Yes he did what?
read the quotes
Polian did give up a 1st rounder for Tony Ugoh, who he thought was a 1st round rated LT, in a trade with the 49ers. That happened due to the sudden retirement of Tarik Glenn after our SB win. At least that happened before the draft, unlike the Andrew Luck retirement,
Then I said
Actually, I think he moved up to take Ugoh, BEFORE Glenn announced his retirement. Don't know if Polian was told privately or not. The way it went down, I thought that Glenn saw Bill pick his replacement, so Glenn got po, ed and decided to just retire one year early. ( I think his contract had one year left)
I said later that he might not have been po'ed, (but I thought the terms were not totally friendly)
but when your boss tells you to lose weight and then drafts your replacement before you DECIDED to retire (in May, after the draft, as the article says) that pretty much means he was partly pushed out the door. Especially, as the article says, nobody tried to convince him to stay.
my comment wasn't exactly accurate (but you like to try to pounce on my inaccuracies anyway) but that's a far cry from saying that Polian drafted Ugoh after Glenn told him he was going to retire. And no where near close to the Luck or AC situations.