I don't know Bill Polian. Seems nice enough. Had success everywhere he's been. He's probably a bright guy. But in his new life as ESPN talking head, he's taking just about the dumbest possible position on the latest Saints scandal, and sticking to it with all his might.
"I don't know what kind of competitive advantage you could get," Polian said of ESPN's report that Saints GM Mickey Loomis had wiretapped opposing coaches. And the next day, belaboring the point: "I can't see how they could have gotten information that would have been of use to them."
We already covered the myriad ways a team could benefit from this, but perhaps there's no need for us to mention them. Polian knows exactly what they could have done with the signals. In a USA Today article in 2008, Polian addressed Spygate: