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OnTheWarpath58
01-17-2007, 04:28 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2734122&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens extended coach Brian Billick's contract Wednesday following the best season in franchise history.

The team simply sent out a one-line statement to make the announcement, and promised no further details or discussion.

Asked about his contract Monday, Billick made it clear he would prefer the situation remain a personal matter.

"I hope you don't misunderstand why I am hesitant to talk about my contract going forward," he said. "Beyond the personal side, it's not very comfortable to sit and pick up the paper and read your personal finances all over the page."

Billick's current contract was to last through 2007 and his future with the team was in doubt after a disappointing 2005 season. But the team went 13-3 before being eliminated from the playoffs Saturday with a 15-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

In nine seasons under Billick, Baltimore is 75-53. His nine seasons as coach is tied with Philadelphia's Andy Reid for the third-longest current run in the NFL behind Jeff Fisher of Tennessee (13) and Denver's Mike Shanahan (12).

Buck
01-17-2007, 04:29 PM
I wonder how many people care about this.

Skip Towne
01-17-2007, 04:33 PM
I wonder how many people care about this.
:shrug:

dirk digler
01-17-2007, 04:33 PM
I thought he had good chance to get fired and by his quotes I think it came to almost that. I bet if he fails next year he is gone.

stevieray
01-17-2007, 04:34 PM
I wonder how many people care about this.

you obviously do.

Buck
01-17-2007, 04:36 PM
you obviously do.

Not really. Have fun at the Superbowl though.

jidar
01-17-2007, 04:53 PM
His nine seasons as coach is tied with Philadelphia's Andy Reid for the third-longest current run in the NFL behind Jeff Fisher of Tennessee (13) and Denver's Mike Shanahan (12).

Uh.. Hello? Bill Cowher? sheesh.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-17-2007, 04:53 PM
"Following the best season in franchise history"...

Gee, and I thought having your franchise player get off the hook for murder charges while also winning the Super Bowl would be the best season in their history. I must be a fool.