Honestly, I thought they would have given him another year...
Brian Billick Fired
In hindsight, this is a good thing. Clearly the Ravens did not have the offensive capabilities that they needed to advance have not appeared and perhaps most damming:
Billick has NEVER developed a quarterback at Baltimore.
The Ravens have been forced to rely on free agents or cast-off journeymen behind the center since his arrival and even won a Superbowl with Trent Dilfer. But there has never been a really good quarterback at the helm of the Ravens save for McNair's 2006 season performance.
Does management hire Cowher? Personally I think Ryan should get the shot. Will that happen? Time will tell.