Billick gave Singletary his first coaching job with the Ravens in 2003. During the 2000 season, Singletary spoke to the Ravens as they were getting compared to the great Bears defense of 1985. (The Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl that season.)
Later when Billick heard that Singletary interviewed for the Baylor head-coaching job, he called Singletary to see if he would be interested in joining his staff.
Singletary's first game after taking over as head coach last year came against the Seahawks. After that game, Singletary gave his now-famous "I want winners!" address to the media. When asked what he thought after watching that for the first time, Billick said, "That'll make one helluva beer commercial."
He said that speech embodied Singletary's passion for the game.
"Players and fans need to see passion," Billick said. "We (football coaches) don't have home plate to kick dirt on."MM