Well, Tim Brown wants to come to the rescue of the Raiders. It looks like he's tired of the Raiders organization getting beat up by everyday. Tim Brown epitomized the Raiders while there 15 years. This guy loves the Raiders. And the Raiders love him. Al Davis loves loyalty and Tim Brown is loyal. And he wants to put that loyalty back into a team that he has respect for. A quote from Tim Brown in the the article states, "As much as you can defend them certainly there are certain things that are indefensible," Brown said. "...Right now the perception of the Raiders is not good and that's what's so bad because it is a great organization. It's done great things in the NFL and for people to be anyway thinking the Raiders are just a laughing stock of the league, it hurts me. It really hurts me to the core. I really wish there was something I could do on a day-to-day basis to help that situation out." He was speaking of the firing of Lane Kiffin and other oddities that are or maybe going on.
Brown then proceeded to talk about how former Raider players were talking "trash" about the Raiders, referring to Rich Gannon, and he stated this, "Gannon knows he came there with that 'I hate the Raiders' type mentality," Brown said. "He came in with that and showed that to all the players. And Gannon wasn't a very well like player his whole time with the raiders. In fact he was downright hated."
I am open to anything at this point that can turn this organization around. And the history of Al Davis to take on former players that will work within the organization gives me hope. Tim Brown also stated, "I can get along with anybody," Brown said. "I know Mr. Davis, I understand Mr. Davis. The only thing I would ask of him is to trust me."
Trust him Al Davis. This man knows football, and better yet, he knows Raider football. Jump on it like your life depended on it. Well, Tim Brown is supposed to be in Oakland this weekend for a Gene Upshaw tribute. Let's hope his pitch comes then and then let's pray that Al Davis not only hears him, but hugs him and welcomes him aboard with open arms.
I know there were a lot of quotes from "The Sacramento Bee", but I know that a lot of people may or may not have heard about this, and I thought it was something that should of been put out there. If you would like to read the article in it's entirety, then here's the address. Thanks Jason Jones for the quotes.
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