Brian Billick, welcome to Twitter! The former Ravens head coach and current NFL Network and FOX analyst decided to take part in riding the social media wave earlier this week. He happens to have an excellent Twitter handle (@CoachBillick – not @Brian_Billick or @RealBBillick or something from the leftover Billick pile – he has the broad, all encompassing @CoachBillick).
We’re grandly welcoming Billick to Twitter because one of his first tweets was a gem: “after the hundreds and hundreds of reminders...yes, we gambled on a QB, thats why Im tweeting about the draft rather than prepping for one!”
Billick, of course, is referring to Kyle Boller (who, by the way, recently re-signed with the Raiders). Boller was drafted by Baltimore in the first round and given chance after chance to become the franchise quarterback. Obviously, it never worked out.
Billick even has a knack for retweeting and replying. He did so when follower @LeeBrom asked, “(did Boller’s) ability to throw through the uprights influence you?” Billick’s response: “impressive, but tried to justify college comp % by lack of talent at Cal.”
Presumably, Billick is referring to the lack of talent surrounding Boller at Cal, not Boller’s own lack of talent at Cal.
We’ll keep close tabs on Billick’s Twitter life moving forward. A man known for his blunt honesty and from the baby boomers generation is destined to send out some unintentionally harsh zingers, don’t you think?
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