What It’s Like To Be A Head Coach Of An NFL Team

This is a greatFresh Air interview with Brian Billick, the former Vikings assistant, and Baltimore Ravens’ head coach, about what it’s like to be a coach of an NFL team.

From the NPR web site: On January 28, 2001, Coach Brian Billick led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants. The Ravens became only the third wild card team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl — and gave Baltimore its first Super Bowl title in 30 years.

Billick played college football at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Brigham Young University. He was drafted in 1977 by the San Francisco 49ers, but never played in the NFL.

Billick spent nine seasons as the Ravens’ head coach after seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Vikings. After leaving the Ravens, Billick immediately took a position as an analyst with NFL on FOX. Billick’s new book, More Than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL, details his long career in the NFL and analyzes current trends in the league.

Koren Robinson Signs, Chester Taylor To Visit

The signed to a three-year deal and will have running back in for a visit today. .

The Koren Robinson signing is big because in addition to being our best reciever, he’s a great return man, something we haven’t had in a long time. Robinson would certainly have garnered quite a bit of interest because he would’ve been among the best of a thin free agency field of receivers. I would’ve hated to lose him.

‘ backup his entire career, Taylor’s best season was 2004 when he played in all 16 games and started four. He finished second on the team in rushing and made a career high 160 carries for 714 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He scored two touchdowns and caught 30 receptions for 184 yards.

Though he gained on 487 yards on 117 carries last year, that was still good enough for a 4.2 yard per carry average. He upped his reception total to 41, gaining 292 yards.

Taylor was used primarily as a third-down and change of pace back by the Ravens.

that the Vikings are trying to arrange a visit with guard .

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