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December 23, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The housecleaning came quickly for the Indianapolis Colts. Owner Jim Irsay reacted to the team's NFL-worst 3-13 record by firing Lindy Infante as coach and Bill Tobin as vice president and director of football operations yesterday and hiring Carolina general manager Bill Polian to a six-year contract as president. Irsay said he acted quickly because Polian was under contract to Carolina, and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson gave him until yesterday to close the deal. The Colts will send their third-round pick in the April draft to Carolina in exchange for the signing.
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April 25, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Mel Kiper got a taste of his own medicine. The ESPN draft analyst, who has made a career out of second-guessing NFL clubs for their draft day decisions, was verbally hammered on the air yesterday by Colts football operations chief Bill Tobin after Kiper criticized him for failing to select a quarterback with one of the Colts' two first-round picks. "To my knowledge, (Kiper) has never put on a jockstrap, has never been a scout, has never been an administrator," Tobin said in an interview with ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
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March 24, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The Indianapolis Colts have decided to trade Jeff George, according to a published report. The Indianapolis Star reported today that Bill Tobin, the team's vice president of football operations, made the decision to grant George's wish to be traded. "We have made the determination we will trade Jeff," Tobin told the newspaper from Orlando, Fla., where the NFL owners are meeting. Tobin said he was meeting with the Atlanta Falcons to discuss a trade of George, who boycotted the team's training camp for 36 days last summer for reasons he has never publically explained.
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April 5, 1990 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
"The best thing that I can say about Plan B is that it's over. " - Bill Tobin, Chicago Bears' vice president of player personnel Bill Tobin is upset. No, make that angry. No, make that fuming. It has been two days since the NFL closed the Plan B betting windows, and Tobin is assessing the latest damage done to his football team by this 2-year- old, free-agency monster. A year ago, he watched helplessly as nine unprotected Bears followed their financial instincts and defected to other clubs.
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February 8, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Head coach Ted Marchibroda and the Indianapolis Colts are at "ground zero" in their contract talks, and the team says he is free to look for another job. Bill Tobin, the Colts' director of football operations, said yesterday the team offered Marchibroda a one-year contract on Jan. 21. But he said the 64-year-old coach wants a longer agreement to replace the four-year deal he signed when he joined the Colts in 1992. "They're nowhere as of this point," Tobin said of the negotiations.
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February 3, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
On his first day as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Gregg Williams proved adept at coming up with the right answers. Consider how he handled the curve ball Bills owner Ralph Wilson threw him yesterday. "Was it a forward pass, Gregg?" Wilson asked, referring to last season's Music City Miracle, in which the Tennessee Titans beat the Bills on a controversial, last second home-run throwback in the AFC wild-card playoff game. Responded a smiling Williams, who was then the Titans' defensive coordinator: "As of today, my thinking was it was a forward pass.
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February 12, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Austria, Italy and Slovenia yesterday announced an unprecedented bid to host the 2006 Winter Olympics at sites in the three countries. The plan has the support of all three national governments. It is the creation of local authorities in the bordering towns of Arnoldstein, Austria; Tarvisio, Italy; and Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The three sites are within nine miles of one another. COLLEGES Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, has agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $250,000 a year.
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February 9, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Free agent quarterback Jim Harbaugh will remain with the Indianapolis Colts next season even if the club has to designate him its franchise player to keep him, general manager Jim Irsay said yesterday. Irsay told WGN Radio in Chicago that he hopes to sign Harbaugh to a contract, but will designate him as a franchise player if a deal cannot be worked out. As a franchise player, Harbaugh would remain in Indianapolis and be paid at least the average salary of the top five quarterbacks in the league, putting him in the neighborhood of $4 million a year.
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January 8, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
John Madden may eventually end up in ABC's Monday Night Football booth, but he said yesterday that reports that a deal had already been completed were not accurate. "I haven't decided on anything, and I won't until after the season," Madden said from his apartment in New York. "This is the fun part of the season and I want to enjoy it. " The New York Post reported that Madden's arrival at ABC was a "mere formality," and USA Today said that Madden had recently agreed to a $2.5 million-a-year deal with ABC after rejecting a $4 million offer from Fox. "I haven't heard those numbers from anybody, so that tells me the source for these stories is an outsider who doesn't really know what is going on," Madden said.
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July 14, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The Indianapolis Colts gave defensive lineman Steve Emtman an ultimatum - renegotiate or be released. The Colts, trying to maneuver under the salary cap, said yesterday they can't afford his contract for this season. Bill Tobin, the team's director of football operations, called the decision the "toughest I've made since joining the Colts. " Emtman, the No. 1 pick in the 1992 NFL draft, has been beset by injuries since joining the team from the University of Washington.
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February 3, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
On his first day as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Gregg Williams proved adept at coming up with the right answers. Consider how he handled the curve ball Bills owner Ralph Wilson threw him yesterday. "Was it a forward pass, Gregg?" Wilson asked, referring to last season's Music City Miracle, in which the Tennessee Titans beat the Bills on a controversial, last second home-run throwback in the AFC wild-card playoff game. Responded a smiling Williams, who was then the Titans' defensive coordinator: "As of today, my thinking was it was a forward pass.
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November 22, 1999 | by Marcus Hayes , Daily News Sports Writer
We have seen the future, and it is theirs. The future wears horseshoes, but its pending success has little to do with luck. Like the Jacksonville Jaguars of two seasons ago, the Indianapolis Colts now wear the mantle of the NFL's best young team. They are what the Eagles one day hope to be, especially on offense. They are blessed with a quarterback in Peyton Manning, a running back in Edgerrin James and a wide receiver in Roman Catholic High School product Marvin Harrison who have shown a wealth of talent, and they are surrounded by young offensive linemen, fairly young tight ends and other young, if unproven, receivers.
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December 23, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The housecleaning came quickly for the Indianapolis Colts. Owner Jim Irsay reacted to the team's NFL-worst 3-13 record by firing Lindy Infante as coach and Bill Tobin as vice president and director of football operations yesterday and hiring Carolina general manager Bill Polian to a six-year contract as president. Irsay said he acted quickly because Polian was under contract to Carolina, and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson gave him until yesterday to close the deal. The Colts will send their third-round pick in the April draft to Carolina in exchange for the signing.
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October 2, 1996 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Ask an NFL general manager or pro scouting director about Jeff George and chances are, he'll tell you two things. First, he will tell you George is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league. Then, he'll tell you he doesn't want to get near the guy. "Jeff George might have as quick a release and as good an arm as anybody I've ever scouted," said Bill Tobin, the Indianapolis Colts' vice president of football operations. "That gives you a chance to be a great quarterback, but it doesn't make you a great quarterback.
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August 26, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
In the NFL, being well-paid sometimes doesn't pay. As teams got down to the 53-man limit yesterday, many used the most common method of the salary-cap era - when in doubt, cut the guy with the higher salary. Indianapolis, for example, released Craig Erickson, who was obtained last year in a trade to be their long-term quarterback. But he was beaten out early last season by Jim Harbaugh, who signed a four-year, $13 million deal this year, making Erickson's $2 million too much to carry.
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April 19, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ray Rhodes wants to move up in tomorrow's NFL draft. Bill Tobin may opt to move down. Could the Eagles and Indianapolis Colts swap picks? "If the player isn't there that we want, we will entertain dropping back but not out of the first round," said Tobin, the Colts' director of football operations, on Wednesday. Tobin won't say to whom he's been talking, only that there are clubs interested in dealing with him. Sources confirmed yesterday that the Eagles have made calls to many teams ahead of them in the draft this week to see if they might be interested in dealing.
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February 12, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Austria, Italy and Slovenia yesterday announced an unprecedented bid to host the 2006 Winter Olympics at sites in the three countries. The plan has the support of all three national governments. It is the creation of local authorities in the bordering towns of Arnoldstein, Austria; Tarvisio, Italy; and Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The three sites are within nine miles of one another. COLLEGES Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, has agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $250,000 a year.
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February 10, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Ted Marchibroda brought the Indianapolis Colts a measure of success and respectability, although not enough to save his job as coach. Marchibroda, who took the Colts within one play of the Super Bowl, said yesterday he will not return next season. Bill Tobin, the team's director of football operations, said two days ago that Marchibroda had rejected a one-year contract extension, which was then withdrawn. The pair met briefly yesterday, and Marchibroda said he was told "they were going to go in a different direction.
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February 9, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Free agent quarterback Jim Harbaugh will remain with the Indianapolis Colts next season even if the club has to designate him its franchise player to keep him, general manager Jim Irsay said yesterday. Irsay told WGN Radio in Chicago that he hopes to sign Harbaugh to a contract, but will designate him as a franchise player if a deal cannot be worked out. As a franchise player, Harbaugh would remain in Indianapolis and be paid at least the average salary of the top five quarterbacks in the league, putting him in the neighborhood of $4 million a year.
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February 8, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Head coach Ted Marchibroda and the Indianapolis Colts are at "ground zero" in their contract talks, and the team says he is free to look for another job. Bill Tobin, the Colts' director of football operations, said yesterday the team offered Marchibroda a one-year contract on Jan. 21. But he said the 64-year-old coach wants a longer agreement to replace the four-year deal he signed when he joined the Colts in 1992. "They're nowhere as of this point," Tobin said of the negotiations.
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