If Brown is disciplined by the team or decides to pull a Le'Veon Bell (worst-case scenario), then the Steelers would need rookie wide receiver James Washington to step up. Secondly, yesterday he had a personal matter.
Coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday whether Brown was at practice the previous day. I think this forum is a very professional one.
Brown's absence on Monday came on the same day that he had tweeted, "Trade me let's find out", in response to a critic who suggested Ben Roethlisberger is the reason why AB's numbers are so high. There have been a couple of instances now where you've asked me about Antonio regarding some social media-like things. Brown was frustrated after a loss, but seeing a top-3 receiver say "trade me" as a Bell still refuses to report was simply too much drama for some fans to handle. "I'm not going to get into the details of why he wasn't here or whether or not he was excused". That's player relations. I'm not getting into what happens in that gray atmosphere out there among people where there is very little accountability and things of that nature.More news: Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding
But, well, after firing off that tweet, we don't know what Brown did. There were some negative exchanges on the sideline. I understand all that. There is frustration associated with not playing well and not winning. "And non-football-related things, such as social media decorum and et cetera, so hopefully that'll be the last time I'll be discussing things such as that in this setting". After Roethlisberger scored on a three-yard run with just south of two minutes left to play, Brown didn't celebrate with the team, instead walking off the field by himself, fueling speculation that he might be upset.
Brown and Roethlisberger have connected for an NFL-record five consecutive 100-catch seasons together, and Brown now leads the National Football League with 33 targets, resulting 18 catches for 160 yards and one touchdown. "I give Randy a lot of credit not losing it on him". "He's a competitor, and he wants to be the best in the world, and he probably is the best in the world".