Thursday, January 21, 2010

Billick feels slighted by Bills

Brian Billick isn’t very happy these days according to WGRZ in Buffalo. WGRZ’s Aaron Saykin spoke with the former Ravens Head Coach who initially took the high road without showing any detectable bitterness over the Bills decision to not seriously consider Billick for their coaching vacancy.

When asked if Bills GM Buddy Nix had spoken to him about the job, Billick initially was a bit restrained.

"They've made a good choice in Chan Gailey," Billick said. "I really don't want to comment on what was, or what was not discussed, or who I talked to, or if I talked to it. They went about their process. They came up with Chan Gailey. It'll be interesting to see how it goes."

Billick went on to say: "Chan Gailey is a good coach. I think he's done a nice job. I don't think I need to get drawn into that."

After stewing on the conversation with Saykin for a bit, Billick called back about 15minutes later to clarify a few points.

"I just wanted to make sure I was clear that [Nix] had not called," Billick said. "Why he had not called a coach with a Super Bowl ring, 10 wins a year for nine years, having orchestrated the highest-scoring offense and defense in the history of the league, is a question worth asking. But I never spoke with Mr. Nix."

Obviously Billick, a man who normally chooses his words very carefully, was just busting at the seams and couldn’t help but jump up on the desk and pound his chest like an 800 pound gorilla – you know, in the proverbial sense.

Billick certainly brings credibility and a pretty decent resume to the table. But his ego, clearly on display here, could keep him off the radar screen for clubs seeking coaches in the future.

Just to clarify, Billick’s math is conveniently skewed. He averaged 9.4 wins per season including playoff victories and during four of his nine seasons his teams were at or below .500.

Oh and if you are going to take credit for the highest scoring offense as a coordinator Brian, you have to give it up for the best scoring defense to Marvin Lewis.


Jerry B said...

Billick will always deserve "props" for winning a Super Bowl and, on balance, he had a relatively successful run here. Unfortunately, he will also always be inextricably tied to Kyle Boller, who he arrogantly insisted was a "franchise" QB when it was apparent to everyone else on the planet that he was.....wrong! That's a fact that may weigh heavily on prospective owners....

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that he had to open his mouth about the hiring. He only made his situation look very desperate.

What is really sad is that he is doing a great job on network television between the NFL Network, The Fox Sports Network, his talk radio appearances and his new book. He is still being paid and will be paid for one more year at the handsome salary of $5 million by the Ravens. Why does he show any interest at all in coaching one of the most unsuccessful franchises in the NFL?

It is like a girl calling a guy for a date. It is something that you just don't do. He would attract more interest if he played hard to get like Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher.

All in all, I personally don't think Billick will ever get another head coaching job in the NFL; but will do very well as a sports commentator. This is really his true calling.

Harryos29 said...

HARRY OS 29 Jan 22 2010
...Yes, Billick deserves props for the SUPERBOWL; But, just think how much more respected he would have been, had he not been such a BLOCK HEAD by selecting The Wrong Quarterback, in Kyle Boller..

..2003 NFL Draft Prospects - Tony Romo
Guide picks
Tony Romo is the best quarterback in Division I-AA football and will probably be a late-round selection in the 2003 NFL Draft. These resources provide you with Tony Romo profiles, pictures, statistics, news, and more.
I took the liberty of turning back the clock to 2003.. and found the report above which I high-lighted.
NUFF SAID on Billicks LEAP OF FAITH On Quarterbacks.

Harryos29 said...

Harryos 29 Jan 24th
Billick should have looked at TONY ROMO.. yea..he was a Divsion I aa player..but was much better than BOLLER.billick wasted at least 2 superbowls: We had the Defense to do it..but Boller was not the right choice to lead the Offense.