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On 9/17/2018 at 3:12 PM, Ghost Rider said:

Smith-Schuster is by far the best 2 number WR the Steelers have had since Brown became all-world, and with defenses doing everything they can to not let Brown beat them, it goes without saying that guys elsewhere will be open and Brown likely can't stand seeing other guys get what he feels should be his targets.  WRs by nature are divas and Brown is being a major one. 

I can think of plenty of WRs that weren't divas; Moss, Owens, Irvin, Keyshawn, Chad Ohcho, Brandon Marshall, Beckham, Steve Smith, Dez...  I could name a few more...

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On 9/17/2018 at 2:12 PM, Ghost Rider said:

Smith-Schuster is by far the best 2 number WR the Steelers have had since Brown became all-world, and with defenses doing everything they can to not let Brown beat them, it goes without saying that guys elsewhere will be open and Brown likely can't stand seeing other guys get what he feels should be his targets.  WRs by nature are divas and Brown is being a major one. 

From what I understand or at least alluded to my Mike Garafolo he's got no problem with his targets but his complaint to the coaches is the quality of them. Does not feel like he's getting used downfield enough

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12 minutes ago, DropKick said:

I can think of plenty of WRs that weren't divas; Moss, Owens, Irvin, Keyshawn, Chad Ohcho, Brandon Marshall, Beckham, Steve Smith, Dez...  I could name a few more...

You sure you meant to use weren't? That's like an all time diva WR list.

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4 minutes ago, menobrown said:

You sure you meant to use weren't? That's like an all time diva WR list.

He's being facetious, which gets lost on these boards sometimes. As you may be being now. I can't really tell.  

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9 minutes ago, rockaction said:

He's being facetious, which gets lost on these boards sometimes. As you may be being now. I can't really tell.  

Thanks, went over my head.

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13 hours ago, menobrown said:

From what I understand or at least alluded to my Mike Garafolo he's got no problem with his targets but his complaint to the coaches is the quality of them. Does not feel like he's getting used downfield enough

I went to the game and was watching Nelson mug AB on many plays and he got into AB's head a little IMO.   

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https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/19/antonio-brown-arrives-at-steelers-facilities-for-wednesday-meetings/

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After being absent from the Pittsburgh Steelers facilities on Monday, wide receiver Antonio Brown has arrived on Wednesday morning as the team begins meeting to prepare for their Monday night game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

https://twitter.com/rayfitt1/status/1042398095076745216

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Antonio Brown is in the building.

 

Edited by Moonshine

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14 hours ago, thecardiackid said:

Any news from tmz?  And dude needs to shut his piehole and do his job.

 

8 hours ago, thecardiackid said:

Dude best eat some humble pie, show up @ work tomorrow, and get his on Sunday.   

Incredible. Do you write for the Steelers?

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15 hours ago, thecardiackid said:

Any news from tmz?  And dude needs to shut his piehole and do his job.

 

8 hours ago, thecardiackid said:

Dude best eat some humble pie, show up @ work tomorrow, and get his on Sunday.   

Well which is it... do you want him to shut his pie hole or eat pie? You're giving conflicting advice. No wonder AB doesn't know what to do... 

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Imagine the drama if the Steelers lose this week and AB only gets 10ish targets?

Oh boy get your popcorn.

I'm hoping it happens if not for the pure entertainment of it all.

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i dont give a hoot about the team drama... what is going on with this supposed leg injury and the "limping" observed on the sideline? are there any links to people's game film reviews that indicate something looks wrong?

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16 minutes ago, iamkoza said:

i dont give a hoot about the team drama... what is going on with this supposed leg injury and the "limping" observed on the sideline? are there any links to people's game film reviews that indicate something looks wrong?

This is what I’m saying. Rotoworld continues on with talking about the calf injury.

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I really do not mean much to sound ignorant or playful about cruel words  BUT  There could be a chance Big Ben missed him on a throw or something and wisecracked something like: Woah you losing a step old man? upon his return to the huddle  Sort of an inside joke that when coupled with any limping type movement (story) becomes a sore issue  However, for reals, Pitt is doing a fine job (IMHO) of maintaining close to three Stud WR's which is kind of interesting when ya consider some teams do just fine with one  We all know ballers get hungry!  Media calls them a Diva...  Believe AB is a pretty good guy who works hard and deserves our respect!

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8 hours ago, Dr. Dan said:

 

Well which is it... do you want him to shut his pie hole or eat pie? You're giving conflicting advice. No wonder AB doesn't know what to do... 

Eatin' aint talkin'.  And i think (or hope) i made my point.  Enjoy your semantics. 

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8 hours ago, msudaisy26 said:

 

Incredible. Do you write for the Steelers?

I doubt my irrelevant commentary would make the press.  And ironically im a browns fan.

How bout a goat quote?

AB...do your job.

 

 

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3 hours ago, the lone star said:

Big Ben and AB not looking so great this year. I wonder if it's because of Le'veon?

Ben is #3 so far in pretty standard 4 pt td scoring 

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4 hours ago, the lone star said:

Big Ben and AB not looking so great this year. I wonder if it's because of Le'veon?

:loco:

9-93-1 in a game where team turned it over 5 times. 

18-160-1 after two games  

144-1280-8 if he kept up this pace. Not bad. 

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guys, lone star isnt serious. just looking to stir things up. the definition of a troll

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19 minutes ago, Faust said:

Notice Juju feeding the Antonio ego:

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Asked if he considers himself a No. 1-caliber receiver, Smith-Schuster deferred to Brown while breeding confidence.

"Man, to be behind Antonio, I feel like I do everything possible just to keep up with that," Smith-Schuster said. "So, yeah."

 

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Rich Hribar‏Verified account @LordReebs Oct 1

Antonio Brown's catchable target rate is currently 57.7% - lowest for all WRs with 25+ targets. Previous catchable target rates....

2017: 68.4%

2016: 71.5%

2015: 74.2%

2014: 75.3%

2013: 74.2%

2012: 71.4%

2011: 62.5%

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This is nonsense. A Brown is WR7 in ppr leagues. With the Steeler Swiss cheese defense,
both Brown and Smith are going to sustain their current pace. In 2016 A Brown averaged 20
points a game. In 2017 he averaged 22 a game but had a clunker week 15 and didn't play
week 16. Only D Hopkins outscored him. Right now he is averaging 20 points a game but still 
7th. I would bet that maybe 5 WR's will continue this pace-A Brown, D Hopkins, C Kupp, D
Adams and M Thomas.  

I'm using MFL league stats that show week's 1-16 so this might not jibe with season totals.

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In dynasty I think this is the year you trade him if you want to maximize value.  I enjoyed him for the last five years or so.  It was hard to do but I let him go. 

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11 minutes ago, SCT said:

In dynasty I think this is the year you trade him if you want to maximize value.  I enjoyed him for the last five years or so.  It was hard to do but I let him go. 

What'd you get? I'm not in a dynasty league, just really curious.

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5 hours ago, Twenty-Four Eighty-Four said:

What'd you get? I'm not in a dynasty league, just really curious.

AB/Buck Allen/Ben for Evans/Miller/Goff

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Antonio Brown caught 6-of-6 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 10 win over the Panthers.

Most of Brown's damage came on his 53-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Matched up 1-on-1 with second-rounder Donte Jackson down the right sideline, Brown simply overpowered the rookie on his way to the end zone. Jackson wanted an OPI call, but it was just a little hand fighting. Brown is now up to 10 scores on the season after visiting the end zone "just" nine times in all of 2017. He should see a heavy dose of Jalen Ramsey against the Jaguars in Week 11.

Nov 8 - 11:33 PM

 

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Antonio Brown hauled in 9-of-13 targets for 67 yards in the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

The Broncos were allowing the Steelers to dink and dunk all game, but unlike JuJu Smith-Schuster, Brown was not able to break off the big play to help boost his catch average. He should have had a long gain near the sideline in the fourth quarter, but he was not able to get both feet down. This game ended Brown's eight-game touchdown streak, but he still came through in a big way in PPR leagues. Even with a tough matchup against the Chargers up next, Brown will remain a solid WR1.

Nov 25 - 8:01 PM

 

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Antonio Brown - WR -  Steelers

Antonio Brown caught 10-of-13 targets for 154 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Chargers.

Brown had a 46-yard catch on the opening drive but was tackled just short of the end-zone. He later beat double coverage and got wide open for a 28-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. Brown did most of his damage despite being shadowed by Casey Hayward most of the night. It's a nice rebound after Brown was held to 67 scoreless yards last week. Brown will be one of the top receiver plays for Week 14's matchup with the Raiders.

Dec 3 - 12:03 AM

 

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Rumor mill says he was benched for last game for throwing a fit and then choosing to not practice. I love this guy on my fantasy team, he's won many a game for me. But man he is a baby.

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22 minutes ago, The General said:

Rumor mill says he was benched for last game for throwing a fit and then choosing to not practice. I love this guy on my fantasy team, he's won many a game for me. But man he is a baby.

More than that according to some sources:

Antonio Brown benched after fight with Steelers teammate

https://247sports.com/nfl/new-england-patriots/Article/Antonio-Brown-benched-why-127108594/

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He's gone from a hard working low key guy to a clown and a diva because of success. It's not beyond PITT to Santonio Holmes him to Washington, JAX or Miami.

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56 minutes ago, The General said:

Rumor mill says he was benched for last game for throwing a fit and then choosing to not practice. I love this guy on my fantasy team, he's won many a game for me. But man he is a baby.

As if you couldn't tell he was a diva back when he got that Lego haircut.

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53 minutes ago, lod001 said:

He's gone from a hard working low key guy to a clown and a diva because of success. It's not beyond PITT to Santonio Holmes him to Washington, JAX or Miami.

I'm not sure he's really tradeable right now with his contract.  He probably knows that too...

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Pittsburgh sits a healthy AB after yet another antic with rumors of divorce. 

I thought this thread would have blown up but...:tumbleweed:

The contract is an issue but it seems like they have to try and move him.

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