Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Originally posted by dmax:
If billick came here and did what he did with minnesota......
That would be cool, in Minnesota he had a lot of weapons (Chris Cater, Jake Reed, Randy Moss, Robert Smith..etc )
He gets knocked a lot for having a boring offense in Baltimore, but in Baltimore he had Trent Dilfer at QB and an offense built for running the ball, versus in Minnesota where he had the weapons for an all out air assault on a defense.
If he came to SF he would have Crabtree, Davis, Gore and a young and improving offensive line..and plus Billick is a disciple of Bill Walsh and would bring a true WCO back to SF
As you and others have noted, Billick would have more offensive weapons here than he had in Baltimore. Being a pretty bright guy, it is more reasonable to expect the offense to look more like Minne than Baltimore.
The biggest plus for Billick is that fact he has had good success running a team that won by offense, AND has won a Super Bowl relying on defense. That shows me an ability to adapt a system to the talent and be a winner.
We all want an interesting offense, especially given what we have endured the past 6 years, but we must not neglect defense. Billick has shown the ability to create that offense and he also understands how to win with defense. For me, that is the greatest attraction about Brian Billick. He has shown he knows how to make it work from both sides of the ball.