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Polian: Bills are “relatively competitive”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 21, 2013 – 7:40 pm

He took the Buffalo Bills to three Super Bowls, and then won the big game with the Indianapolis Colts. And Bills Wall of Famer Bill Polian always keeps an eye on his former team in Buffalo.

Polian was a guest Thursday night on The John Murphy Show podcast from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. And he was asked how far away the Bills might be from playoff contention.

“I think it’s a relatively competitive team,” he said. “Let’s face it, they took the Pats right to the wire, and but for a bad call, they might have won the game. The Patriots are the team you have to beat, and the division is what you have to win. Nobody’s ever far away in today’s National Football League, that’s for sure.”

Polian told host John Murphy a number of things have to come together for the Bills to get into the playoffs after a 13-year drought.

“If the defense is able to coalesce, and they get a little bit better in the secondary, that’s pretty much at a level that you would need to compete,” he said. “CJ Spiller is a home run hitter. He needs someone to spell him and carry that load. You must run the ball in the National Football League and you absolutely must run it in Buffalo. They need to get a running attack with CJ Spiller and somebody else. Who that somebody else is, let’s hope it’s Fred, let’s hope he’s healthy. And they need a little more consistently receiving, they need a deep threat down the field. I like the offensive line, it would be great if they can keep Levitre. I don’t know whether that can happen or not.”

The entire interview with Bill Polian is available at

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