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Tim Brown: I never said Bill Callahan sabotaged the Super Bowl

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Former Raiders receiver Tim Brown is backtracking from his suggestions that his old coach Bill Callahan sabotaged the team in Super Bowl XXXVII.

“I have never said that he sabotaged the game,” Brown said Wednesday morning on the Dan Patrick Show. “All I’m saying is, all I was saying after the game was, you know, the question was asked about this situation, but no one ever said — and I said on the radio show last Saturday night — that’s something that could never be proven. We can’t go inside the mind of Bill Callahan and say, ‘Oh, yeah, we knew exactly what he was thinking, what he was trying to do.’ All I’m saying is, the question was asked. But of course the media hears ‘sabotage’ and ‘Bill Callahan’ and ‘throwing the football game,’ now they’re saying ‘Throwing the football game’ and that terminology was never used. But that wasn’t the intent.”

If you’re having a hard time following Brown’s line of thinking there, you’re not alone. Brown started this whole thing by saying in a radio interview on Saturday that he believes Callahan “hated the Raiders so much that he would sabotage the Super Bowl so his friend can win the Super Bowl.” Brown acknowledged in the interview that he couldn’t prove it, but just because Brown admits he can’t prove the allegation doesn’t mean he didn’t make the allegation. Brown did make the allegation.

Brown also says he only made the allegation because he wanted to defend former Raiders center Barret Robbins, who disappeared on the team the day before the Super Bowl. According to Brown, it was Callahan suddenly changing the game plan on Friday that caused Robbins to go into a panic and leave the team on Saturday.

“The fact of the matter is, this was all about Barret,” Brown said. “I mean, there were some things being said about Barret that I felt as if I had to tell the whole story so people could at least put in context what possibly could have happened to the kid two days before the biggest game of his life. But I didn’t say that Bill sabotaged the game. I wouldn’t say that, because that’s not something I would ever have knowledge about. But I have to say that the word was thrown around, not just by myself but by several folks right after the game.”

Brown’s claim about Robbins, however, doesn’t make a lot of sense. Robbins has struggled with mental illness for most of his adult life and has behaved erratically many times. Blaming Callahan for one element of the long history of personal and legal problems that Robbins has had is extremely unfair.

And it’s also extremely unfair for Brown to throw out such a serious allegation against Callahan when he acknowledges that he has no real basis for it. No matter what Brown may say now, he can’t put that toothpaste back in the tube.

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97 Responses to “Tim Brown: I never said Bill Callahan sabotaged the Super Bowl”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jan 23, 2013 11:51 AM

    Backtracking before he gets sued.

  2. ajb3313 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:53 AM

    Well, there goes Brown’s credibility as it relates to this story and any others like it. That didn’t take long.

  3. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    This is what happens when athletes start missing all of the attention they were accustomed to.

  4. JackLeone says: Jan 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    I believe him. There are others that corroborate his story? My only question is, Why now? Are we coming up on the anniversary of that loss or something?

  5. blacknole08 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:54 AM

    Brown can argue with the semantics all he wants — the fact remains that he threw Callahan under the bus by saying what he said.

    He got other players to back him up, so why back pedal?

  6. ttommytom says: Jan 23, 2013 11:56 AM

    The word ‘sabotage’ can now be used to describe his chance to enter the HOF…

  7. chief67 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    What the heck has every talk show on the radio been talking about then !

  8. upperdecker19 says: Jan 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    Tim Brown needs a fake girlfriend to die on him pronto

  9. getyourownname says: Jan 23, 2013 11:58 AM

    He’ll make a fine politician.

  10. p4hbiz says: Jan 23, 2013 11:59 AM

    Tim Brown is my Hero.

  11. gaeaglefan1023 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:00 PM

    Well if we decide to create a Mock Draft on a future politician, Tim Brown is #1 on the big board

  12. blacknole08 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:01 PM

    As for Robbins — why does Brown all of a sudden feel the need to defend him? Even if Callahan changed the gameplan, didn’t Robbins have other issues (estranged wife, alcohol and drugs) on top of being mentally unstable?

    Not so certain that Callahan was the only thing that set Robbins off before the big game.

  13. ragingmouse says: Jan 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    In life you win and lose..

    Be gracious and humble about it and you won’t go wrong.

  14. mdpickles says: Jan 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    So…you can’t test for CTE until after the subject dies? My money is that Tim Brown has CTE.

  15. ccjcsr says: Jan 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    Why is Tim Brown trying to make a splash in the media? Go sit down some where, your time has come and gone.

  16. cjspiller12 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    I think Tim Brown needs to keep his piehole shut. First the Jerry Rice story and now this. I also don’t think this helps his chances to getting in this year to the HOF.

  17. gt40bear says: Jan 23, 2013 12:04 PM

    Nice try dumb-ass. Next thing you’ll say is that your beloved whimpering irish sabotaged the national championship game! Go find a punt to fair-catch!

  18. brassknuckles47 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    Grow a pair. If you’re going to say it…..stick by what you said, or dont say it. tim Brown is acting like a politician.

  19. xtb3 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    Just last week Brown on ESPN was bashing Bears hiring Mark Trestman calling him as thinking he was smarter than anyone – story right on this site. Much because he said Trestman preferred Jerry Rice over himself those many years ago in Oakland. Seems like Brown has problems?

  20. slickster35 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:06 PM

    Tim Brown: now officially as stupid as his fanbase.

  21. thekiller678 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:06 PM

    ttommytom says: Jan 23, 2013 11:56 AM

    The word ‘sabotage’ can now be used to describe his chance to enter the HOF…
    ================================
    You’re right and it’s a damn shame too. If Oj Simpson is in the hall of fame (I know he committed the crime after he retired, but he’s still a Freaking MURDERER) then there is NO reason to keep out guys like Brown and Cris Carter.

    The fact the media even votes for the hall is a joke. MLB and NFL hall of fames are losing credibility every year.

  22. hedleykow says: Jan 23, 2013 12:07 PM

    I’m beginning to doubt that Tim Brown understands much about anything, including the meaning of the word allegation, but what’s up with Jerry Rice jumping on the koo koo for cocoa puffs bandwagon? It’s surprising that Rice was so willing to undermine his own integrity like he did, by joining Brown in this weird character assassination attempt of Callahan.

  23. belichickrulz says: Jan 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    Does Brown have a book coming out? Otherwise I can’t understand why he’s making these accusations (or, apparently, NOT making them) now.

  24. scjohnny says: Jan 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    I will never forget my lasting impression on you Tim Brown…you were big man on campus @ Notre Dame running your big mouth all week before a showdown with the U of Miami…during the game vs the U which Miami crushed your team you actually turtled up along the sideline after catching the ball afraid to get hit again,which is alot of what your doing now turtling up during crunch time.

  25. bruanextemporize says: Jan 23, 2013 12:09 PM

    I couldn’t disagree more that Callahan’s decision to change the game plan could have adversely affected Robbins’ behavior. Since he clearly has been unstable over a protracted period of time, then clearly it wouldn’t take much to “trigger” an episode. Callahan’s decision could have been that “trigger”…

  26. jagsfan1 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:12 PM

    He NEVER did say it…I heard the interview…

    Yes – he did use the term…but he actually said “I am NOT saying that Bill Callahan sabotaged the Super Bowl”…

    He made a point of saying that he was NOT saying that….YES I know that by doing that it seems to imply…but he never did say it.

    I have been saying this all week every time a media report came out saying “Tim Brown accuses Callahan of sabotaging SB”…they just took it and ran with it…it is amazing just how dangerously EFFED up the media can be.

  27. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:12 PM

    I think the NFL should either put an asterisk on Tampa’s Superbowl win, or just obliterate it from the record books entirely and act like it never happened, and call it a day.

  28. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 23, 2013 12:13 PM

    This kind of reminds me of donovan mcnaab when he first retired last year. He was seeking attention and just saying these outlandish things to obtain it. It was all very self serving and it also had these hidden grudge connotations associated with his comments.

  29. juggsoflemonade says: Jan 23, 2013 12:13 PM

    I use to love Tim Brown, now I wish he would just crawl under a rock and shut up.

  30. daknight93 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:13 PM

    flip flopping his words..c’mon Tim, oh snap..I forgot that I’m trying to get in HOF and my statements can hurt my chances of getting in…please forgive me folks..lol

  31. dccowboy says: Jan 23, 2013 12:15 PM

    “But I didn’t say that Bill sabotaged the game. I wouldn’t say that, because that’s not something I would ever have knowledge about. But I have to say that the word was thrown around, not just by myself but by several folks right after the game.”

    Umm, Tim (Mr Brown) that’s a self contradictory statement. “I didn’t say that Bill sabotaged the game.” and “I have to say that the word was being thrown around, not just by myself… ” are directly in conflict, unless you’re going to go Clintonesque and start talking about what ‘thrown around’ means in this context.

    Also the partial quote when you first started this “We all called it sabotage . . . because Callahan and [Tampa Bay coach Jon] Gruden were good friends,” certainly seems to me that you were accusing Callahan of sabotaging the Superbowl whether it was a statement of opinion or not, it is still an accusation.

  32. tyler4richardson says: Jan 23, 2013 12:18 PM

    He strongly implied it. I hate it when a human being can’t stick by what they say or apologize for saying something out of fear of the public backlash. Stand by what you say or shut up.

  33. vipod4ever says: Jan 23, 2013 12:18 PM

    Callahan is not a player’s coach, in fact was
    openly criticized by his players. He was fired shortly after MVP quarterback Rich Gannon criticized Callahan and offensive coordinator Marc Trestman for a bad offensive system during the 2003 season. Gannon actually met with owner Al Davis to vent his frustration prior to the firing.

    “I don’t think he was happy there, and I don’t think everybody was happy with him,” left guard Frank Middleton said after the firing.

    “falling apart” because Callahan is too headstrong and not as good a communicator as predecessor Jon Gruden – Rod Woodson

    “With Gruden, you knew exactly what he was going to do,” Woodson said. “At this point, guys don’t know what we’re going to do from week to week. [Callahan] might say one thing on Monday, and on Saturday, it’s something different. [Gruden] built this team back up to where it was, and now it’s falling apart.” – Woodson again.

    Tim Brown may have used a word “sabotage”, but he probably meant sabotaging the teams chances of winning a SB.

    Callahan sounds like a terrible coach, and Tony Romo might be in trouble going forward.

  34. pilot2011 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:20 PM

    props to Dan Patrick and co. on getting these guys the day after the story breaks.

    had the Deadspin writer on the show the day after their story broke too.

    by far the best sports news program on the radio and tv.

  35. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:22 PM

    I just want people to understand our superiority.

  36. bringbackkosar says: Jan 23, 2013 12:26 PM

    Te’o must be smiling right now, there’s now a Golden Domer who is more of a nutjob than he is – didn’t think it was possible

  37. cincyorangenblack says: Jan 23, 2013 12:27 PM

    In Brown’s defense…he said he “would” sabotage, not that he “did”

  38. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: Jan 23, 2013 12:31 PM

    great players dont necessarily make mensa candidates. Tim Brown and Jerry Rice were great players on the field without question.
    Off the field listening to them talk makes one wonder if they arent in need of some sort of testing regarding their brains.
    Jerry Rice couldnt even hang on Sirius Radio because he flat out, get this, Talk Intelligently!
    Listen to bo bo brown and it sounds like more of the same.

  39. nashz84 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:41 PM

    I had a hard time believing his original version of the story that coach pretty mush throw the game by changing the game plan, come on Tim know you changing you’re story I’m not buying it

  40. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:43 PM

    You just cant get through to ignorance, tim i totaly get what your tryin to do, jerry too, all these people dont get to put there say in if your right, but really robbins needs the understanding more than these media people, as for coach callahan, where is his involvement, why can he man up and accept that he blew it with the ga,e and his players, id never let my kid go to a team with him on my staff. Your first responsibility is your players, then your org then yourself, got major puss points from me!!

  41. mattyj1055 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    please stop saying that changing the gameplan couldn’t have driven robbins over the edge… you clearly don’t know anything about mental illness.. there is something called a TRIGGER and ruining the most important day of someones life obviously falls into that category… true or not it makes a ton of sense

  42. whynotusecommonsense says: Jan 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    For those asking, “why now”? Tim has been saying this for years. It’s just that when he first brought it up things like Facebook, Twitter weren’t around to spread things like wildfire.

    Now you’ve got media who take tidbits of a conversation and create a headline to fit their story. It’s not the first time, it won’t be the last time.

    Tim’s opinion that Callahan cost them the game is based on the fact that the game plan was changed. He’s entitled to his opinion.

    This story got more legs than it deserves. Tim to move on.

  43. enrifer says: Jan 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    Jerry Rice agrees with Timmy again…seems to me they just miss being in the spotlight why didn’t this come out right after the game was played.

  44. joebatters says: Jan 23, 2013 12:48 PM

    Tim Brown sounds like a total idiot. He seems not to be able to get out of his own way lately (his comments on Trestman were laughable and painted him as a pretty selfish player). The fact that Jerry Rice got involved and chimed in doesnt help him either, as Jerry is about as bright as a door knob (have you seen this guy on ESPN…it is sad really. Great player, but horrible on TV because he is just too “slow” mentally). Tim Brown and Te’o are doing ND proud….

  45. 4sacroc says: Jan 23, 2013 12:49 PM

    Tim Brown:

    A guy who under-performed for years now trying
    to become relevant at the expense of someone else.

    Get a job.

  46. sabatimus says: Jan 23, 2013 12:52 PM

    Mitt Romney is applauding with an evil smirk somewhere right now.

  47. war27 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:54 PM

    Most of us understood what he meant right from the start. He was never saying BC threw the game, he was saying his actions threw the game and it was possible some of them were intentional or just so stupid no one would ever believe it.

  48. jrock3x8 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:58 PM

    Isn’t he a candidate for the HOF? Well that’s going swimmingly…

  49. riverhorsey says: Jan 23, 2013 12:59 PM

    Browns getting good about throwing his past coaches under the bus, that’s 2 in two weeks. Wasn’t he saying Tressman screwed him when Rice came on board?

  50. bucs4life1014 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:59 PM

    Yeah, and Manti Te’os girlfriend is real.

  51. noring4youstill says: Jan 23, 2013 1:02 PM

    Of course you didn’t Tim. Maybe you just don’t remember. Maybe now you’ll blame the nfl.

  52. bordner says: Jan 23, 2013 1:05 PM

    Is there any other team in the league that is this much more entertaining off the field than they are on the field?

  53. forreels says: Jan 23, 2013 1:08 PM

    Hey Tim,

    What do you expect a coach to do when you are down 20-3 at half and you have averaged 1.9 yards per carry on the ground. I have Tim Brown and Jerry Rice hmmmm I better keep running the ball!

    Another example of when it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and relieve all doubt.

    Jerry? Really? I would have expected more from him.

  54. jeremycrowhurst says: Jan 23, 2013 1:09 PM

    Calahan had an obligation to put a game plan in place that would give his team a chance to win. He did the opposite. He put a game plan in that hadn’t been practised.

    He also made the decision not to change the line-call terminology that he knew Gruden knew, thus ensuring the TB defense would know what plays were coming.

    In what universe is that anything other than throwing the game?

  55. bayarea510 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:13 PM

    Do you realize how bad of Coach you must be for people to assume you MUST of sabotaged the SuperBowl because you were that awful……

  56. raiders1980 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:21 PM

    Why is it that “Blaming Callahan for one element of the long history of personal and legal problems that Robbins has had is extremely unfair”?

    It is more than plausible, it’s actually very likely, that a person with Robbins’ health problem was put under unbearable pressure by a coach ignoring his pleas:

    “Barret Robbins begged coach Callahan, ‘Do not do this to me. I don’t have time to make my calls, to get my calls ready. You can’t do this to me on Friday. We haven’t practiced full speed, we can’t get this done,’ ” Brown said.

    So the only way this would be “extremely unfair” is if Callahan actually has NOT changed the game plan on Friday or if Robbins did not say substantially what’s quoted above. The article writer is in no position to judge either.

    And Brown is not backtracking on what he originally said, just reiterating it. To quote from the SiriusXM interview:

    “It’s hard to say that the guy sabotaged the Super Bowl. You know, can you really say that? That can be my opinion, but I can’t say for a fact that that’s what his plan was, to sabotage the Super Bowl.”

    Article writer clearly has a reading comprehension problem.

  57. dabears2485 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:21 PM

    If I were Callahan, my lawyer would already be filing the defamation suit.

  58. poolboy87 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:22 PM

    My absolute favorite part:

    “But of course the media hears ‘sabotage’ and ‘Bill Callahan’ and ‘throwing the football game,’ now they’re saying ‘Throwing the football game’”

    Haha, takes accusing the media to a whole new level. “Those jerks are quoting me directly! It’s all their fault!”. This guy’s defense is as stupid as saying somebody would purposefully lose the Super Bowl on purpose, just to help their buddy out.

    I believe this might be what you call trying to dodge a lawsuit.

  59. labfan30 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:28 PM

    Here is what I find funny about the entire thing. The Raiders who LOVED Jon Gruden forget that they never got to the Super Bowl with Gruden.

    They did with Callahan. Sure, Callahan took the players and system built up by Gruden, but he got them to a Super Bowl that Gruden had never done before.

    He had to do something right. (Just for the record, I HATE Bill Callahan and think he couldn’t coach his way out of a bag. . . but he did have success to get that team to the Super Bowl)

  60. dabearsk says: Jan 23, 2013 1:35 PM

    I would say Rich Ganon’s 5 interceptions with 3 of them returned for TDs sabotaged the Raiders chances…. Brown and Rice are both clowns.

  61. tryandthink says: Jan 23, 2013 1:43 PM

    His comments aren’t even coherent

  62. raidernation210 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:45 PM

    you have to love the computer generation. just sit behind a computer, cell phone or ipad and run your mouth knowing you will never have to answer to anybody. There should be no comment section in any website because all you get is a bunch of computer tough guys who would never back up what they are saying and just continue to run there mouth. They are probably so disgusted with their own lifes that they have to take out their anger on teams or players that they dislike. It’s sad really

  63. FinFan68 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:46 PM

    Just add “liar” to the list of things unlikable about Tim Brown

  64. richc111 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    Well there goes Tim’s shot at the Hall of Fame. too bad. It was going to be hard enough for him to get in before this happened. For the record he should have been in already

  65. thelastpieceofcheese says: Jan 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    I didn’t know the game plan had to be acceptable to the team crazies so they don’t leave the team.

  66. bartlettruss says: Jan 23, 2013 1:52 PM

    The thing that bothers me is that Brown and Rice obviously THINK that Callahan threw the game. What kind of life has Callahan lived that would lead people (more than one person) to think he had that in him? Some of the players obviously have a seriously low opinion of him.

    I think that Brown saying Callahan threw the game because Gruden was his friend was a huge mistake. It allows people to argue about motive. Motive is secondary. Primary is the question of did Callahan do things that could reasonably be expected to undermine the team. If we get a yes on that then we can go to the question of why.

    Usually those things come back to money, not wanting to let your friend beat you in the biggest game of your life because you just think he’s such a great guy.

  67. foreverlsu says: Jan 23, 2013 1:56 PM

    Not a good month for Notre Dame fans …and former players.

    Hey Tim, don’t go away mad, just go away!

  68. getyourownname says: Jan 23, 2013 2:01 PM

    Up Next: Tim Brown claims he is misquoted in his soon-to-be-published autobiography.

  69. scottplayersfacemask says: Jan 23, 2013 2:09 PM

    So whats the big deal? The Browns have a whole front office that sabotages every single facet of every single process involved in the game. Oh and it’s heading into it’s 14th straight year of doing it.

  70. philtration says: Jan 23, 2013 2:10 PM

    “I did not say that either”
    -Jerry Rice

  71. honkerdawg says: Jan 23, 2013 2:12 PM

    Another example of just HOW STUPID these players are!

  72. scchamil says: Jan 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    I thought all along the word he was really looking for was “undermine”. I think it’s completely possible that Callahan’s incompetence undermined their ability to win that game and that his actions were not reasonable. Where Brown gets into trouble is that he keeps pointing out the friendship with Gruden. There is no way Callahan would “sabotage” or throw the game for his friend (at that point whoever won that game was going to be the up and coming coach)… what I do think is plausible is that Callahan’s heart was not with the organization and the team in a way normal SB coaches are and that his mind (in terms of strategy) was not as sharp because of it. Tim didn’t explain it well… but to be fair, Callahan’s never explained his strategy for that game very well either.

  73. keepingitrealdumb says: Jan 23, 2013 2:21 PM

    all you people saying that TBrown should crawl under things and shutup should themselves shutup. this is great stuff .. if there was none of this then what would you read about? another ray lewis dance? you wanna keep reading about the many different ways ray lewis inspires his teammates? for the hundredth time?

    be very grateful that we have TBrown to give us this entertainment leading up to the SB .. i am grateful

  74. florida727 says: Jan 23, 2013 2:22 PM

    The dictionary used to have a picture of a politician next to the word “idiot”. Now there’s a picture of Tim Brown. Who knew?

    Time to go back to being irrelevant, Timmy.

  75. poolboy87 says: Jan 23, 2013 2:33 PM

    I’d just like to say something else to the folks that like to (stupidly) cling to the idea of the game plan being suddenly changed to something that the Raiders were totally uncomfortable with on the Friday before the Superbowl…

    Here’s the play breakdown for the AFC championship:
    9 RB rushes, 41 passing attempts

    For the Super Bowl:
    9 RB rushes, 44 passing attempts

    Yeah…clearly the Raiders (who had an MVP QB and were #1 in the league in passing that year) went with a totally random game plan that nobody was at all comfortable with for that game.

    Oh, and just for the record…Rod Woodson has said that Barret left the team BEFORE Callahan changed the plan, and was probably what caused the change to begin with.

  76. ralphross373 says: Jan 23, 2013 2:38 PM

    Brown may be a future HOF’r, but he has proven his is foolish.

  77. danolson68 says: Jan 23, 2013 2:41 PM

    Backtracking is an understatement. After listening to his interview with Dan Patrick I can honestly say I have no flippin’ idea where Tim Brown is coming from. Hard to understand and process his line of reasoning when literally every other word was “you know.”

    Sorry, but I lost a tremendous amount of respect for Tim Brown after this fiasco. I’m sure I am not alone on this.

  78. larryboodry says: Jan 23, 2013 2:42 PM

    xtb3 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    “Just last week Brown on ESPN was bashing Bears hiring Mark Trestman calling him as thinking he was smarter than anyone – story right on this site. Much because he said Trestman preferred Jerry Rice over himself those many years ago in Oakland. Seems like Brown has problems?”

    So let’s see…Brown’s criticism of Trestman is that (a) he thinks he’s ‘smarter than anyone,’ and (b) Trestman preferred throwing to Jerry Rice over him.

    Doesn’t (b) sort of prove (a)? And if you’re Tim Brown, doesn’t anyone you encounter think they’re smarter than you?

  79. edavidberg says: Jan 23, 2013 2:42 PM

    I find this entertaining as hell, and I applaud Brown for giving his admittedly insane interpretation of events.

    For me, I really do wonder if this helped push Robbins over the edge. I don’t even know if the game plan change happened–Gannon said it didn’t.

  80. thisonesforpat says: Jan 23, 2013 2:59 PM

    You really want this guy over other premier wide-outs? Lots ‘o catches…big Heisman pose… I don’t care!

  81. maddog111 says: Jan 23, 2013 3:01 PM

    raidernation210 says:
    Jan 23, 2013 1:45 PM
    you have to love the computer generation. just sit behind a computer, cell phone or ipad and run your mouth knowing you will never have to answer to anybody. There should be no comment section in any website because all you get is a bunch of computer tough guys who would never back up what they are saying and just continue to run there mouth. They are probably so disgusted with their own lifes that they have to take out their anger on teams or players that they dislike. It’s sad really
    ————————————–
    Pot, meet Kettle.

  82. howiehandles says: Jan 23, 2013 3:02 PM

    Just waiting for him to backtrack on his criticism of Barrett Robbins…..3…2….1..

    Tim, Barrett’s attorney is on the phone.

    Tim: I blame Lyle Alzado and George Blanda.

    Surprised the bipolar support folks haven’t jumped on Brown for his comments.

  83. someoneanswerthatphone says: Jan 23, 2013 3:09 PM

    Tim Brown just sabotaged his chance of getting into the Hall of Fame.

  84. larryboodry says: Jan 23, 2013 3:11 PM

    raiders1980 says:

    “And Brown is not backtracking on what he originally said, just reiterating it. To quote from the SiriusXM interview:

    ‘It’s hard to say that the guy sabotaged the Super Bowl. You know, can you really say that? That can be my opinion, but I can’t say for a fact that that’s what his plan was, to sabotage the Super Bowl.’

    Article writer clearly has a reading comprehension problem.”

    First of all, reading any quote uttered by Tim Brown is cause for a comprehension problem…Second of all, what Brown is basically saying here is ‘In my opinion Bill Callahan sabotaged the Super Bowl, but since I can’t prove it, I’m not saying it, okay?’

    (Wink-wink, nudge-nudge…)

  85. clk320cpe says: Jan 23, 2013 3:29 PM

    andyreidisthegoat says:
    Jan 23, 2013 12:13 PM
    This kind of reminds me of donovan mcnaab when he first retired last year. He was seeking attention and just saying these outlandish things to obtain it. It was all very self serving and it also had these hidden grudge connotations associated with his comments.
    ————————————————

    RIGHT! Dono said Andy threw the SB or it was kinda like that with his comments.

    Anything McNabb says is met with venom from fans in Philly. What “outlandish” things did he say? If anyone has a grudge, it’s Eagle fans against Donovan. Jeez, his “blackness” was questioned by one of the eagle fans in Bernard Hopkins. All the Philly fans loved it & jumped all over it.

    Leave Donovan out of this, you don’t see Viking fans killing Tarkenton, you don’t see Bill fans killing Jim Kelly but you sure do see Eagle fans killing McNabb every chance they get. You guys have no idea what you had with Reid & Donovan but the next few years will show you.

  86. rg3sus says: Jan 23, 2013 3:50 PM

    I’ve seen the entire interview transcribed. He totally said it. Good luck back tracking this one. And weirder thought, why is he now taking it all back? Threat of a law suit maybe?

  87. pologroundsvet says: Jan 23, 2013 4:11 PM

    This whole thing makes no sense. Tim Brown is a bright, classy, well spoken gentleman who was a hell of an athlete and should be in the HOF. This is so totally out of character and comes at an odd time.

  88. thesmedman says: Jan 23, 2013 4:16 PM

    Dear Tim,

    Drew Brees wants an explanation.

    Sincerely,

    R. Goodell

  89. 69finfan says: Jan 23, 2013 4:26 PM

    Dolphin fan here and I pray that our DB’s can packpeddle half as good as Tim Brown is next season.

  90. radrntn says: Jan 23, 2013 5:21 PM

    lets be perfectly clear….rich gannon answered this perfectly yesterday when he said that callahan never changed the playbook or the play calls. So when gannon huddled up and called the play at the line, Tampa Bay knew exactly what play they were going to run…..say what you want, if you don’t think that was sabotage , which gannon politely tip toed around, the raider nation will just call it as it is “the dumbest coach ever to appear in the super bowl.”

  91. raideralex99 says: Jan 23, 2013 5:54 PM

    Some of you really need to grow up and give your head shake.
    One thing we all can agree on the Bucs whipped the Raiders for the SB.

    Lets examine just the true facts ….

    Video proves Lynch and the Bucs D knew what every play was … sounds a little like the Pats “spy gate” … if you know what’s coming your chances of winning greatly increase.
    Robbins went missing the day before the big game … Has this ever happened before?

    Now here’s some questions that need to be asked …

    Was the game plan changed one day before Robbins when AWOL … 2 days before the big game.
    Ask any NFL coach if he would change a game plan 2 days before and what are the chances of winning?

    I keep reading why is Brown bringing it up now … HELLO he has been saying it for years it’s just someone wrote it and when you use the word “sabotage” it catches the media’s attention.

    You ask why would Callahan throw away a chance of winning a SB … if he won he wouldn’t have got the credit it because it was Gruden’s team. Maybe he was still pissed off at Al for trading his best friend … It does make sense.

    This story sounds so rediculous at first but when you really think about it …. There are alot of unanswered questions.

  92. stevent92 says: Jan 23, 2013 5:59 PM

    Now Romanowski is REALLY going to be flabbergasted

  93. nflr92 says: Jan 23, 2013 6:23 PM

    Cue up “I was taken out of context” reel…..

  94. nananatman says: Jan 23, 2013 6:48 PM

    He said “would throw the Super Bowl” not “did throw the Super Bowl.” You actually have made up an accusation although it was theoretically put out there.

  95. jthv83 says: Jan 24, 2013 12:08 AM

    What’s forgotten here is how the Bucs f’n rolled this team and it was Gannon who threw 5 picks to the NFL’s most dominant D, not Callahan.

    This is not a story, it’s Slug Go Seam.

  96. lawyermalloy says: Jan 24, 2013 4:07 AM

    Bringing the integrity of the “Superbowl” into question should certainly endear Brown with the HOF voters;……….NOT!

  97. gmenapparelfan says: Jan 25, 2013 3:59 AM

    Well, I think, Tim Brown needs to keep his mouth shut!…

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