Fox considering changes to its NFL lineup of broadcasters?

In the past couple of seasons, Fox Sports has made a number of alterations to its lineup of NFL announcers.  Thie most notable change has been Kevin Burkhardt’s rise from Mets sideline reporter to becoming the network’s #2 announcer behind Joe Buck and his fruitful partnership with John Lynch.  Down the line, there’s been substantial turnover with analysts Brian Billick...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowl Media Day: The art of saying little to nothing

PHOENIX (AP) This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day. It's a story about the media covering other media pretending to cover players and coaches for the Patriots and Seahawks, who, in turn, will pretend to shed light on the issues of the day while also taking videos with their iPhones, clowning with credentialed...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Billick neuters Johnny Manziel, owns Twiter user Bflo44

@CoachBillick @RuiterWrongFAN And why would we listen to a coach no longer in the league?— B (@Bflo44) December 17, 2014Wait for it. Oh I don't know... RT “@Bflo44: @RuiterWrongFAN And why would we listen to a coach no longer in the league?”— Brian Billick (@CoachBillick) December 17, 2014Yeah, ring v anonymous Twitter user calling himself 'B'...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: NFL GameDay Live

After reviewing Sunday NFL pregame shows for the last eight weeks, we move to our first in-progress game highlights program, NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Live. This program began this season with two hosts, Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie. It has a panel of analysts including Brian Billick formerly with the NFL on Fox. Airing for 6½ hours from 1 p.m. ET until 7:30 p.m., this provides...
Via Awful Announcing
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Analysts’ Mid-Season Predictions Favor Arizona

Halfway through the season is a good time to reflect back on the first half and see how incredibly wrong your predictions were. The analysts over at are doing just that now. Most of them agree that Bruce Arians should be the Coach of the Year again. So, what are they saying? Judy Battista: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals. Even while dealing with a slew of key personnel...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jay Cutler the next Jeff George?

Brian Billick made an interesting comparison today, wondering if Jay Cutler is the next Jeff George. Naturally, bears fans should be terrified by the prospect, though many of them were dumbfounded when the Bears gave him a monster contract extension. The comparison may be appropriate in that both men have great arms along with a gunslinger mentality when playing the position. But...
Via The Scores Report
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler Drawing More Comparisons To Which Quarterback?

Five games into the 2014 season and it’s been a typical mixed bag for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.  So what do the experts think?  Notable Fox Sports analyst Brian Billick has been one of the more honest evaluators of many NFL players, Cutler included.  The former head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Super Bowl champion is an expert on offensive football and he made...
Via Sports Mockery
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet The Only NFL Analyst That Believes In The Bears polled their 11 analysts to see who they think will make the playoffs this season, this includes the division winners as well as the wildcard spots. As usual, they all voted right around each other picking virtually the same thing in most cases – but it’s very clear that the Chicago Bears aren’t a team that most of them are thinking about. Here’s some notes on NFL...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Network launching GameDay Live on NFL Sundays

NFL Network continues to add live programming on NFL Sundays. The channel will announce that it will add yet another show to its live NFL GameDay brand when the season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, September 7. NFL Network has already expanded the Sunday morning pregame show to the early morning hours at 7 a.m. ET with GameDay First hosted by Melissa Stark with analysts Sterling...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

David Diehl could surprise as FOX’s newest game analyst

While CBS continues to stick with grizzled veterans like Dan Fouts, Solomon Wilcots and Steve Tasker in their NFL broadcast booths, FOX continues to show that it is willing to give fresh blood a shot in analyst roles. Relative newbies Brian Billick, Heath Evans, Ronde Barber and John Lynch are already on the roster, but now they’re taking a shot with David Diehl. “We’re really...
Via Awful Announcing
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

David Diehl Joins “NFL on FOX” as Game Analyst

Former New York Football Giants offensive lineman David Diehl makes the leap from the field to the broadcast booth and takes a coveted analyst position. He was hired and takes a spot that was left open when Fox chose not to renew Brian Billick after last season. Diehl played his entire career with the Giants and played several positions on the offensive line throughout his career...
Via Fang's Bites
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Which NFL Teams Failed to Get Value & Reached Most With Draft Selections?

In what was hailed as the deepest draft class in the past decade or more, numerous teams still managed to whiff at the podium. “Reach” can mean a number of things, but it’s a versatile term that applies to several selections in last weekend’s draft spectacle. A team can hit on a need and still reach because the value is bad. The inverse also has a place in the discussion...
Via The Sports Daily
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Patriots Primed For a Super Bowl Run?

By Ron Leyba Last season, NFL guru Brian Billick said that if Tom Brady and the Patriots were able to thrive on offense in 2013, he belongs in the Hall of Fame right away. 2014 was a weird year for […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Billick Believes Chicago Bears Can Win the Super Bowl

Chicago Bears Football — After a hefty makeover to the defensive end of the football during free agency, Chicago is starting to buzz about the possibility of the Bears being Super Bowl contenders. Obviously it is still a bit early to be crowning them champs – Dennis Green would be happy about that — but this team shouldn’t be underestimated in their ability. Which is why...
Via Sports Mockery
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Names: FOX Drops Brian Billick (Also: Greg McElroy, World Cup)

Fox Sports has elected to part ways with NFL broadcaster Brian Billick. In other news, SEC Network has added a former Alabama QB, and ESPN has named its World Cup play-by-play team. Billick Done at […]
Via Sports Media Watch
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports won’t renew Brian Billick’s contract

A year ago, it seemed Brian Billick was on the rise at Fox Sports. That stemmed from the fact he and broadcast partner Thom Brennaman were given a chance to do a 2012 NFL playoff game in place of the network’s “B crew,” made up of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa. But in January, Billick and Brennaman were back on the sideline, with Kevin Burkhardt and John...
Via Awful Announcing
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 worst tight ends the Baltimore Ravens have ever drafted

To continue to bring you our “off”season long look into Baltimore Ravens history, we present you today with the Top 5 list of worst tight ends drafted. Now granted, this was a short list to pick from as our most in the Ravens brief history, but never-the-less some stinkers were out there. It’s important to remember them as well considering the 2014 NFL Draft draws nearer and...
Via cover32 - Ravens
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Star Wars and Kiper collide in Baltimore...

One of those weird Ravens news days where you get a lot of offseason eye-candy but not a whole lot of substance.... First, though, here's a photo of the Star Wars version of the Ravens helmet...I mean, the "Mygeeto Siths"... In a project posted on, artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for all the teams in the AFC and NFC. Raya...
Via Ravens Football Machine
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sour grapes from Bill Belichick

Gregg Doyel makes some excellent points in his recent column, and his point about Bill Belichick’s comments about Wes Welker are echoed in part by Brian Billick in the video above. Belichick tried to call out Welker as a dirty player, but the tape and the circumstances make his claim ridiculous. The bottom line here is that Belichick outsmarted himself by letting Welker go and...
Via The Scores Report
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Names: Fowler Top Candidate to Replace Musburger (Also: Darren Sharper, Brian Billick)

ESPN’s Chris Fowler could replace Brent Musburger as the network’s top college football voice. In other news, the NFL Network has suspended analyst Darren Sharper after a serious arrest, and Fox Sports’ Brian Billick could […]
Via Sports Media Watch
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Power rankings: Next victim?

Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach. What do the Seahawks get for dropping the ball in Week 16 against Arizona? A drop from the Power Rankings perch, and it's their bitter division rivals from San Francisco who benefit most. 1 49ers 11-4 +1 They don't have the best record and may not even win their own division, but the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh Says He Feels Honored That Ravens Are Considered Rivals With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Here we go again. The Patriots’ biggest rival no longer resides in the AFC East, nor is it manned by Peyton Manning. It’s the Baltimore Ravens, the team New England is getting set to take on this weekend. Since John Harbaugh took over for Brian Billick and brought Joe Flacco on board in 2008, the Patriots and Ravens have played six times. The teams are...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss NFL power rankings: Week 15

Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach. How tough is the NFC West? The Seahawks and 49ers are 1-2 in the latest Power Rankings and the Cardinals are better than two division leaders -- and still unlikely to make the playoffs. 1 Seahawks 12-2 Just beating the Giants on the road wouldn't have been much to brag about, but completely...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss NFL power rankings: Week 15

Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach. How tough is the NFC West? The Seahawks and 49ers are 1-2 in the latest Power Rankings and the Cardinals are better than two division leaders -- and still unlikely to make the playoffs. 1 Seahawks 12-2 Just beating the Giants on the road wouldn't have been much to brag about, but completely...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Billick pulls Thom Brennaman back on screen

Here's a funny moment from today's Browns-Bears telecast.  Coming back from break, we join the booth of Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick just in time to see Brennaman disappear from sight to retrieve a lost glove.  The highlight is seeing Billick pull Brennaman back on screen in a brief, but hilarious moment of panic.  Thank goodness Brennaman came back or else Billick may be...
Via Awful Announcing
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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