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Polian says his 18-game comments were “imprecise”

Colts president Bill Polian, who made a big stir on Monday night by describing the league’s proposed 18-game season as a “fait accompli,” has done a “face about.”

Per Anthony Schoettle of, Polian told ESPN Radio that his comments were “imprecise.”

“I created a headline that was 180 degrees from what was right,” Polian said. “Bad job by me in answering the question.”

But good job by Polian, if his goal was to spark a belated debate on whether the league should move from 16 to 18 games. He lamented the fact that a debate hadn’t occurred, and it now appears that the debate has commenced.

Setting aside any personality traits that some may regard as displeasing, the fact remains that Polian didn’t build three stellar NFL programs by being stupid.