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Devil’s Advocate: Heightened Expectations For Antonio Brown

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the...
Via Steelers Depot
2 days ago

Steelers legend criticizes Brown, players who 'showboat'

Pittsburgh Steelers icon Mean Joe Greene has some thoughts on the current iteration of the team, and not all of them positive.According to Greene, 2016 was a lost year for the team, thanks in part to some players who like to showboat a little too much.“We got guys who like to showboat,” Greene told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It’s definitely the one [Antonio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson issues challenge to two top NFL WRs … as a corner

Chad Johnson may be 39 and last played in the NFL in 2011, but he somehow believes he can compete with the best currently playing his position of wide receiver. But the twist is the man once known as “Ochocinco” wants to go mano-a-mano with the best wideouts in the NFL as a cornerback.Video recently surfaced on the Instagram accounts of Johnson and Antonio Brown in which Johnson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mean Joe Greene thinks Steelers should let Antonio Brown go

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not fond of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live post following the team’s playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Mike Tomlin ripped Brown for it and Brown himself was quite remorseful. But if Steelers legend “Mean” Joe Greene had his way, Brown would have been shown the door.“I was very, very, very disappointed in the actions of our wide receiver...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers make Brown NFL's highest-paid WR

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown have reportedly agreed to terms on a new contract that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. This news comes as no surprise, as it was reported earlier Monday that a deal was already well on its way to being concluded before the new league year. “Antonio is a good guy, a good person,” said Steelers’ President Art Rooney II...
Via Sportsnaut
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers, Brown making progress on extension

Wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly making major progress in contract extension talks.According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the two sides have made “significant progress” and hope to have a deal in place before free agency starts on March 9. Expect Brown to get paid in line with what the top receivers in the game make. He was set to make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown looking for around $16 million per season

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently said they have plans to “take care of” wide receiver Antonio Brown this offseason. This plan could include making him the highest-paid receiver in the league.This aligns perfectly with what Brown is reportedly seeking as far as salary goes.“The number that we’re looking at is somewhere around $16 million, and I say that because A.J. Green...
Via Sportsnaut
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers have told teams Brown is not available

Antonio Brown may have irritated some of his teammates and coaches down the stretch of the 2016 NFL season, but that does not mean the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to move on from arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL.According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, several teams have reached out to the Steelers to see if Brown is available via trade. Two of those teams told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Antonio Brown ‘frequently’ ran wrong routes when unhappy with offense

In just a few weeks time, Antonio Brown has gone from arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL to a frustrating player who annoys his teammates and coaches and often loses focus on the field — at least in the media.One Steelers beat writer, Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, believes the team should consider trading Brown this offseason. With Brown expecting a massive contract...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers concerned Antonio Brown cares too much about his stats

The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t sound too pleased with star receiver Antonio Brown.Apparently Brown was a bit of a distraction in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots, a continuation of his distracting developments after the whole Facebook Live fiasco leading up to the game.According to a report by Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith, Brown pitched...
Via The Sports Daily
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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