BALTIMORE -- In his baptismal 1999 season as an NFL head coach, Brian Billick
underwhelmed the fans here by signing the modestly talented Scott Mitchell,
and then wildly overestimated his own appraisal skills by publicly
pronouncing that no one should be too alarmed by his choice of starters.
"Trust me," Billick intoned, "I know quarterbacks."
It turned out to be not only a bad joke foisted upon a city whose NFL legacy
includes passers such as Johnny Unitas and Bert Jones and Earl ...