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Tim Brown accuses Callahan of Super Bowl sabotage

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08:03 AM ET 01.22 | On the surface, Super Bowl XXXVII was marred for the Raiders by the weekend disappearance of center Barret Robbins, but Tim Brown has a different take. [Brown] believes that the blame for the 48-21 loss to the Buccaneers should go to Oakland's head coach. "We get our game plan for victory on Monday, and the game plan says we're gonna run the ball," Brown said Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, which provided us with the audio. ... [According to Brown, coach Bill Callahan, on the Friday before the Super Bowl, changed] the game plan from a run-heavy attack to an intent to "throw the ball 60 times." "We all called it sabotage . . . because Callahan and [Tampa Bay coach Jon] Gruden were good friends," Brown said.

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January 22, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Well, at least Callahan's career has been a great success since that mistake.

January 22, 2013  08:07 AM ET

A thread about a ten-years-ago Superbowl? That's a long time ago even in Roman numerals.

January 22, 2013  08:09 AM ET

I saw this last week... Dumbest story I've ever heard.

Jerry Rice would be the #1 WR over Tim Brown ANYDAY, ALLDAY.

January 22, 2013  08:10 AM ET

I remember that game, being a Raiders fan. The Tampa Bay defensive players all said they knew exactly what plays were coming because no one changed the offense from when Gruden had been the coach the year before.

January 22, 2013  08:10 AM ET

I'm guessing Tim won't be getting over this anytime soon.

January 22, 2013  08:11 AM ET
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I remember that game, being a Raiders fan. The Tampa Bay defensive players all said they knew exactly what plays were coming because no one changed the offense from when Gruden had been the coach the year before.

Smart thinking of Callahan to go with the exact same playbook that Gruden left behind.

January 22, 2013  08:13 AM ET
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I saw this last week... Dumbest story I've ever heard.Jerry Rice would be the #1 WR over Tim Brown ANYDAY, ALLDAY.

Oh wait... This guy is actually whining about something else now.

Tim Brown is on some sort of weird mission.

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January 22, 2013  08:20 AM ET

I'm sure Callahan intentionally sabotaged his own shot at winning a Superbowl.

Nah, actually I'm gonna go with, "Callahan got out-coached by the guy who built the roster Callahan was playing with."

January 22, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Wow, some idiot mod chopped my Marilyn avatar? This is Looka's doing 'cause I was talking about his pretty boy QB.

January 22, 2013  08:25 AM ET

A little late to be dredging this up.

January 22, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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Wow, some idiot mod chopped my Marilyn avatar? This is Looka's doing 'cause I was talking about his pretty boy QB.

Put up a Giselle avatar and watch him get all conflicted.

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January 22, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Oh wait... This guy is actually whining about something else now.Tim Brown is on some sort of weird mission.

They probably asked him a question about his only SB experience....I'm just guessing

January 22, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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A thread about a ten-years-ago Superbowl? That's a long time ago even in Roman numerals.

Why not they are still whining about the Immaculate Reception from 40 years ago...

January 22, 2013  09:25 AM ET

What garbage...

 
January 22, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Da Black & Silver!

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