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Old 11-02-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Brian Billick: Step away from the crack pipe!

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5044546?print=true
Billick concedes division, still eyes playoffs

/ Associated Press
Posted: 10 hours ago


OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens put forth a marvelous performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers, backing a fine effort by a depleted defense with an attack that scored more points than in any game this season.


And still the Ravens lost.


Now what?

Coach Brian Billick conceded Tuesday that Baltimore (2-5) has virtually no chance to win the AFC North, but expressed hope his team could derive enough positives from Monday night's 20-19 defeat to mount a charge at a wild-card berth.

"We're going to have to get on a heck of a run. We're cognizant of that," Billick said. "But until someone tells us that mathematically isn't going to happen, that's the hook you have to hold on to. That's where you generate your enthusiasm. Why give up on that hope?"

If the Ravens played earlier this season as they did against Pittsburgh, then reaching the playoffs wouldn't be nearly as imposing a task. Operating without injured starters Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Anthony Weaver, the Baltimore defense forced two turnovers and held the Steelers to 261 yards.

The offense was efficient, too. The Ravens were averaging an NFL-worst 11.5 points per game before breaking loose for five scoring drives, 20 first downs and 25 pass completions. Although Baltimore could have used another touchdown or two instead of getting four field goals from Matt Stover, Dave Zastudil punted only twice.

"There are some things we can definitely build on," Billick said. "We matched our passion and intensity with a certain level of execution that maybe we haven't put together compared to the other games we lost."

The Ravens didn't expect to lose to Tennessee, Detroit and Chicago, but they did. That's why they were a heavy underdog against a Pittsburgh team seeking its 11th straight home victory Monday night.

The Steelers extended their streak with a late field goal, but the Ravens had nothing to be embarrassed about.

"It was painful last night, but there was a sense of accomplishment to the degree that they stepped up to the challenge," Billick said. "You don't give that a lot of credence in pro football because at the end of the day it doesn't add up to much. But I think they felt good about themselves - within that context. And they should."

In other words, a moral victory doesn't mean a thing in the standings, but could go a long way toward fueling the Ravens with the confidence they need for the rest of the season, beginning with Sunday's home game against the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals (6-2).

Billick gave the players Tuesday and Wednesday off, hoping a 48-hour break will enable them to regroup emotionally and physically from Monday's disappointing loss. If the Ravens are to win, they can't afford any drop-off in the hunger they took with them to Pittsburgh.

"That's why they have the extra time. We have a big game coming back here at home against a division rival. There's a challenge there," Billick said. "Hopefully, we can hold onto (the emotion) and not be worn out from the week before, nor wear ourselves out this week, because we're going to have to have the same level of passion and intensity for Cincinnati."

The Ravens may have a few more players, too. Billick said there's a chance that Weaver (toe), receiver Mark Clayton (ankle) and fullback Ovie Mughelli (ankle) could return Sunday.

But Lewis (thigh) is out for at least two more weeks, and Reed (ankle) and quarterback Kyle Boller (toe) almost certainly won't play.

The Ravens hoped Boller would be healthy enough to reclaim his starting job from Anthony Wright this week, but he felt soreness in his right toe after a week's worth of practice and is not yet ready to run the offense.

"The time frame we were hoping for just isn't happening right now," Billick said. Wright went 25-for-44 for 252 yards against the Steelers. Since taking over for Boller in the first game of the season, he has thrown for six touchdowns and been intercepted nine times.
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Brian Billick: Step away from the crack pipe!

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Pittsburgh team seeking its 11th straight home victory Monday night.
This guy is on crack you guys lost at home recently.
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: Brian Billick: Step away from the crack pipe!

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This guy is on crack you guys lost at home recently.
bad editing. that was their 11th consecutive win at home on monday night football.
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:13 PM   #4
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Billick is already fired-up to claw and scratch at the Bengals.
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: Brian Billick: Step away from the crack pipe!

BB sucks, I understand his wanting his team to not give up, But give up its over. Might as well get ready for the off season, you know stealing, beatings, drugs, arrests, the usual ratbird off season, murders.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:28 AM   #6
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Default Re: Brian Billick: Step away from the crack pipe!

He has to say that kinda stuff...he cant very well go around saying, " yeah I know we cant score to save our life and our offense is in shambles, we have ZERO running game and we cant stop the run on defense" Besides you know BB, his comments never cease to amaze, comes from hanging around ray ray for all those years.

However that being said, if he thinks they are even gonna have a chance at a wildcard, he most definately has been hitting some of the good stuff!!
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