Commentator Brian Billick spent nine years as the Baltimore Ravens Head Coach, leading the team to a Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants in 2001. Someone with such an expansive knowledge of the game should understand that every player and every position are integral in the success of a football team.
That is not the case.
Billick appeared on NFL Network’s Sunday morning coverage and spewed some insensitive words about NFL kickers.
“Yes kickers are people too, but they’re not football players.” – @CoachBillick pic.twitter.com/gRupDi13k0
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 11, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsOUCH. Billick feeling the need to remind us that kickers are people is as insulting as saying that kickers are not people. Seahawks punter Jon Ryan understandably did not take well to these comments and hopped on Twitter to voice his dismay.
Here’s @coachBillick‘s stats as an NFL “football player” 0 games played 0 catches for 0 yards. Oh and 0 fg attempts https://t.co/lCsyvDQmtD — Jon Ryan (@JonRyan9) October 11, 2015
Billick has a history of head-scratching comments, namely back in 2013 when he called the Seahawks/Falcons playoff game and praised Seattle as ‘the team to beat’ after Atlanta eliminated them. Dude. Smoke more weed.