Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick has an aversion to declaring starters. At least, in the traditional sense of the word. His reasoning is based on how he considers a player a starter if they are the first option in any given situation. If, say, a defensive back plays when the offense features three wideouts, two running backs, two tight ends or is called upon in nickel and dime duty, then Billick calls him a starter.
December 6, 2002