Despite the chaotic mess that has been the National Football League (NFL) free agency scene, Colts President Bill Polian was able to find himself some free time to tee off in the opening of the "Pete Dye Golf Trail".
Not to worry Colts fans, his son and Vice President Chris Polian was still back at the offices working hard.
"When the Governor (Mitch Daniels) invited me it was a great way to both honor Mr. and Mrs. Dye," said Polian with a smile. "But it's a great way to clear my head. However, I won't play eighteen holes, I'll let (Chris) answer the phones for a little while."
Of course in the eyes of Colts fans Polian has already earned himself a well-deserved break for the club's efforts on Wednesday. Veteran free agents in placekicker Adam Vinatieri and safety Melvin Bullitt have both committed to three-year deals to return with the Colts, both fan-favorites who will be important for the Colts' success down the road.
"It certainly is a good thing," said Polian. "You always worry when you can't sign a contract. We have seen at least one situation reneged today, but I don't think that will be the case with these two fellows. We are still working on others, so we will see how it goes."
Of course you can't talk about Colts contracts without the question-mark that is hanging over franchise quarterback Peyton Manning. Though it's not necessarily a question if Manning will return to the team, but more as to when he'll return to the team and at what price.
"This is not something that is going to get done overnight," said Polian. "We'll work through it, and we're well on the way to doing that, to getting to the work. We'll see how it goes. I can't predict how it will go, but one thing we'll know is that we'll be here. That is for sure. Now under what financial circumstances remains to be seen, but we're working on it and will continue to work on it."
However there is no such certainty that running back Joseph Addai will be returning (four touchdowns, 495 yards in eight games in 2010) to the squad.
"That market was frozen until the young man in Carolina signed," said Polian, talking about DeAngelo Williams five-year, $43 million dollar contract.
"So the first thing we knew that market had to be made and we'll see where it goes. We certainly have expressed interest in having him back and we have talked to his agent, but the market was very slow there, so we'll see over the next couple of days. I can't say one way or the other if we can get him back, we'd like to get him back, but the nature of free agency is you can't always get what you want."
But after Polian's round of golf is over, after free agency calms down, and once the Colts return to the gridiron, Polian believes the team will be ready to play.
"In the end we'll be on the field and ready to go with as good as a team as we can put on the field."