In an appearance on NFL Network today, former Ravens coach Brian Billick discussed the report that he’s already assembling the coaching staff that he’ll bring with him when and if he becomes the head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
And although Billick said he hasn’t been in touch with the Bills, he didn’t dispute the report, either.
“I’ve not had any contact with the Bills as of yet,” Billick said.
Billick’s use of the word “yet” brings to mind the scene in High Fidelity when the main character obsesses about what his ex-girlfriend meant when she used the word “yet.” Billick’s use of the word would seem to suggest that he thinks there’s a chance he’ll have contact with the Bills soon.
And Billick said he thinks the Bills are doing the right thing by getting their front office in order before interviewing candidates for the head-coaching job.
“As you’re going forward it really is about putting a partnership together,” Billick said. “I think any organization — including the Bills — if they’re looking for a coach, has to decide what type of structure they want to put together before they can decide we want this kind of coach or we want that kind of coach.”
So Billick sounds like a man who likes the way the Bills are planning for next season — and he may be planning to be a part of it. Even if he hasn’t had any formal contact with the Bills. Yet.