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Jerry Rice says the Raiders coach threw the Super Bowl against the Bucs.


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#1 Cary Kollins

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Well this should get interesting.

It all started with former Raiders WR Tim Brown saying this: "We all called it sabotage ... because Callahan and Gruden were good friends," Brown said. "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."

http://www.nfl.com/n...super-bowl-loss


Now Jerry Rice has backed up what Brown said.

From PFT:

Rice, who was on the Raiders team that lost Super Bowl XXXVII to the Buccaneers, said on ESPN that Callahan disliked his players, disliked his team, and was willing to let his old boss, then-Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, beat him.
“For some reason — and I don’t know why — Bill Callahan did not like me,” Rice said. “In a way, maybe because he didn’t like the Raiders, he decided, ‘Maybe we should sabotage this a little bit and let Jon Gruden go out and win this one.’

http://profootballta...n-sabotaged-us/

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

link?

I mean that's a big bomb to drop with no linky

Edit:
Since I cant delete...

Thanks for the OP update!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

http://profootballta...per-bowl-xxxvi/

#4 Cary Kollins

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I can't imagine throwing the freaking Super Bowl and the lifetime of accolades that comes with, just for a grudge you have.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

Well, we already know the Bucs knew the plays the Raiders were calling in the huddle. That pretty much is shown in the highlights of the game. Yet my biggest question is, why in the world is Tim Brown making a fuss about this now? The game happened 10 years ago.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Well, we already know the Bucs knew the plays the Raiders were calling in the huddle. That pretty much is shown in the highlights of the game. Yet my biggest question is, why in the world is Tim Brown making a fuss about this now? The game happened 10 years ago.


Knowledge that he will never make the HoF?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Maybe he doesn't like the Cowboys. Callahan is the new Dallas OC and line coach.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

So this could be about payback on Callahan. Getting the Cowboys to look at him strangely.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

I think this is BS, the player are just bitter about the loss and want to redirect blame, because the Bucs beat down the Raiders like a red headed step child and saying it was the coach makes their ego hurt less.

if this was true it would have come out long before now.

I say complete BS

#10 CarolinaCoolin

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

I think this is BS, the player are just bitter about the loss and want to redirect blame, because the Bucs beat down the Raiders like a red headed step child and saying it was the coach makes their ego hurt less.

if this was true it would have come out long before now.

I say complete BS


This.

Noone throws a chance to win a Super Bowl. No one actively tries to sabotage their own nfl HC job.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Well, the fact it is the Raiders and the owner is/was Al Davis. That doesn't make things like this all that shocking.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

This.

Noone throws a chance to win a Super Bowl. No one actively tries to sabotage their own nfl HC job.



I'm not saying this did or didn't happen, I don't have any idea.

But to say "no one throws a chance to win a SuperBowl" you set yourself up as a perfect predictive judge of human behavior.

Human beings do ALL KINDS of stupid poo. ALL THE TIME.

I'm sure there are no reasons that you can come up with to satisfy YOU to throw a Super Bowl, but you sure as hell can't say that with perfect confidence about everybody else.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I think this is BS, the player are just bitter about the loss and want to redirect blame, because the Bucs beat down the Raiders like a red headed step child and saying it was the coach makes their ego hurt less.

if this was true it would have come out long before now.

I say complete BS


To be fair, Jon Ritchie, the FB for the Raiders at the time, has said for years that this was the case... It just never got the publicity it is getting now, for some reason.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

I wouldnt doubt it. Why would Jerry Rice and Tim Brown lie about it?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

I believe it


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