Ed Driscoll

GOIN' HOME: ESPN is reporting

GOIN’ HOME: ESPN is reporting that Raiders head coach Bill Callahan put Barret Robbins, his Pro Bowl, All Pro center, on a plane back to Oakland, because he missed virtually all of yesterday’s practice. As the announcers on ESPN said, Callahan wants to make a statement that no one player is bigger than the game.

It will be interesting to see how the distraction of Robbins’ actions, and how Callahan adjusted to it, will affect the game today.

Here’s an earlier report, from ESPN’s Web site, written before Robbins was sent home.