The news came as a shock to several Colts players, who used Twitter to express their shock:
So what happens now???
whoaaaa!!!!! Bill and Chris Polian fired
I wonder who the new boss will be?
McAfee also used Twitter to express gratitude towards Polian for picking him in 2009:
Bill Polian took a chance on me when no other team wanted to.. I'll always be grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to be a Colt.
The Colts have a 5:00 p.m. ET press conference scheduled. Likely, it is there where owner Jim Irsay will officially announce the firing of the Polians. We also might have some news as to who the new general manager is, but make no mistake. After today, the 'new boss' is Jim Irsay.