Once upon a time, Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach Bill Callahan was a failed head coach at Nebraska. Before that, he was a moderately successful head coach for the Oakland Raiders, and coached the Raiders to Super Bowl XXXVII, when he was set to go against his good buddy Jon Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who ended up winning the game.
On Saturday, when Brown spoke to SiriusXM NFL Radio, former Raiders wide receiver and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, a Dallas native, said some pretty damning stuff about Callahan, who has been rumored to take over play-calling duties for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys.
Brown said Callahan "sabotaged" the Raiders in the Super Bowl, basically saying he threw the game to his buddy Gruden, who had left the head-coaching job in Oakland to take over in Tampa Bay and had brought Callahan to Oakland with him as an assistant before he took over for Gruden.
"We all called it sabotage ... because Callahan and Gruden were good friends," Brown told NFL Radio. "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 Callahan totally changed the offensive game plan just days before the game, despite the begs and pleas of his players to not do so. That included center Barret Robbins, who famously disappeared on a bi-polar induced drug binge the week of the game and was MIA for the actual game.
Brown doesn't claim that's why Robbins left, saying everyone knew he was a bit off his rocker, but did say it might have had something to do with it.
"I'm not saying one had anything to do with the other," Brown said. "All I'm saying is those are the facts of what happened Super Bowl week. So our ire wasn't towards Barret Robbins, it was towards Bill Callahan. Because we feel as if he wouldn't have did what he did, then Barret wouldn't have done what he did."
You can read more about Brown's comments on the current Cowboys assistant and decide for yourself here.