The teammates of former Raiders receiver Tim Brown are starting to speak out regarding his I’m-not-saying-I’m-just-saying-style suggestion that coach Bill Callahan “sabotaged” Super Bowl XXXVII by dramatically changing the game plan two days before kickoff.
Brown said on Twitter on Tuesday that teammates will back him up.
Linebacker Bill Romanowski isn’t one of them.
“I’m absolutely flabbergasted,” Romanowski told Tony Bruno and Jon Marks of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. “Is he trying to be relevant for the Super Bowl? What is he trying to do? He absolutely couldn’t be further from the truth. So you’re saying that a man has a chance to cement himself in history with winning a Super Bowl and he wants to hand it over to his buddy? Give me a break, OK? It couldn’t be further from the truth. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. And I’ll tell you what, I’m blown away that something like that would come out of an intelligent man’s mouth.”
It’ll be interesting to see if any of Brown’s teammates actually will back him up, especially since the offensive coordinator on that team was new Bears coach Marc Trestman, a hire that “shocked” Tim Brown.
“People want to make themselves more relevant,” Romanowski said. “Guys for some reason will get on the air and crap will come out of their mouths, and I’m telling you what this is complete crap.”
It’ll be interesting to see what the Hall of Fame voters think about this one in 11 days, when they convene in New Orleans to determine whether Brown’s bronze bust should have a spot in Canton.