This week, we revisit our conversation with Tim Brown on the heels of his long awaited and much deserved election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January.
“It’s a big, big deal, it really is,” he told the Talk of Fame Network about making it as a Raider. “When I first got to the Raiders, a lot of people said I didn’t fit in with the Raiders’ organization. I was a good kid and clean cut and all that, and the Raiders weren’t known for that. But the one thing they were known for was playing good football.
“I always felt I could do what I needed to do for the Raiders on the football field, and, if I did that, then I was going to be a Raider. And that’s what I tried to do. I didn’t try to imitate them off the field. But I certainly tried to do that on the field. I think by playing great football I was quickly welcomed into the family. To add one more Raider to the notch (the Hall of Fame) … it’s a beautiful thing.”