Raider Great Tim Brown: “I Told Gruden We’ve Had Bigger And Better Than You”
The great Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown joined The Drive to talk with Marc James about Al Davis, getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Super Bowl taking place in New York City this year.
We first ask the big question on if he thinks he’ll get the call this year to get into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
“I really don’t know have a clue,” says Brown. “You know like they say just spell my name right when you put me in.”
Tim got to play with a motley crew of Oakland players when he was on the Raiders, so we get his thoughts on fellow teammates like Bo Jackson.
“The team had to change a lot of things because Bo came in…It was great to have him but thank God we had a veteran team that could handle it”
The enigmatic owner Al Davis was always good for a sound bite, but what did Tim Brown think of playing for him.
“I definitely had my outs with him but the last 6 or 7 years I played there it was definitely good times for me. Plus, when Jon Gruden got there, everything changed.”
But how did Gruden change the Oakland franchise?
Brown says that Gruden “came in a little brash talking a lot,” but the team responded because “everyone bought in to that.”
Listen to the complete interview above!