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GoReds33
12-31-2007, 02:05 PM
In news that I didn't think would happen, the Ravens fired coach Brian Billick.

I'll put up the story when I find it.

hebroncougar
12-31-2007, 02:06 PM
In news that I didn't think would happen, the Ravens fired coach Brian Billick. Hey, maybe he'll come here as defensive coordinator?:)

He's never been a defensive guy. He was offensive coordinator in Minnesota before Baltimore. Just like Lewis, he never could get his "specialty" to work with his team as a head coach.

GoReds33
12-31-2007, 02:07 PM
He's never been a defensive guy. He was offensive coordinator in Minnesota before Baltimore. Just like Lewis, he never could get his "specialty" to work with his team as a head coach.My bad...

Still, he's gotta be better than Bresnehan.

WMR
12-31-2007, 02:07 PM
:cry:

GoReds33
12-31-2007, 02:10 PM
Sources: Ravens fire Billick after disappointing year
By: Jay Glazer

Despite his insistence that his job was safe, the Brian Billick era in Baltimore is over.

The team fired their head coach Monday, FOXSports.com has learned, capping an extremely disappointing season.

This comes one day after FOX Sports reported that the players and other employees informed team owner Steve Biscotti that Billick had completely lost the locker room and could not win them back.

Billick was hired as an offensive guru but during his tenure it was his defenses that won for the Ravens, especially their Super Bowl title. Over time Billick was unable to get his QBs to star and his offenses stalled year in and year out.

Earlier this year he proclaimed that he had been given the vote of confidence from Biscottit but that was never confirmed and was obviously not true.

WMR
12-31-2007, 02:13 PM
They should be firing some of the senior citizens on that defense.

flyer85
12-31-2007, 02:15 PM
smart move ... if they are really smart then either Schottenheimer or Cowher will be the next coach.

flyer85
12-31-2007, 02:16 PM
They should be firing some of the senior citizens on that defense.don't really have any other than Ray Lewis(who can still play). They were on locally and I watched some of the game against the Steelers. Simms pointed out how much talent was still on the roster that had been decimated by injuries.

hebroncougar
12-31-2007, 02:28 PM
smart move ... if they are really smart then either Schottenheimer or Cowher will be the next coach.

Who owns the Ravens now? Is it still Modell (I'm thinking no). If so, Schottenheimer's already worked for him once. That is one guy I'd LOVE for the Bengals to hire.

WVRed
12-31-2007, 02:28 PM
In an ironic move, I look for Billick to be the Falcons next head coach.

flyer85
12-31-2007, 02:30 PM
Who owns the Ravens now? Is it still Modell (I'm thinking no). If so, Schottenheimer's already worked for him once. That is one guy I'd LOVE for the Bengals to hire.IIRC, Modell sold out a few years back.

Yachtzee
12-31-2007, 02:34 PM
IIRC, Modell sold out a few years back.

Modell moved the team to Baltimore to get out from under bad debts he piled up while they were the Browns. His plan was to clear out the debt so he could pass the team on to his son. IIRC, he still couldn't keep his finances under control in Baltimore and had to sell out to Bisciotti.

Reds4Life
12-31-2007, 03:05 PM
They will go after Cowher.

Dom Heffner
12-31-2007, 03:13 PM
Cowher has already said he's out for this year, I believe.

He'll come back next year, most likely.

UKFlounder
12-31-2007, 03:21 PM
Rex Ryan, their DC might be a leading candidate

KronoRed
12-31-2007, 04:19 PM
They lost to the Dolphins, reason enough to fire a coach

UKFlounder
12-31-2007, 04:47 PM
They lost to the Dolphins,

and TWICE to the Bengals :eek:

Fire the whole organization :)

CTA513
12-31-2007, 10:08 PM
According to yahoo Rex Ryan was also fired, but will be considered for the head coaching job.


Billick was fired Monday, less than 24 hours after his team concluded a season of high expectations with a disappointing 5-11 record. His entire staff, including defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, also was dismissed.



Ryan will be considered for the head coaching job, but Newsome said he will "be calling and talking to a lot of people."

macro
01-01-2008, 01:24 AM
Once Ray Lewis is gone, I will have no reason left to hate the Ravens. Glad to see Billick gone.

savafan
01-01-2008, 01:35 AM
Once Ray Lewis is gone, I will have no reason left to hate the Ravens. Glad to see Billick gone.

Give me 20 more years, and then I may be able to put aside my loathing for them as the team which was the rape of Cleveland.

MWM
01-01-2008, 01:40 AM
I wonder if they'll want to talk to Marvin Lewis given his past with that franchise?

camisadelgolf
01-01-2008, 09:30 AM
The Bengals should demote Marvin Lewis to defensive coordinator and hire Billick as the head coach. It worked before, right?

Boss-Hog
01-01-2008, 01:09 PM
I think they should hire Rex Ryan as their defensive coordinator.

Yachtzee
01-01-2008, 02:18 PM
I think they should hire Rex Ryan as their defensive coordinator.

That would be nice. I don't want Billick anywhere near the Bengals though.

Highlifeman21
01-01-2008, 02:32 PM
In an ironic move, I look for Billick to be the Falcons next head coach.

I checked this thread to see if someone would make this point, and here it is.

Billick to ATL wouldn't shock me in the least, in fact I think it might be the safest bet of the offseason.

CTA513
01-01-2008, 03:31 PM
I think they should hire Rex Ryan as their defensive coordinator.


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