The Steeler’s Pro-Bowl receiver, Antonio Brown, had a sideline meltdown around half against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4’s Sunday game. At the time, Brown had put up 26 yards on 3 catches.
Brown was heavily used in the Steelers offense by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early in the season, entering the game at #1 in league receiving yards. The wide receiver’s outburst came after a dropped pass to Le’veon Bell on third down. In post-game interviews in week three, Roethlisberger remarked he may be “zeroing in on Brown” too much. Brown’s reaction was dismissive; he replied “I’m always open for business.”
The reason we’re showing you this is to show you how selfish receivers can be. Roethlisberger doesn’t throw it to Brown. Brown pitches a fit. Acts like the spoiled brat that he probably is. And I’d sit him, I guarantee, for at least one play.
Clearly, the wide receiver is upset with how he’s being targeted. As tensions run high on the Steelers’ sidelines, it will be interesting to see how Brown’s tantrum affects the team dynamics.
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