In 2001, a season after they beat the
The Ravens lost in the divisional round the following postseason and soon had to overhaul their roster.
More than a decade later, Billick is an analyst for a few media companies, including
“I think what the Baltimore Ravens are recognizing, like every team, is that you have to reshuffle sometimes,” Billick said. “You can't keep everybody. But the difference is, 'We have our quarterback. We've got our guy in
Flacco would have been the
Billick, in that segment on NFL Network, continued his thought, saying that while the Ravens might take a small step back, they won't fall below .500 because they have a quality quarterback.
“This is an organization now that's in great position to if not win a Super Bowl -- you don't know the way that the
The Ravens, who lost linebacker
Still, Billick was asked if
"No, I think they'll regret being put in this [tight salary cap] situation, but that's true of every team," Billick said. "In 2000, after we won the Super Bowl, we extended ourselves in terms of keeping a number of key veterans to make another run at it in 2001. We got to the divisional round. But we did so knowing that in 2002, we were going to gut that team, and we did so without a quarterback, so we knew what we were up against."