Billick Releases Statement on Being Fired

The following statement is from Brian Billick in the wake of being fired earlier today:

“It has been a great ride with the Ravens and the fans here. My family and I have grown to love this area, and this is where we will continue to live.

“I’ve always bragged that this is the best organization, and it is because of the people here. They are the most competent. They made my job easier because of the support they give to make sure the focus is always about finding a way to win. In particular, my relationship with Ozzie Newsome is special. I think the way we worked is the way coaching and personnel should. I’ll miss our scrimmaging about how to make things work for the team.

“The passion, the dedication and the willingness to work by the players is so appreciated. Even in this difficult season, they fought through it. My respect for the players — every single one who has played for the Ravens in the last 9 years — is hard to articulate. They have my complete respect and admiration.

“I believe in the partnership that Steve Bisciotti has assembled. The process does work. I was part of that. He had to make a hard decision, and he did what he believes is best for the Ravens. We are friends and will remain friends.”

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