I promise that this post is not going to mention anything about who Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wide Receiver Antonio Brown followed yesterday on social media. Instead I want to have a discussion on what’s been happening around the team.
First I have a mixed reaction to the news that Brown requested a trade. On the one hand, it feels like Brown has been done with the team since last year when he literally live streamed his head coach Mike Tomlin’s speech about the Patriots. Nobody who has loyalty for their team would break the cardinal rule of what’s said in the locker room stays in the locker room. But on the other hand, I feel like Brown is just being a little dramatic and if you read all the reports as to what’s going on this all could’ve stemmed from being snubbed as team MVP following his performance against the New Orleans Saints. Which if that is the case it just gives credence to my dramatic angle because that’s just being petty, even if his performance was unreal he should still be able to use that snub as motivation to play even harder.
I guess I’m just really confused as to what’s going on because it feels like this is all coming from left field. It literally blew up 24 hours ago so I’m wondering what happened. Nobody said anything last week when Brown allegedly got into it with Ben Roethlisberger and missed the walk through on Saturday that led to his missing the season finale Sunday. So was it the reports that Brown wanted a trade that led to all this coming out? Wouldn’t the Steelers have made sure that this mess didn’t come out given how the organization has been in the NFL media spotlight with the Le’Veon Bell situation all season? As you can see, I have a lot more questions than answers at this point.
I had hoped that by writing this post, I could’ve found the answers but really all I found was that it’s a slow NFL media week with all the articles/reports on who Brown has been following on social media yesterday. So if anyone can point me in the right direction to actually make sense of that who situation that would be great.
Also is this the start of Antonio Brown trade watch?