Posts Tagged ‘Brian Billick’

Mayock: Teams either buy into QBs or don’t

The third annual NFL.com mock draft, like its predecessors, was an interesting endeavor in looking at how the first round could ultimately play out, with NFL Network and NFL.com analysts playing the roles of general managers.

Newton to Panthers (in NFL Network’s mock draft)

NEW YORK – It’s not the most formal of mock drafts, but the NFL Network’s third annual roundtable mock draft is one of our last looks at how the analysts see the first round of the NFL Draft unfolding.

Billick: Ingram better than rated

NFL Network analyst Brian Billick opened his running back chat on NFL.com on Tuesday by saying that the value of today’s running back as been diminished, not because of skill, but because team are not putting a high value on the position. That shouldn’t matter to Mark Ingram.

How much does character count?

In separate news conferences Saturday, two high-profile quarterback prospects — Cam Newton and Ryan Mallett — fielded questions from the media that had nothing to do with their ability to run an offense. The inquiries stem from both combine participants’ off-the-field problems and legal issues.

A look back at Day 1

As we wrap up Day 1 of the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, we’ll leave you with a few thoughts (some random), observations and highlights from what we’ve heard.

Billick: ‘I have major, major questions about Cam’

Former Ravens coach Brian Billick has coached some strong personalities during his NFL career, from Cris Carter to Ray Lewis. But that doesn’t mean that the recent comments from Cam Newton did not raise a red flag.

Pro Bowl move fine with Bradshaw

There were a few heads scratched last year when the Pro Bowl was moved to the week before the Super Bowl instead following it per the norm.

Playbook Picks: Steelers are unanimous choice

It’s prediction time again for “Playbook” analysts Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick.

Playbook picks: Patriots will silence chatty Jets

The Jets are doing a lot of talking, but Playbook analysts Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick aren’t buying the hype. All three like the Patriots.

Billick: Saints will cruise over ‘Hawks through air

Brian Billick doesn’t believe the Seattle Seahawks will be much of a match for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Coaches have no blueprint for new OT rule

When the decision to kickoff or receive to start the overtime arises, I would think very seriously about giving the other team the ball first if defense was my strength and we were facing an offense I felt like we could control.

Playbook picks: Split on the Falcons-Saints tilt

All good things must come to an end … or so they say. Well, one of our “Playbook” analysts sees the Saints’ one-year reign over the NFC South coming to an end on Monday night.

Have we seen the last of Favre?

After 19 seasons, 186 wins, 505 touchdowns, 71,413 yards and 297 consecutive starts, have ween seen the last of Brett Favre on the field?

Playbook picks: Pats just too good for Bears

It’s an annual rite of passage for the NFL’s prognosticators. A surprise team exceeds expectations and forces the experts to rethink their original forecasts.

Spagnuolo: Rams learned from 1-15 season

Coach Steve Spagnuolo joined Brian Billick and Jim Mora to discuss the Rams’ improved defense, QB Sam Bradford and leading the NFC West.

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