Former head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, Brian Billick dropped by radio row in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI to talk with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich.
Billick led the Ravens to a 34–7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, the franchise’s only Super Bowl appearance.
The guys discussed Mike Flynn, being involved in the first season of HBO’s Hard Knocks, his thoughts on Sunday’s game and Tim Tebow.
Sports Hub host Mike Flynn played center for Billick’s Super Bowl championship Ravens and T&R wanted to know what it was like coach Flynn.
“Mike was one of those guys who worked for everything he ever got and he’s like any center, he’s an old woman bitching and moaning all the time, nothing is right or whatever. I tell you though, you love a guy like that because it’s always those kind of guys. I had a Hall Of Famer in Jonathan Ogden at tackle, had a first rounder in Ben Grubbs we had some good linemen in there and who’s in charge of that room, but the guy from Maine, Mike Flynn.”
The Ravens were the first team to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks and Billick told the guys that they got some criticism for getting involved with the project. What was it like to allow cameras to have that kind of access to his team?
“We had final approval of anything that went out. Ozzie and I would air it on Wednesday morning and make sure there was nothing in there and there was like two things that we pulled out.”
“Everything else was just have at it and you get so used to it being there.”
They went on to talk about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick mood heading into this Super Bowl. He seems to be very relaxed and is actually cracking jokes in press conferences.
“Well you got three of them in your back pocket that’s a different perspective now. It’s a little bit better when you’ve got three of them back there.”
They moved on to discuss Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow. What does Billick think Tebow needs to do in order to be successful in the NFL? Could he possibly have more success as a running back?