I pretty much agree with this. I think Tim will be lucky to get into the HOF not just this year but ever. As ou say, Tim Brown never made any player around him better. He certainly did not help and teach younger players, especially WR's as he viewed them as a threat to his position.
Originally Posted by kinz
It was well known that he was a type of cancer in the lockerrom, especially against some players but mostly against the coaches. He was the first into Al's office at the end of a season complaining about coaches.
Seeing Rich Gannon will never get into the HOF, I am assuming you believe Tim Brown will never get in, either.
Actually, Al did stay loyal to Tim and it was difficult for hime to cut Tim. I think the statement about ND was in reference to Gruden.
Originally Posted by Skvllz
The Torin Dorn tragedy did not help with the growth of the team either in the 90's.
Some have accused Al's meddling for the change in offensive game plan. However, this was not Al's MO. He would effect changes to the defense but not on offense. Some also might say that if Bill Callahan changed the offensive gameplan on the Friday before he game without knowing, why wasn't he fired straight after the game. That answer is pretty smple. Can you imagine whe uproar if Al fired a first year HC who had just taken the team to the Superbowl? No, better for Al to let the 2003 season play out and hope the lockerrom turns on Callahan. Which is exactly what happened (led by Brown and Rice and others, BTW).
I think Tim Brown did overstep the mark with the "sabotage" suggestion. There seems to be claims and counter-claims as to when the gameplan changed. One thing is certain is that it did change. What Tim is saying is feasible, when you consider reverting to the old audibles after they had been practicing new ones up until the Friday.
Maybe we can all hope that Callahan sues Brown for defamation and it all plays out in court and we get all the details.
My Raiders 2014 Mock:
Round 1 - Trade #5 to Buffalo Bills for #9, #41, and #149
#9 - WR, Mike Evans
#36 - DE, Kony Ealy
Round 2 trade #41 to Chicago Bears for #51 and #183
#51 - QB, Jimmy Garappolo
#67 - S, Ed Reynolds
#107 - DT, Will Sutton
#149 - RB, Lache Seastrunk
#183 - G, Chris Watt
#219 - DT, Beau Allen
#235 - WR, Jeff Janis
QANTAS - even when an engine explodes the catering/service is STILL the biggest disaster on a Qantas flight!!!