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26 Apr 2009
In this WaPo piece, Steve Mariucci, Jon Gruden, Brian Billick, and Charley Casserly discuss the evaluation of quarterbacks, and how things can go very wrong on draft day.
Posted by: Doug Farrar on 26 Apr 2009
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26 Apr 2009, 3:23pm by
I'm puzzled by the "offensive genius" tag that Billick still carries today. In Minnesota, his offenses racked up points and yards, mainly because he had exceptional offensive talent with Moss, Carter, Culpepper and Robert Smith. Billick spent even more years in Baltimore, where his "offensive genius" never manifested itself. One would think that a "genius" would at least create a mid level offense with middling talent, which Billick never did with the Ravens. He's an entertaining guy and a good commentator, but the offensive genius label should be laid to rest.
It seems like a broad spectrum of very bad quarterback evaluators, each with their own innovative way of choosing bad quarterbacks. Sorry, thats a little unfair but I couldn't help myself.
Now i feel stupid for not realizing that was exactly the point of this article.
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