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Bill Polian defends Peyton Manning’s legacy

February 5, 2014

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Ahead of Sunday, Peyton Manning, 1-1 all-time in Super Bowls, still faced questions about his ability to win “the big game.” Following the blowout loss to the Seahawks, the questions remain.

SiriusXM NFL Radio analyst Bill Polian was President and Vice Chairman of the Indianapolis Colts from 1997 to 2011, and drafted Peyton Manning. During his tenure, his team went to the playoffs 11 times, winning eight division titles, two AFC Championships and one Super Bowl – a win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

Polian had strong feelings for those that suggested Manning’s legacy was tarnished by his loss in Super Bowl XLVIII.

People say he can’t win the big one. Well, he won the big one. I’m looking at the trophy and I have the ring to prove it. So, he won one. That one doesn’t wash. Tom Brady‘s lost, how many, two championship games and one Super Bowl in the past five years [...] Does that tarnish his legacy? It’s ludicrous.

On SiriusXM NFL Radio‘s The Opening Drive, Solomon Wilcots and Ross Tucker debated how much of an effect the Super Bowl loss will have on Manning’s place among the great quarterbacks in NFL history.

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