Report: Eagles Interviewed Ex-Ravens Coach Brian Billick
The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Brian Billick for their head coaching vacancy, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Billick, who coached the Baltimore Ravens for nine years and led the franchise to its only Super Bowl championship, interviewed with the Eagles this past Monday, according to sources.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski already have interviewed eight candidates since firing Andy Reid on Dec. 31, one day after the team completed a 4-12 season.
Billick hasn't coached in the NFL since 2007, when the Ravens went 5-11 for their second losing season in three years.
The 58-year-old Billick compiled an 80-64 record in Baltimore, guiding the Ravens to four postseason appearances. He won a championship in just his second season, as the Ravens routed the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV following the 2000 campaign.
This is the third time Lurie is hiring a new coach since he bought the team from Norman Braman in 1994. He hired Ray Rhodes on Feb. 2, 1995, after a long, exhaustive search that included a flirtation with former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil. Lurie needed less time to hire Reid, giving him the job on Jan. 11, 1999.
Here is something to consider when thinking about Billick; is he the guy who led the Randell Cunningham/Randy Moss/Chris Carter Viking offenses or the guy who's offenses struggled in Baltimore with very few weapons?