Tim Brown: Bill Callahan Purposely Sabotaged the Raiders in the Super Bowl
Tim Brown has had alot to say recently. He isn't a fan of Trestman, and now he believes former Raiders coach Bill Callahan sabotaged the 2002 Super Bowl team. He claims this mostly because Callahan changed the game plan 48 hours before Super Bowl XXXVII; "We all called it sabotage ... because Callahan and Gruden were good friends. And Callahan had a big problem with the Raiders, you know, hated the Raiders. You know, only came because Gruden made him come. Literally walked off the field on us a couple of times during the season when he first got there, the first couple years." Brown claims this was the reason why center Robbins went AWOL..I guess he was begging Callahan "not to do this to him," because they hadn't had any full practices with this new plan, and that they wouldn't have any time to adjust to it. And apparently, Jerry Rice agrees with Brown. "And in a way, maybe because he (Callahan) didn't like the Raiders, he was willing to sabotage just a little bit and let Jon Gruden go out and win this one," Rice said.
Tim Brown -- Bill Callahan 'sabotaged' Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII loss - ESPN
I guess it's possible, and the circumstances involved are suspicious. The one thing that has me skeptical is Brown's new hobby of talking alot. Seeking attention? Or is there something there?
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IIRC all the Raiders did that game is run the double sluggo routes time after time. I suppose being a inflexible hammerhead could be seen as sabotage but then again so could Tice.
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Listen to a interview with Jon Ritchie (FB on the Raiders) on CBS Sports Radio this morning and Ritchie said the idea of 'sabotage' with Callahan started way back after the team started the season 4-4. At halftime in their 9th game... the offensive was telling Callahan they needed to rush more. After a heated battle in the locker room the team went back out and Callahan was calling running plays the team had not ran since the first couple weeks of training camp. Apparently to just prove a point to his team. Sounds more or less like a stubborn head coach in his rookie year not wanting any incite from his players.
The Super Bowl loss can be chalked up to Callahan using nearly the same exact offensive playbook that Gruden left.
On the subject of Robbins... Ritchie said he heard Robbins went into a serve bi-polar attack and thought the team had already won the game on Friday night and left the team's hotel to go to Mexico to celebrate.
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Yup 3 pick 6s, totally H.C throwing the game.
Not saying he did, but espn radio had whichever player that lost a sb with the giants, just to win it with the bucs, and he said the bucs KNEW they were gonna win, because Gruden taught them all of Gannon's hand signals and whatnot. They basically had an unfair leg up on the raiders, which explains why it was such a shitty sb (with #1 offense vs. #1 defense)..