The time DeVone Claybrooks beat Marc Trestman in the Super Bowl

DeVone Claybrooks knows what it feels like to win the Super Bowl.

When the newly-named B.C. Lions head coach was playing for Tampa Bay the Buccaneers, the team made it to the NFL championship game in 2003. Their opponents: the Oakland Raiders, who had Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator at the time.

Trestman helped Rich Gannon win the NFL MVP award throwing while for a league-leading 4,689 yards to go along with 26 touchdowns against 10 interceptions in a high-scoring Raiders offence. But the stingy Bucs defence shut down Trestman’s offence in the title game and won 48-21.

“I end up playing for Trestman down the road after I won the Super Bowl and I really was curious to ask really what happened offensively in that game because those guys didn’t change any of their checks or anything like that,”¬†Claybrooks told the story on Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver this week.

“He really just kept it straight, he was in typical Trestman fashion “DeVone I thought a great offence would beat a great defence and I guess wrong.”

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