Redman might give Ravens stability at QB

Chris Redman will be the Ravens fourth opening game starter in four years. But Redman looks like he'll put an end to that streak.

Updated: August 16, 2002, 4:30 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

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 ...

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