Former Oakland Raiders WR Tim Brown is making allegations that his team was sabotaged by head coach Bill Callahan in Super Bowl XXXVII vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, because of the tumultuous relationship between Callahan, former HC Jon Gruden, and owner Al Davis:
We all called it sabotage . . . because Callahan and [Tampa Bay coach Jon] 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. So really he had become someone who was part of the staff but we just didn’t pay him any attention.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder at the end of Sunday’s 28-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Mike smith announced Monday that he will not require surgery. It will force Ryan out of the Pro Bowl this week, and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will make the trip to Honolulu in his place.
With only one game remaining in the 2012 NFL season, now is the time retirements will begin to be announced, and Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday is expected to retire.