Ravens extend Billick's contract
NFL.com wire reports
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (Jan. 17, 2007) -- The Baltimore Ravens extended coach Brian Billick's contract 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 on Jan. 15, 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 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).
Whatever the length of the extension is(I'll guess two years)I'll bet "Egghead" Billick never sees the end of it and gets the boot before hand.