How Not to Fix the Lions: Hire Brian Billick

Ryan Wilson

by Ryan Wilson

A decade ago, Brian Billick was one of those up-and-coming offensive coordinators we hear about ever few seasons -- last year it was Jason Garrett and Josh McDaniels -- and he parlayed the high-powered Vikings offense into a full-time gig with the Ravens.

To his credit, Billick managed to win a Super Bowl, something that still must sit well with the fine citizens of Cleveland, but the offensive genius label never followed him to Baltimore. And that, along with losing the locker room three or four times a season, ultimately led to his dismissal.

Billick now works for FOX Sports and the NFL Network, but you'd have to think he wants to return to coaching. He's only 54 (18 years younger than John McCain!), has an enormous ego, and probably prefers the company of anybody but Tony Siragusa on the weekends.

So how about the Detroit Lions? If not as the next Matt Millen, the next, less bald Rod Marinelli? Great idea, right, Lions fans? Right?!

Before you blow your brains out, know this: Billick ain't talking. Which is to say: there's hope he won't take the gig (via MDS at PFT):

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