In end, Billick couldn't overcome offensive struggles

The Ravens' Brian Billick became like the emperor with no clothes on, with his greatest weaknesses as a head coach becoming exposed more and more every year. Full Story
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Still a Fan

Mahwah, NJ

#110 Jan 2, 2008
gscaton wrote:
Well I guess you are happy, you ran Billick out out town. From day 1 are you did was bad mouth him. Yes he did have to go, his time has come, but you were always so negative. Alot of times you were very preduice in your column. You seem to always pick on the white and not the black. You won't have nothing to write about now. I wonder how long you will give the new coach before you start bad mouthing. I guess that depends on the color
Wrong.Mike Preston didn't run Billick out of town. Maybe it was his 26-27 record since the 7-4 start in '04. Maybe it was no playoff wins since '01. It wasn't Preston, though. You can hate him all you want, but if Billick were successful he would still be the coach.
RFan

Bethpage, NY

#111 Jan 3, 2008
Chris wrote:
Mike tells it like it is and there is some very good points in this article. Like the tutoring of a bust in Boller...great point. Billick has blown smoke his whole career. Marv Lewis was responsible for that Superbowl win.
What peeves me most are people that don't get it and go after Mr. Preston for just telling it like it is. What a bunch of worms...you don't get it and you never will. This guy is great and we need more like him and less of you little whiny queens that have the insight and knowledge of a turd.
Preston wrote, "Who cared if the Ravens went through three offensive coordinators and still didn't have a top 20 offense?"

The Raven's offense was ranked 16th in 2000, 14th in 2001, and 17th in 2006.

In 2001, if they averaged 6.5 (six and a half) more yards per game, they would have had a top ten offense. In 2001 Jamal Lewis did not play due to an injury during the pre-season and they traded Priest Holmes. Also they paid big money for the OT Leon Searcy who did not play a down during the regular season. It is not a stretch to say that if either Jamal or Leon had played during the regular seasons, the Ravens would have had a top 10 offense in 2001.

It is bad enough that Preston’s opinions and predictions are often very poor (eg. Ravens winning the division and Pittsburgh finishing last or next to last); however, there is no excuse for getting your facts wrong.

Yet, this is the guy you think is great and those that disagree with him have “knowledge of a turd.”
The Raven's offense was ranked 16th in 2000, 14th in 2001, and 17th in 2006.

In 2001, if they averaged 6.5 (six and a half) more yards per game, they would have had a top ten offense. In 2001 Jamal Lewis did not play due to an injury during the pre-season and they traded Priest Holmes. Also they paid big money for the OT Leon Searcy who did not play a down during the regular season. It is not a stretch to say that if either Jamal or Leon had played during the regular seasons, the Ravens would have had a top 10 offense in 2001.

It is bad enough that you opinions and predictions are often very poor (eg. Ravens winning the division and Pittsburgh finishing last or next to last); however, there is no excuse for getting your facts wrong.
RFan

Bethpage, NY

#112 Jan 3, 2008
Craig wrote:
You all say that you do not want Cowher because he has only won one superbowl. Answer this, despite the coaches for New England and Denver, what current coach has won more than one superbowl? What current corrdinator has won a superbowl as a nfl coach?
Joe Gibbs
TWO

Ellicott City, MD

#114 Jan 6, 2008
Billick went 80-64 in 9 years as the Ravens head coach. At the end of the day, why should I give a crap if his offense scored points or his defense gave them up? Wins and losses should be the only thing that matter. If we do better than 80-64 in the next 9 years, then this was a good move. If not, then it proves that Preston you are as big of a moron as those that continue to read your articles.

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