on January 1, 2008 by in Uncategorized, Comments (0)

Ravens sack Billick after disappointing season

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Baltimore Ravens sacked long-time head coach Brian Billick on Monday, a day after finishing a disappointing 5-11 season.

The Ravens confirmed the firing on their Web site (www.baltimoreravens.com) and have scheduled a news conference later on Monday.

Billick had spent nine seasons in Baltimore. He was the Ravens most successful coach posting a record 85-67 and winning a Super Bowl in 2001.

Hit by injuries, the Ravens struggled this season losing a team record nine consecutive games before a 27-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.