Lofunzo wrote:It is amazing to me that Billick can run 1 of the best offenses in recent times in Minnesota and then follow that up by guiding 1 of the worst NFL offenses in Baltimore for this long.
It is amazing to me that people want to put a nice little label on everything and dub it the undisputable truth.
In Billick's case he was a succesfull coach on a team that had the offensive talent and mindset to set records. Denny Green ran that team, and under him the defense was horrible, largely ignored during the draft, and the coaches couldn't stop the bleeding. Offense mattered. defense didn't.
Billick is dubbed an 'offensive genius' and the debate is over. Everyone repeats it. Everyone accepts it as undisputed fact. Everyone is so smart to realize the offensive genius that is Brian BIllick.
He's a good coach. His presence does not guarantee an offensive juggernaut. The Ravens have always been a defensive minded team since Billick has been there. He has largely kept that identity intact, and has failed miserably on his attempts to overhaul the offense. On top of that, he let Priest Holmes walk away to sign with KC for peanuts.
Sheer offensive genius. I don't mean that in a way to mock Billick, I mean it towards us who repeat it. I'm also not trying to point the finger at everyone else - because I doubt everyone else drafted Tony Banks, Jamal Lewis and Travis Taylor one year in their money league league hoping to cash in on the Billick genius (like I did).
I see the same thing happening to Norv Turner. For years he was an offensive guru who ran schemes that resulted in elite fantasy RB's such as Emmitt Smith, Stephen Davis, Ricky WIlliams. A Norv Turner offense was fantasy gold for the RB.
Now he is single handedly destroying LT's production according to some. If Chargers fans want to trade Childress for Turner straight up, I'm willing.