Aug 12, 2010; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders squad development coach Willie Brown during the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Willie Brown Gets The Keys To Napa


Let it be known that being an all-time great in the NFL is good but being an all-time great for the Raiders specifically is even better. Just ask Willie Brown who was given the keys to the city of Napa by none other than Jill Tecehl herself, the mayor of Napa.

The Raiders Tweeted the news and a photo of the event today as Brown was given the keys to city in which the Silver and Black call home for one month in the summer.

For Brown, I’m not so sure this is as great an accomplishment as being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame but it’s quite an honor none the less. How many former players get the keys to the city in which their former team only practices for a few weeks a year? Better yet, how many NFLers get keys to any city in which they weren’t born, lived or for that matter ever played in?

But such is the nature of being recognized as an all-time great for the Silver and Black. It’s an honor to wear the shirt and those who do it with pride are always rewarded in some way once their playing days are done.

Congrats to Brown!

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