Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 1/23/13

Former Oakland and Tampa Bay receiver Tim Brown sounds as if he is still hurting from the Raiders Super Bowl XXXVII loss to the Bucs a decade ago. So hurt that he can’t remember if he said former head coach Bill Callahan sabotaged the game plan or not. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Here is what Brown said Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio: “We all called it sabotage . . . because Callahan and Gruden were good friends.” Brown said that in reference to Bill Callahan changing the gameplan two nights before the Super Bowl. Former teammate Jerry Rice also agreed with Brown in an ESPN interview. Rice said Callahan may have decided to “let Jon Gruden go out and win this one.” Well, after several interviews since Saturday, including one Tuesday with 98.7 The Fan in Tampa, Brown said he will never back down from what he said. Brown is doing just that, backing down: “I have never said that he sabotaged the game. 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.” That was Brown Wednesday morning on the Dan Patrick Show via ProFootballTalk.com. Former teammate and Raiders’ quarterback Rich Gannon said both Brown and Rice are out of line. Stated that the game plan changing dramatically is simply not true. And how does Callahan feel about these claims? He says he is “shocked, saddened and outraged” by what Brown and Rice have said. So much time has passed since this game was played. Nothing was said then about the game being thrown or “sabotaged” in any way until recently. One thing is certain, Warren Sapp did not like the comments: Does Tim Brown have any idea if Reid & McNabb threw the NFC champ game that year too — Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) January 22, 2013 Somebody tell Tim I want my helmet back! — Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) January 22, 2013   He’s out of my collection w/ this BS #BoyItsOver — Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) January 22, 2013 (Photo credit: AP) The post So Tim, was the Bucs Super Bowl win sabotaged or not? appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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