Billick reaps rewards after risky replacement

Supplanting Fassel as play-caller pays dividends

November 19, 2006|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter

Brian Billick's endless attempts to reconnect with his players over the years have taken him from the Las Vegas strip to an IHOP restaurant in Oklahoma City.

Yet it wasn't until three weeks ago in a cramped, dingy locker room in New Orleans that Billick truly felt he bonded with his team again.

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