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Antonio Brown - Out of his Head - Out of the League

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2 minutes ago, ffmail4me said:

I don't see how DC isn't a VERY likely destination. No true #1 WR, Dan Snyder wants any kind of attention he can get, and they have a track record of this- remember when D-Jax was cut and speculation about possible gang activity, well that didn't scare the Redskins at all, they immediately signed him...same with Josh Norman when he was cut. I think he lands in DC at 4:01pm. 

This is the best landing spot for us FF nerds. Won't hurt any of our wide receivers value.

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3 minutes ago, ffmail4me said:

I don't see how DC isn't a VERY likely destination. No true #1 WR, Dan Snyder wants any kind of attention he can get, and they have a track record of this- remember when D-Jax was cut and speculation about possible gang activity, well that didn't scare the Redskins at all, they immediately signed him...same with Josh Norman when he was cut. I think he lands in DC at 4:01pm. 

They only have $4 million in cap space.

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This was on page 77 at the start of today...now page 89 with no end in sight.

 

BTW, just got a trade offer (dynasty PPR) involving Brown.  I would sent Todd Gurley for Brown and a 2020 1st.

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Having already made $70 million, I would have no problem at any point walking off my job if I wasn't happy with how it was going. I taught with a guy who had 40+ years of experience. He had a pension and a very large personal savings but he still liked teaching. However, he told me that it was such a weight off his shoulders knowing he could retire whenever he wanted. He said if at any point the district administration made him do something he didn't want to do he would just immediately retire. That freedom  and power has to feel good. 

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Potential landing spots after 4PM today:

 

Seattle

Dallas

Washington

New England

KC

 

And he is still a lunatic but some team will absolutely sign him. 

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3 minutes ago, ShamrockPride said:

Snyder would be absolutely fine with it because he's not the one who has to deal with the daily petulance. His coach does. If coach can't reel AB in, he'll just fire him and find a new one. Snyder logic...

yep, pretty much! 

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2 hours ago, Deamon said:

Or does he go to KC for cheap so he can stick it to the raiders and win a certain super bowl.

I would be fine with that just to see how hard Burfict hits him the next time.

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Don't count out Cincinatti.  They also have a very high tolerance for off the field issues players.  Not sure about the new regime, but the owner meddles...

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3 minutes ago, Todem said:

Potential landing spots after 4PM today:

 

Seattle

Dallas

Washington

New England

KC

 

And he is still a lunatic but some team will absolutely sign him. 

Absolutely, because at the end of the day, teams want to win. He is one of the best WRs in the game even though he's bat chit crazy. Now if a team is already a contender, no reason to risk poisoning your winning culture, but if you're desperate to climb out of mediocrity or suckville, you absolutely take the chance. That's why I think NE and KC won't touch him, but Snyder, Jerry Jones, and Pete Carroll...game on. 

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18 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

I think my answer to that question would change quite a bit if I had already made $70 million

Depends how much of that $70M was spent. 

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47 minutes ago, cloppbeast said:

Chicago seems like a good fit. Not much at WR, and Mitch is great at throwing to the 1st read.

He is exactly what the bears need at wr... But doubt they would be willing to put up with ab

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1 minute ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Depends how much of that $70M was spent. 

Yep.  

Different scale I know but I worked with guys who made in the 500K range for 6-8 years and then were having their house foreclosed on 6 months after the 2008 meltdown.  Always shook my head on that one. 

Hopefully he has a cushion left. For some stupid reason I don’t want to see the guy totally F himself. 

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31 minutes ago, Anarchy99 said:

Good luck with that. Reid's experience with T.O. turned out so well . . .

Only super bowl he’s ever been to.  

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Just now, King of the Jungle said:

It is enough for me as well...but AB going to want more.

We're beyond the point of his wants mattering. He's going to have to take WAY less than he was making with the Raiders, or sit at home.

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Brown can't be cut and claimed on the same day and the league doesn't process contracts on Sundays. So he can't sign anywhere until Monday. Meaning he won't be playing in a Sunday game this week. Theoretically, one of the teams playing on MNF could sign him on Monday and have him suit up that night . . . but that seems like a long shot.

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One hour... and this lunatic will have somebody throwing millions of dollars at him again... THAT'LL SHOW HIM!

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7 minutes ago, zoonation said:

Only super bowl he’s ever been to.  

“That’s my quarterback!”

:cry: 

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Just now, Hot Sauce Guy said:

“That’s my quarterback!”

:cry: 

On a broken ankle.  T.O. was a warrior on the field.  

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2 minutes ago, Gandalf said:

I think he might just retire

I hope you’re right.  Otherwise, I’m not sure how I explain to my kids that they need to be people of their word and honor their agreements.  

“So all I have to do is act like a spoiled, psychotic baby and I get my way?  Nice!”

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3 minutes ago, jmo87usc said:

I hope you’re right.  Otherwise, I’m not sure how I explain to my kids that they need to be people of their word and honor their agreements.  

“So all I have to do is act like a spoiled, psychotic baby and I get my way?  Nice!”

He made his own YouTube video, which he obviously paid for a production company to edit.  That’s not the mentality of someone retiring. 

I think he’s trying to make himself a brand, Kanye style. What’s the biggest market that needs WR?  

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1 minute ago, avoiding injuries said:

It would be interesting to see him go from one Gruden to the other. 

Will be interesting to see if he gets black-balled.

 

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Haven't had time to read the last several pages but after catching up with the events of the past few hours...

Obviously this is all on AB. He brought it all.on himself.

But in the end after what looked like a possible de-escalation and an attempt to move forward the team informed him none of his contract was guaranteed moving forward. His request for and acceptance of release was guaranteed at that point. Was that necessary? Couldn't they have at least gave it a couple weeks?

Again AB caused this BUT not sure Oakland sent the right messages at the end. Seems very mixed messages with Gruden supporting and the front office firing off fines and ultimatums. 

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1 minute ago, cap'n grunge said:

Haven't had time to read the last several pages but after catching up with the events of the past few hours...

Obviously this is all on AB. He brought it all.on himself.

But in the end after what looked like a possible de-escalation and an attempt to move forward the team informed him none of his contract was guaranteed moving forward. His request for and acceptance of release was guaranteed at that point. Was that necessary? Couldn't they have at least gave it a couple weeks?

Again AB caused this BUT not sure Oakland sent the right messages at the end. Seems very mixed messages with Gruden supporting and the front office firing off fines and ultimatums. 

Did you miss the video with Gruden's secretly recorded conversation?

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32 minutes ago, Spike said:

This was on page 77 at the start of today...now page 89 with no end in sight.

 

BTW, just got a trade offer (dynasty PPR) involving Brown.  I would sent Todd Gurley for Brown and a 2020 1st.

:doh:

Go ahead & tell them the whole story.  That you wanted Kamara & Brown for Gurley & Hunter Henry.

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Just now, Dizzy said:

Did you miss the video with Gruden's secretly recorded conversation?

Nope. That was dumb but Gruden appeared not to care when asked.

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5 minutes ago, CKoz24 said:

He made his own YouTube video, which he obviously paid for a production company to edit.  That’s not the mentality of someone retiring. 

I think he’s trying to make himself a brand, Kanye style. What’s the biggest market that needs WR?  

Legal weed market?

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3 minutes ago, Dizzy said:

Will be interesting to see if he gets black-balled.

Can't blackball an all-world talent. It can work with a fringe talent like Kaep but no way with AB.

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Keywords from Drew R. "Free Agent for the first time in his career" ... All these star NBA players making moves in the off-season and choosing their destiny ... AB wants to join a SB bound team and show he's Great.. Raiders are garbage... Steelers sent him there to Rot away

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2 minutes ago, cap'n grunge said:

Nope. That was dumb but Gruden appeared not to care when asked.

Was that Gruden's call to make though?

What is the GM's responsibility here with players that break laws?

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11 minutes ago, CKoz24 said:

He made his own YouTube video, which he obviously paid for a production company to edit.  That’s not the mentality of someone retiring. 

I think he’s trying to make himself a brand, Kanye style. What’s the biggest market that needs WR?  

Something I wasnt considering, because I don't do Twitter....I heard it on talk radio this AM.....he can't handle the negativity on social media...like Kevin durant on steroids.....that video says it all....he feels misunderstood....he's an eccentric diva who can't understand why people are down on him.

I had him on my DND list based on situation (Carr is horrible) and his diva tendencies....as all this has unfolded, I felt justified......I'm sort of seeing the opportunity here though.....I believe in his mind, he is going to go out and prove the haters wrong....someone will  give him a chance, and if it's the right sitch, it could be fantasy gold...we know how hard he works and his obvious talent....of course, he coul just as easily be hanging out with kaep playing X box and eating hot pockets.

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1 minute ago, oswizzle said:

Keywords from Drew R. "Free Agent for the first time in his career" ... All these star NBA players making moves in the off-season and choosing their destiny ... AB wants to join a SB bound team and show he's Great.. Raiders are garbage... Steelers sent him there to Rot away

Wasn't he on the Steelers? Pretty sure they were SB contenders every year.

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18 minutes ago, Gandalf said:

I think he might just retire

Can't imagine that happening. He would be a nobody in half an hour... can't imagine what he would need to do then to grab headlines.

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AB

@AB84

“The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth”

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4 minutes ago, oswizzle said:

Keywords from Drew R. "Free Agent for the first time in his career" ... All these star NBA players making moves in the off-season and choosing their destiny ... AB wants to join a SB bound team and show he's Great.. Raiders are garbage... Steelers sent him there to Rot away

He had the best situation for his "brand" in Pittsburgh... what other QB on a contender has that "just go long and I'll chuck it" mentality of Ben Roethlisberger... AND be able to pull it off.

He will see a serious drop in his star power no matter where else he lands.

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19 minutes ago, zoonation said:

On a broken ankle.  T.O. was a warrior on the field.  

No doubt. McNabb puking on the sidelines. 

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3 minutes ago, KCitons said:

AB

@AB84

“The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth”

A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish.

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1 minute ago, Andy Dufresne said:

A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish.

A WR without a team is Antonio Brown. 

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11 minutes ago, oswizzle said:

Keywords from Drew R. "Free Agent for the first time in his career" ... All these star NBA players making moves in the off-season and choosing their destiny ... AB wants to join a SB bound team and show he's Great.. Raiders are garbage... Steelers sent him there to Rot away

Dude just wanna win. He even said so on The Shop with LeBron. I believe it. Idk if that means Pat's, but he'll go somewhere that's a contender.

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1 minute ago, Anarchy99 said:

The Antonio Brown era in Oakland ends with him being paid a total of $269,023.

good work if you can get it

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1 minute ago, Anarchy99 said:

The Antonio Brown era in Oakland ends with him being paid a total of $269,023.

Better now than him going the Moss route and just peacing out halfway thru the year.

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