Antonio Brown has had a journey from last season ending in Pittsburgh, from the fiasco in Oakland, and now a warm welcoming in New England. Some would call this a disgrace or mastermind piece done by Antonio Brown. Since the last weeks of 2018 season in Pittsburgh Antonio Brown has been in the public eye every week within sports news around the globe.
It all started with rumors of him willingly sitting out in Pittsburgh’s last season game which was said by many sources. The True story actually told by Brown was explained that he was banged up and asked for time to heal. He wanted to play. Rather than a coach telling Brown to go to medical trainers, Coach Tomlin advised Brown to go home in the week of one of the biggest games of the season. In result in came to Brown not playing game day upon coaches decision.
Antonio Brown has made it public how the league uses players in a market but doesn’t take care of them in return. Continuing on to his trade to Oakland, Brown was delighted but also through his antics he spoke highly on other plans. Today it all results in that. Brown being described as the Villain or Hero within many topics shows that this was a huge change in the NFL. Many claimed Brown was in it for the money but Brown stated even in Pittsburgh from the beginning he wants to win and win a championship.
With all being said due to antics and all other social activities Brown got in a heated argument with Raiders GM Mayock. Sources claimed Brown said a racial comment calling GM a “cracker” which still is not verified as valid due to lack of video evidence. Weeks earlier in Oakland were false sources stating Brown said he would quit If he could not play with his helmet he petitioned for twice. Brown sated he doesn’t know where they even got that story from and never said it. All of those things arose much tension. In result it came to Brown posting on social media to release him. Oakland released the star wide receiver as well as his contract being void.
Many fans feared that AB could end up on the wrong team and many wished for him to go to a team of low standings. With all being said instantly Antonio Brown is Signed to the New England Patriots! Brown was welcomed by many fans, his new teammates, and Patriot stars Tom Brady and Julian Edelman. Players around the league such as Von Miller and others congratulated Brown. This gave insight to seeing was this really a fiasco or Antonio Browns intentions to be on a team of championship Caliber. Did Brown plan this all along?
Now New England with coach Bill Belichick has a team full of weapons including arguably the best Quarterback and Best Receiver in the league all in the same huddle. Many still question will this be the end of the antics for Brown, a successful season, or more to come? With Brown seeming happy this is similar to Randy Moss departure from Oakland and a top receiver along side Brady. It should be a show every week. Let’s see what’s ahead. Welcome to New England AB!
By Jay Burley