POLIAN HAS A HIDDEN AGENDA? We noted recently an apparent overlap in the representation of kicker Adam Vinatieri during his negotiations with the Colts. It seems to us that Gary Uberstine initiated contact with Indy while Vinatieri was still being represented by Neil Cornrich's firm. The smoking gun came from the mouth of Colts president Bill Polian, who admitted to hearing from Uberstine last week on at least two Boston-area radio appearances. But then it occurred to us. What in the hell is Polian doing on New England radio talking about how he pilfered the Pats placekicker? Dude, you got the guy. Move on. Don't rub it in the old team's face or contribute to the stirring up of their already agitated fan base. And then it occurred to us. Perhaps Polian thinks he should be a potential candidate to replace Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, which could be prompting Polian to do what he can to inject his name into the media at a time when the pool of possibilities is being assembled. Who knows? Maybe Polian decided to ink Vinatieri this week due in part to the bump that Polian's Q rating within league circles might enjoy. Is it odd to think that? If so, it ain't much odder than the G.M. of a team who just signed a player taking time out of his schedule to talk to the media in the player's old city, especially with the draft coming up and free agency still in full bloom.