the special traits that made Peyton one of the all time greats, from his legendary preparation, to his ability to dissect defenses, to his leadership ability, this is truly a masters level course in what were the key qualities that made Peyton truly elite. We also get some never before heard stories from Bill about some of Peyton's greatest pranks. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How the NFL Hall of Fame Works

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 73:28

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys begin their look at the Hall of Fame with a very special episode on how the Hall of Fame came to be, how it works with the League office and ultimately how the selection process works. This is truly a rare opportunity to talk to a Hall of Fame selector and pick his brain on how players are nominated and how they ultimately make it into Canton. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Polian's QB Categories for 2021 Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 89:24


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys complete their look at Bill's QB categories for 2021. This is a really unique episode in that we get Bill's take on analytics at large, how he uses them, how they are misused and how we should think about them. Finally we get into Bill's breakdown of the players on the fence, who needs work and who is on the decline. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Polian's QB Categories for 2021 Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 78:58


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys begin a two part look at Bill's breakdown of the QBs heading into the 2021 season. In this first part we dive deep into the top two categories, the elite and winners that need help. You are definitely going to want to find out who Bill thinks is the cream of the crop and who will ascend to elite level QB play in 2021.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    NFC West Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 89:37

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys finish their reviews of the NFL Division Offseason with what might be the toughest division in sports, the NFC West. We get Bill's breakdown of all teams, who the leaders might be and when get to the Rams we have a really interesting breakdown of team building in the modern NFL and the approaches to how best to construct a roster for the long haul. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    AFC West Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 86:37

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys do a deep dive into the AFC west and take a look at what might be one of the power divisions in the NFL in 2021. We get Bill's perspective on who the leaders might be, could the Raider or Chargers catch the Chiefs and how aware as fans we should be about how much football the Chiefs have played the last three years. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    NFC North Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 76:31

    We have climbed the technical hurdle and are back with an all new episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian. In this week's show we dive deep into a division that had quite a bit of change and maybe just a bit of change on the horizon, the NFC North. We get Bill's insight into how improved the Lions, Bears and Vikings might be, did the Packers do enough in the offseason to improve their defense and who the contenders and pretenders in the NFC North are.

    AFC North Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 92:12

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys dive deep into Rick's home division and break down one of the most fascinating groups in the NFL, the AFC North. In this episode we get Bill's perspective on the QB's in this division, who might be positioned to take the next step and who may not and are the Browns actually legit Super Bowl Contenders, and get ready because the answer might surprise you.

    NFC South Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 85:44


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys continue their tour through the offseason action in the NFL and dive deep into the NFC South. We get Bill's unique insight into what it is like to move on from a future Hall of Fame QB, what impact that has on the team beyond the field. We find out who Bill thinks improved the most and how might have taken a giant step back and the answers might surprise you.


    AFC South Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 83:58

    In this week's episode the guys dive deep into a division that you might say Bill knows pretty well, the AFC South. Colts fans you have been waiting for it, this week we get Bill's breakdown on all of the offseason moves and his perspective on how the teams in the division stack up. We find out who the contenders are in the AFC South and who might just be the largest pretender in the league. We also get Bill's unique perspective on the Jaguars after his time with Urban Meyer this week.

    NFC East Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 74:51

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys stay east and dive into one of the glamour divisions of the NFL, the NFC East. We get Bill's perspective on if this will be another down year for the division or can any of these teams pose a threat to the top teams in the NFC. Bill's gives his in depth thoughts on each of the team's drafts, who some sleepers to watch out for and ultimately what roster in the division he likes best.

    AFC East Offseason Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 79:18

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys begin their 8 part look at each division in the NFL's offseason. We get Bill's exclusive perspective on each team draft, free agent moves, trades and much more. We find out who he thinks has improved, regressed and who might be well positioned for a run in 2021. Finally we end this week's show with Bill's take on the Aaron Rodgers situation, we find out what he thinks is really going on and what the most likely outcomes will be.

    How the Draft is Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 80:59

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, we get Bill's breakdown of how the draft is really done, from how the days leading up to the draft actually work, how draft management and trades actually happen to most importantly what kind of food spread is in the draft room. So get ready to have all of the myths about the draft from movies like Draft Day blown up.

    2021 NFL Draft Review OL, DL and Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 82:45

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast the guys dive deep into the Offensive Line, Defensive Line and Edge prospects in the 2021 draft. This may be more than any other position groups in the draft affected by a lack of confirmed data, so this is a unique opportunity to get Bill's breakdown of a very hard to evaluate group of players. We find out who Bill likes, we learn that there are definitely a few Polian guys in this group and also find out why some big name prospects are in line of a position move.

    2021 NFL Draft Review RB, WR, TE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 89:16

    This week on the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian we dive deep into Bill's review of the offensive skill position players in the 2021 NFL Draft. We get a window into Bill's thinking on some of the marquee players in this draft including Kyle Pitts, DeVonte Smith, Ja'Marr Chase and many others. We find out who Bill likes, who he has some reservations on, and who a couple of Polian Guys might be. Finally we end the show with our first ever Polian Audible where he gives us a few sleepers to keep an eye on.

    2021 NFL Draft QB Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 90:08

    Here we go...This is the episode you have been waiting for, it's time for the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian to take a look at the NFL Draft QB crop for 2021. We get Bill's take on all the QB candidates in this year's draft, how they will translate to the next level, what they need to work on and what you as fans should be prepared for if your team takes one of these players. We say it a lot but this is truly a unique opportunity to hear from one the greatest talent evaluators in the history of the league give you a breakdown of the QB group in 2021. Today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code Polian at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code Polian.

    Polian's NFL Draft Rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 110:24

    Today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code Polian at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code Polian. This week we begin our four part look at the 2021 NFL draft, we learn Bill rules for how to approach it, the measurables you want to look for at every position and then ultimately how that turns into a draft board. So get ready for this rare opportunity to go into the mind of an NFL Hall of Fame GM and see how the draft is really done.

    2021 Free Agency Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 105:02

    In this very special episode of the Inside Football Football Podcast we get the unique opportunity to get Bill's take on every single player signed in Free Agency thus far. We learn how the players fit, how they might not and what this might foreshadow for your favorite teams moving forward. So get ready to go to Hall of Fame GM school in 2021 with this insanely cool chance to hear Bill's take on the first few weeks of Free Agency in the NFL. Today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code Polian at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code Polian.

    Ask Bill Anything 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 78:18

    Today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code Polian at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code Polian. This week on the Inside Football Podcast we venture into your questions for this very special and timely episode. In this week's show we get Bill's insight into what Jets might be doing, who is setting themselves up well in the offseason, who Bill's favorite announcers are and much, much more. 

    Polian's Rules for Free Agency and the 2021 Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 82:58

    Today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian is brought to you by Manscaped. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code Polian at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code Polian. This week we dive deep into free agency, we learn Bill rules for how to approach it, what types of players he would target and who you should stay away from. Finally we apply these principles to the group in 2021 and she which players Bill would target and who your team should go after, to no ones surprise their are a ton a sleeper targets.

    QB Carousel 2021 Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 85:10

    In part two of our look at the Quarterback Carousel in 2021 we dive deep into the guys who have been rumoured to be and could be on the move. Bill gives an in depth breakdown of who could go and where they might end up, while of course as only a Hall of Fame GM would, taking into account the longer term ramification of dead salary cap money and impact on general roster construction. Get ready because Bill truly has a unique look at this situation and we think you will be surprised at how much actual movement will happen. Follow The Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian on Twitter • Facebook • Instagram

    The 2021 QB Carousel Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 76:09

    It is that time of the year and QB movement is in the air. In today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian we begin our two part look at the QB Carousel in 2021, but in order to set the stage for this year's potential unprecedented movement we needed to do some research to provide some context. So to do that Bill went into the time machine and looked at every QB taken since 2009 in the first round who is no longer with the team that drafted them and then organized them into groups to figure out what went right with some and what went wrong with others in a effort to see what kind of patterns we could find. So get ready, this is truly a unique deep dive into the QB evaluation process. 

    A GM's Offseason Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 80:20

    In the special episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys legit head into the offseason. In this episode we learn from Bill what happens as soon as the season is over, how he approached getting his teams ready for Free Agency, and how clubs manage their existing rosters. In this episode we also get a crash course in NFL Economics 101, as Bill breaks down all the financial aspects of putting an NFL roster together and a little insight into how the owners make money. We would also like to thank this episode's sponsor Podcorn. If you are looking for a way to monetize your podcast or get the word out about your brand, check out Podcorn at www.podcorn.com.

    Super Bowl LV Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 62:41


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys dive deep into Super Bowl LV. We get Bill's take on the Bucs game plan, the Chiefs ability to adjust and how the game was officiated. Finally we wrap up with some Watson and Hall of Fame 2021 talk, so sit back, relax and get ready for an in depth look at the biggest game of the year. We would also like to thank this episode's sponsor Podcorn. If you are looking for a way to monetize your podcast or get the word out about your brand check out Podcorn at www.podcorn.com.


    Super Bowl 55 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 83:05


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys run through every aspect of Super Bowl 55. We get Bill's perspective on the key players, some of the matchups, a look at their week 12 game and what impact if any that will have on the Super Bowl. We dive deep into some of Bill's favorite topics including the Officiating and of course the weather. So look no further, we have the big game covered from all angles. We would also like to thank this episode's sponsor Podcorn. If you are looking for a way to monetize your podcast or get the word out about your brand check out Podcorn at www.podcorn.com.


    Championship Review and Super Bowl 25 Memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 93:36


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys do a deep dive into the Championship Games in the NFL and we get Bill's take on the officiating, the big decision in the Packer game and what the Bills need to do to get to the next level. Finally we get to hear some never before told stories from Super Bowl 25 between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants. You will not want to miss Bill's memories from his first Super Bowl in Tampa 30 years ago this week.  


    Divisional Round Review and Championship Game Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 75:31


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys give you a breakdown of the Divisional Round Games in the NFL including Bill's insight on some of the more interesting moments like the should a fumble into the endzone be a touchback. Then we wrap up this week's episode with one of the most in depth analysis on the conference championship you will find anywhere.  


    Wildcard Review & Divisional Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 111:28


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys go deep into the Wildcard Weekend in the NFL and take a look at what surprised, impressed, confused and got Bill thinking. Then we take a jump into the Divisional Round with analytics analysis on the Packers and Chiefs, finally Bill gives his thoughts and breakdown of each of the Divisional Round Matchups. So sit back, relax and get ready for this very special NFL playoff review and preview episode. 


    Wildcard Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 153:08


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys go deep into this first ever NFL Super Wildcard Weekend. We get Bill's inside scoop on the key analytics that will likely define who wins and who loses in Wildcard Weekend and how he thinks the key difference makers will be in each game and some sleeper players to keep a close eye on. Finally we get a window in how torn will be in the first ever Bill Polian Bowl when the Colts take on the Bills. 


    Ask Bill Anything #2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 82:45

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys have one last present for you under the tree and it is...Ask Bill Anything #2. In this episode we run through a wide range of topics from Bill's thoughts on some of this year's Hall of Fame Finalists, to what really happened with the AAF, to if Spring football will ever work, to the onside kick in Super Bowl 44. So sit back, relax and get ready to ring in the new year with this very special episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian. 

    The NFC After 12 Weeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 70:30


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys continue their look at the NFL landscape after 12 weeks and do a deep dive into the NFC. We find out from Bill who the lead dogs in the NFC are, who is likely to make a strong push into the playoffs, and most important of all, who Bill sees as the eventual winner of the NFC East and who from the East you would not want to see in the playoffs...*hint hint* defense always travels. 


    The AFC After 12 Weeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 68:53

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys check in on the AFC after 12 weeks and determine who the contenders are and who will be playing into late January. In this special episode, we get insight into the key metrics that matter to Bill after 12 games, what to look out for in the next 4, who is well positioned to be playing in Tampa, and which of the lead teams is likely to take an early exit in the NFL Playoffs. 

    Ask Bill Anything #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 89:33

    You guys have asked for it and we finally have it ready, it is time for the first ever "Ask Bill Anything" episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian. In this episode, we run through a gamut of topics including Pat McAfee, two QBs in the upcoming draft, the toughest venues to play in, what a GM does on Gameday in the NFL, Bill's time at ESPN, who Bill would have selected at the top of the 2012 NFL Draft and so much more. 

    The QBs of 2020, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 93:00


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys complete their look at QBs in 2020. This second part of a two-part series focuses on the top tier QBs of 2020, and Bill does a special breakdown of the running QBs.  In this special episode, we find out what truly separates the good from the great and the great from the MVPs. 


    The QBs of 2020, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 102:18

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys begin their looks at QBs in 2020. This first part of a two part series, this episode focuses on the bottom two tiers of QBs in the NFL after 10 weeks. You will get a unique window into how Bill Polian sees the current QBs in the league, who is excelling, who is struggling, and who has the needle pointing the right direction. We get insight into the metrics Bill sees as most important and what some of these QBs in the bottom tier could do to right the ship. So sit back, relax, and get ready for a masters class in QB play in 2020. 

    Trades in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 95:52


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys take an in-depth look at all the trades in the NFL in 2020, from the opening of the league year in March all the way through the trading deadline. We get Bill's unique insight into some of the more controversial moves, from the Deandre Hopkins trade, to teams maximizing value by moving veterans with no intention of ever playing for their existing team, to what is really happening with all of the roster dump moves in Jacksonville. Finally, we switch it up in the audible and take a look at two of the largest most impactful trades in NFL history featuring iconic running backs Eric Dickerson and Herschel Walker. 


    The NFC in 2020...So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 111:46


    Get ready Inside Football Nation, we are going deep into the NFC in 2020 on today's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian. The way back machine is still parked in 2020, and we are ready to take an analytics-based look at the NFC after the first six games of the season. We are going to learn who Bill thinks are the contenders in the NFC, which fans should be white knuckling it down the stretch (hint: GB, NO, LA, pay close attention), and what the big takeaways are after the first few weeks of this NFL season. So sit back, relax, and get ready to hear Bill's take on the NFC in 2020, and oh almost forgot, we get the inside scope from Bill on the Tompa Bay and what it is truly like for Bill to see TB12 play with his guys Tom Moore and Bruce Arians. 


    The AFC in 2020...So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 127:33

    We are very excited to share with you a special episode of the Inside Football with Bill Polian podcast. Today we have parked the way back machine and have entered 2020 to take an analytics based look at the AFC after the first six games of the season.  In this and next week’s episode, we are going to give you the unique opportunity to see the NFL, not in the way the media delivers it, not in the way the fantasy analysts offer it up, but in the way the real guys do it. We are gonna give you the breakdown through the eyes of an advanced scout and a GM who did it so well he made it to Canton. We are going to learn who Bill thinks are the contenders in the AFC, who we should be worried about (the answer will surprise you), and what the big takeaways are after the first few weeks of this NFL season. So sit back, relax, and get ready to hear Bill's take on the AFC in 2020.

    Marv Levy Comes to Town

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 85:29

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys complete their building the Buffalo Bill's trilogy, with a very special look at the circumstances that brought Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy to Buffalo. In the episode, we learn what the process is for bringing in a new head coach in the middle of a season, something very 2020, what the fan and player reaction was in Buffalo to bringing Marv in and we even get a little insight into some never before heard Bill Polian code names. So sit back, relax and get ready because Marv is coming to town. 

    Jim Kelly Goes to Buffalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 85:43


    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian the guys stay in Buffalo and dive deep into the 2nd major element in building the Buffalo Bills dynasty, signing Jim Kelly. This episode looks at all the permutations of the long tangled road, from Jim legendarily spurning the Bills in 83, to BIll Polian's evaluation of Jim in college and his time in the USFL and then ultimately we look at the complex and extremely famous story of the contract negotiation that brought the Hall of Fame Quarteback to Buffalo.  


    Building the Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 77:51

    Bills Mafia, you guys have been clamoring for it, so now is the time for the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polain to dive into those embryonic days of building the Buffalo Bills. In this first episode the guys head back to 1984 and 1985 and take a special look at the end of Bill's time in the USFL and his transition to the Buffalo Bills, where we learn about his time in the Pro-Personnel broom closet. We do a deep dive into the 1985 draft and finally we jump into Bill's first big negotiation with the signing of Bruce Smith.

    Cutting to 53

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 94:26

    In this week's episode of the Inside Football Podcast with Bill Polian, the guys complete their look at NFL roster construction and the cut to 53. This episode gives you a unique window into the mind of Bill Polian and his philosophy on how a roster is built, what the process looks like, when players are cut, when players are added, and how you build out your practice squad. So sit back, relax and get ready to find out how NFL rosters are actually put together.

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