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Tim Brown “shocked” Bears hired Trestman

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Posted: 01/17/2013 6:55 AM

Tim Brown “shocked” Bears hired Trestman 


posted by: vic tafur ( email , twitter ) | jan 16 at 12:24 pm

From ESPNChicago.com:

Former Raiders receiver Tim Brown was “shocked” that the Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman as head coach on Wednesday and said he never saw the potential to lead an NFL team in his former offensive coordinator.

“I don’t want to say it was a joke, but I just never saw Trestman as being a head coach,” Brown said Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.

(Trestman reportedly interviewed for the Raiders offensive coordinator job last week.)

Brown had posted nine straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons with the Raiders entering 2002, the year Trestman took over as the team’s offensive coordinator. In that 2002 season, Jerry Rice emerged as the team’s leading receiver and Brown finished with 930 yards.

“The year he took over as offensive coordinator is also the year my reign with the Raiders ended because he made Jerry the No. 1 receiver instead of myself,” Brown said. “The year before I made the Pro Bowl and caught [91 passes for 1,165 yards] … and the year afterwards, the year he takes over I think I came like 50 yards from catching 1,000 yards in 10 or 11 straight seasons.

“Hey, look, I’m not a selfish player, but come on, if I put the work in, make this happen for me. We had some interesting words about that part of it.”

That 2002 season might have been the end of Brown’s run as the team’s top receiver, but it also ended with a Super Bowl appearance. The Raiders, who lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, led the NFL in total yards and had the top-ranked passing game led by quarterback Rich Gannon, who won the MVP.

(Gannon, meanwhile, Tweeted Wednesday that he’s “excited for my former coach Marc Trestman as new HC in Chicago. He is as qualified as any to coach that team and work with Cutler!”)

Oakland was one of Trestman’s eight stops in the NFL as an assistant. He has spent the past five years in the CFL as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes.

Brown said there’s no question Trestman can run an effective offense. It’s running an NFL locker room that gives Brown pause.

“He’s a really smart guy, knows football like the back of his hand. That’s not the issue,” Brown said. “But there’s a lot more to coaching than just X’s and O’s. You have to be able to deal with players and that’s the reason [former Raiders coach] Bill Callahan hasn’t succeeded as a head coach because he’s a smart guy, knows football like the back of his hand, but when it comes to leading me, it’s a totally different intangible you have to have. It’s going to be very interesting to see how (Trestman) and Jay Cutler get along, that’s for sure.”


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Posted: 01/17/2013 9:20 AM

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timmy b needs to just shut the fvck up !!!
the bitter old bastard crying about losing passes to jerry rice the greatest reciever in history,say everything about what kind of guy he is in the locker room !!!

IERaiderFan wrote: posted by: vic tafur ( email , twitter ) | jan 16 at 12:24 pm

From ESPNChicago.com:

Former Raiders receiver Tim Brown was “shocked” that the Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman as head coach on Wednesday and said he never saw the potential to lead an NFL team in his former offensive coordinator.

“I don’t want to say it was a joke, but I just never saw Trestman as being a head coach,” Brown said Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.

(Trestman reportedly interviewed for the Raiders offensive coordinator job last week.)

Brown had posted nine straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons with the Raiders entering 2002, the year Trestman took over as the team’s offensive coordinator. In that 2002 season, Jerry Rice emerged as the team’s leading receiver and Brown finished with 930 yards.

“The year he took over as offensive coordinator is also the year my reign with the Raiders ended because he made Jerry the No. 1 receiver instead of myself,” Brown said. “The year before I made the Pro Bowl and caught [91 passes for 1,165 yards] … and the year afterwards, the year he takes over I think I came like 50 yards from catching 1,000 yards in 10 or 11 straight seasons.

“Hey, look, I’m not a selfish player, but come on, if I put the work in, make this happen for me. We had some interesting words about that part of it.”

That 2002 season might have been the end of Brown’s run as the team’s top receiver, but it also ended with a Super Bowl appearance. The Raiders, who lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, led the NFL in total yards and had the top-ranked passing game led by quarterback Rich Gannon, who won the MVP.

(Gannon, meanwhile, Tweeted Wednesday that he’s “excited for my former coach Marc Trestman as new HC in Chicago. He is as qualified as any to coach that team and work with Cutler!”)

Oakland was one of Trestman’s eight stops in the NFL as an assistant. He has spent the past five years in the CFL as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes.

Brown said there’s no question Trestman can run an effective offense. It’s running an NFL locker room that gives Brown pause.

“He’s a really smart guy, knows football like the back of his hand. That’s not the issue,” Brown said. “But there’s a lot more to coaching than just X’s and O’s. You have to be able to deal with players and that’s the reason [former Raiders coach] Bill Callahan hasn’t succeeded as a head coach because he’s a smart guy, knows football like the back of his hand, but when it comes to leading me, it’s a totally different intangible you have to have. It’s going to be very interesting to see how (Trestman) and Jay Cutler get along, that’s for sure.”


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Posted: 01/17/2013 9:29 AM

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That just wraps up that whole crew for me. Gannon, Rice, now Brown were the most selfish players we have had. The bowled over our incredibly weak Coach back then (Callahan) and took over the team to pad all of their stats. Remember some of those games? We would not run the ball at all!! No balance! I remember Rice in one interview saying that " we may have to pass every play!" And they did. Gruden had built us a great team. Callahan lost control of the superstar, egocentric players. Those 3 ruined that team Gruden built, and we have never recovered. Coaches need to run the team , period. I dont think Allen will let players run this one. Give him time.
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Posted: 01/17/2013 10:19 AM

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Wow, Browns statements did come of "selfish" but I never thought of Rice or more importantly Gannon in that regard. Gannon was always the first guy in last guy out when it came to being with the Raiders. That's not selfish, he was driven to win.
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Posted: 01/17/2013 2:15 PM

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Liked T. Brown, he played soft though; but never really cared once he opened his mouth and talk shyt. Hope he makes HOF one day maybe if he cuts back on the rethoric might help.
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Posted: 01/17/2013 5:36 PM

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I feel the same way he came across as very bitter no wonder Al did not want him around to "Help the Team" he should just shut up, his mouth get's him in trouble he will never make the Hall taking crap..



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Posted: 01/17/2013 5:40 PM

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This... as much as i hate to say it. T. Brown is coming off alot like McNabb. Just bitter...
GoRaiders2005 wrote: Liked T. Brown, he played soft though; but never really cared once he opened his mouth and talk shyt. Hope he makes HOF one day maybe if he cuts back on the rethoric might help.

 
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Posted: 01/17/2013 10:25 PM

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coming off like a crybaby

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Posted: 01/19/2013 5:37 AM

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Having been a fan of the Raiders since the mid sixties, i have seen alot of receivers come and go. I for one never saw Tim Brown as a player who played soft. He was the go to guy for many years and he caught the ball down the field as well as over the middle. I do think some of his comments make him sound bitter, but that doesn't change the kind of player he was.
Maybe i'm the only one who see's a pattern here, is it possible that there is anger directed towards Al and the way he treated players in his later years?

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Posted: 01/19/2013 9:08 AM

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timmy b and m.allen are both in the same category of bitter fvcks !!!

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Posted: 01/19/2013 10:14 AM

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fvck tim brown. during most of his playing career he never struck me as a "me first" guy but towards his end with the raiders and his post-career bashing of the raiders are out of line. the fact that he resented nfl's all time best receiver being the top guy speaks volumes. keep waiting on that call from canton, aint comin any time soon.
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Posted: 01/19/2013 6:19 PM

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This pretty much confirms that Tim Brown is a selfish player with a big ego that will pout if he doesn't get the ball. However, he does have a point about concerns for Trestman. If he couldn't motivate a selfish bassbowl like Timmy B, can he manage 60-70 guys on the roster, IR, and practice squad? You have to think that out of that number, there's gonna be at least a few selfish players like him who want more touches, more snaps, more playing time, etc.

It's easy to blow off the comments because Brown is obviously bitter. But the NFL isn't a league full of 1800 standout character guys. Especially if the team starts losing, some players are gonna start thinking about themselves and want to have a bigger role in the game.
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Posted: 01/21/2013 8:49 AM

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C'mon Tim let your numbers open the door for you in Canton, but leave your mouth out in the lobby!
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Posted: 01/21/2013 9:40 AM

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timmy will get in due to his raider bashing alone,the media loves guys who do that sh.it !!!

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