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Ravens coach Brian Billick
SI: How much time do you spend online each day?
Billick: 20 minutes.
SI: Favorite nonfootball website?
Billick: Any boating website.
SI: How has cyberspace changed your life?
Billick: The speed of information is unimaginable. I have sat in [senior vice president of football operations] Ozzie Newsome's office, made a decision to cut a player, walked to the kitchenette to get coffee, walked back to my office and found the news on the Web.
SI: What motivational message have you given to your team recently?
Billick: [Before the opener against Carolina] I'll show my team the first few minutes of Saving Private Ryan. The D-Day scene. I am trying to communicate to them the difference between the preseason and the regular season. No training can prepare you for that.
SI: Is rebuilding a painful process?