Antonio Brown didn’t join his Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday for their meeting at the team’s facility. The Steelers met to review the film of Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The information was confirmed by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“It is not clear if Brown’s absence was excused by coach Mike Tomlin, but several sources indicated they did not know why Brown didn’t show up with the rest of his teammates for meetings and film review,” Bouchette noted. Well, what was the reason that made Antonio Brown miss the meeting?
Brown caught nine of his 17 targets for 17 yards in Week 2. The team lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. The big loss drew a slew of criticism after cameras caught Brown arguing with Pittsburgh Offensive coordinator Randy Gichter. Things got even hotter when Brown left the locker room before reporters entered.
The criticism got to Brown, and he offered an interesting response to the comment on Twitter according to which he wouldn’t be good if he doesn’t spend his career alongside quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Brown may not be serious about the trade, but his tweet has already created a mess on social media.
Pittsburgh defensive captain Cam Heyward said that the Steelers will address the tweet in-house. Wow. “We’ll talk to him in-house. It might be me. It might be Ben. It could be Coach Tomlin. There will be a pleathora of guys he can talk to, just to let him know home is here and we want to win here,” Heyward said.
“AB gives you 110 percent every single time. You don’t have to worry about it. That dude loves football and for anybody to question football is beside the point. You can all talk about AB but if we aren’t all talking about football then that’s beside the story,” he said of Antonio Brown.
Well, let’s see if this trade happens.