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If Billick knew QBs, he sure hid it well

Brian Billick claimed that he knew quarterbacks, but he spent nine seasons as the Baltimore head coach proving exactly the opposite, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: December 31, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

After the Baltimore Ravens' lengthy search for a starting quarterback in 1999 concluded with the underwhelming signing of free-agent journeyman Scott Mitchell, then-rookie coach Brian Billick attempted to allay the concerns of unimpressed fans by self-assuredly proclaiming: "Trust me, Baltimore, I know quarterbacks."

Those came to be infamous words in Baltimore, where Billick spent the ensuing nine seasons demonstrating that he knew very little about how to fix the Ravens' chronic ...

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