Four months after being fired by team owner Steve Bisciotti, Billick wasn’t very opinionated on the Ravens’ plans.
"That’s for them to say," Billick said during a conference call to discuss his new assignment as an NFL Network draft analyst. "I think Matt Ryan is a fine quarterback. I think he’ll clearly go in that range. Whether he ends up to be a good quarterback or not, you’re going to have to wait a while for that verdict to come in."
Billick was much more committal regarding Steve McNair’s surprise retirement, a development that didn’t seem to shock him.
"I thought Steve could come back and perform very well, but it was going to be a matter of whether Steve wanted to commit to those things that were going to have to happen in the offseason," Billick said. "Clearly for Steve, that was the nature of the decision."
Billick couldn’t resist delivering a sharp line when asked about joining the media chorus after jousting with reporters for years: "I get to have all the answers and none of the accountability."