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Billick clarifies comment on Browns, tries to play nice with Hue

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After Browns coach Hue Jackson jabbed back, ex-Ravens coach Brian Billick attempted to clarify his Wednesday tweet about the Browns during a Cleveland radio appearance Thursday afternoon.

I never said they were going 0-16,” Billick said on 92.3 The Fan. “I would never predict anybody to go 0-16 or 16-0. It’s statistically improbable. They’re going to be an underdog in any of these games, in my opinion, and it’s going to be a tough road.”

Billick’s Wednesday tweet said he knew he’d be dismissed by some as “just trashing the Browns again” but he challenged those reading his tweet to “look at the schedule and find a single win. You can’t do it!”

So, 24 hours later, Billick said he didn’t really mean to say what he said.

It’s unfortunate that Hue even has to address it,” Billick said. “Having been in that role, I realize we’re back in first grade, we’re all six years old and someone goes [to ask for his comment].”

When in doubt, always blame the media.

“That’s not what I said and Hue knows that,” Billick said. “I’ve got Hue’s respect. And I think [Browns defensive coordinator] Ray Horton is one of the next head coaches in this league. Unfortunately for Hue and Ray, they just don’t have a lot of players right now.”

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21 Responses to “Billick clarifies comment on Browns, tries to play nice with Hue”
  1. fumblenuts says: Sep 8, 2016 7:16 PM

    I hope they beat the Eagles…..big time.

  2. factpurveyor says: Sep 8, 2016 7:34 PM

    Goodell is demonstrating zero ethics as he allows Brady to miss 25% of the 2016 season while the NFL keeps the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 secret because it shows that that footballs always lose PSI when moved from warm to cold.

  3. xenova1 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:40 PM

    Going 0-16 is not statistically impossible. The Browns are a good candidate to do what Billick says is statistically impossible.

  4. mmack66 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:46 PM

    xenova1 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 7:40 PM

    Going 0-16 is not statistically impossible.
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    Of course it isn’t, since the Lions have already done it.

  5. jag1959 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:48 PM

    xenova1 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 7:40 PM
    Going 0-16 is not statistically impossible. The Browns are a good candidate to do what Billick says is statistically impossible.
    _______________

    He said “It’s statistically improbable” and it is. Only the Lions have managed it

  6. iseek11 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:49 PM

    Overblown. There’s a difference between saying “find a win” and they’re going to lose all of them. You cannot look at their schedule and say ” oh yeah, Browns win here, here, here, and here”. You can’t. Any wins they get this year, and they will get some, will be upsets. That’s all.

  7. BayAreaBrownsBacker says: Sep 8, 2016 8:19 PM

    The league is built to have parody. which is exactly why the NFL has boomed. 75% of all games are decided by a touchdown or less. for any team to circle a W on the schedule is naive. You better bring it every Sunday or catch an L. It’s that simple.

  8. theghostofottograham says: Sep 8, 2016 8:33 PM

    Tampa did it too!

  9. TheDPR says: Sep 8, 2016 8:33 PM

    All two or three of their wins will be surprises to their opponents and the world at large. Billick has nothing to apologize for. If people can’t read and understand English that’s their problem.

  10. youdrivemenutseagles says: Sep 8, 2016 9:06 PM

    Damn it Billick! Keep your big stupid mouth shut!!😡

  11. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Sep 8, 2016 9:08 PM

    The line is Phi -4 at home. That tells me the oddsmaker are showing a smidgen of love to Clev.
    Nobody knows what they’ll put on the field this year.
    Maybe they surprise a few teams. And Philly could be one of those teams. Rookie QB who’s coming off a core injury?
    We’ll see.

  12. nickinneohio says: Sep 9, 2016 12:27 AM

    Coach wins a super bowl.

    Never hear his name come up when there’s an opening.

    Nobody….I mean nobody wants to hire this guy.

    Did they really let him have a twitter acct.?

  13. NoobTubeTV says: Sep 9, 2016 9:24 AM

    Don’t have a lot of players right now?

    We have the 2012 Rookie of the Year at QB.

    We have Corey Coleman, Josh Gordon, Terrelle Pryor and Gary Barnidge catching passes.

    We have a healthy Duke Johnson and Crowell.
    We have Nassib, Ogbah, Shelton, Haden and JOE THOMAS!

    Do we have holes to fill? Absolutely.
    Do we have a lack of players?

    See you on Sunday.

  14. nflfan22 says: Sep 9, 2016 9:52 AM

    Media tears are the most delicious of all the tears in the world

  15. chronsy says: Sep 9, 2016 10:02 AM

    “The league is built to have parody. which is exactly why the NFL has boomed. ”

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    Well The Browns are clear examples of this parody

  16. spartan01 says: Sep 9, 2016 10:07 AM

    “When in doubt, always blame the media. ”

    Well who else takes poorly worded comments and blows them out of proportion in an attempt to have “news” that will draw in readers/viewers to support their ad revenue?

  17. theclebrowns says: Sep 9, 2016 10:44 AM

    xenova1 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 7:40 PM
    Going 0-16 is not statistically impossible. The Browns are a good candidate to do what Billick says is statistically impossible.
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    The quote was “statistically improbable,” not impossible. Big difference. Mathematically speaking, “statistically impossible” is , well, impossible. When you can provide me statistics on something an impossible event, I’ll shut up. Damn, all you had to do was cut and paste. Go back to school.

  18. oneiblnd says: Sep 9, 2016 1:29 PM

    What’s the problem?

    The fact that Billick predicted the Browns go 0-16 or the fact that the Browns suck and will go 0-16?

  19. ronarch13 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:09 PM

    Where is he coaching?

  20. pondbridge says: Sep 10, 2016 2:59 AM

    The problem with being accurately quoted is that ‘clarifications’ make you out to look like an idiot later. Chatterbox Billick should engage his brain before opening his mouth.

  21. laukkanen5 says: Sep 11, 2016 8:57 AM

    51-109 last 10 years….they can do it….but 2-14 0r 3-13 seems Browns like

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