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The NFL's vote of confidence epidemic

Welcome to the three most lethal words in the NFL: Vote. Of. Confidence.
Flem File

Updated: January 3, 2008, 2:21 PM ET
By David Fleming | Page 2

Want to make an NFL coach curl up into the fetal position and start sucking his thumb?

During the month of January all you have to do is mention these three words to him:

Vote. Of. Confidence.

On Monday, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti fired Brian Billick exactly 19 days after apparently giving him the dreaded NFL vote of confidence. It was a rapid reversal of fortune for Billick, who had won 13 games in 2006, but just the latest example of one of the NFL's oldest, and ...

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