Antonio Brown
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Antonio Brown Downfall

The nutcase himself, Antonio Brown, is entering his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is coming off a season where he served a nine-game suspension for off-the-field antics. Brown is looking to show why he is still one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. The man they call “AB” is one of the most decorated receivers of the past decade. He would be a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer if it wasn’t for his arrogance getting in his own way. Through his last six seasons as a Pittsburgh Steeler, Brown racked up 686 catches, solidifying himself as the top receiver in all of football. His play-making and workout warrior attitude would not be enough for the Steelers to want to keep him. He would force his way out of Pittsburgh with off-the-field and on-the-field issues. The Steelers would trade the top wide receiver to the Raiders for just a 3rd round pick and a 5th round pick. That’s how bad they wanted him gone.

Antonio Brown would never play a down for the Raiders after the trade. He was the star of the show Hard Knocks, when the Raiders were the selected team in the 2019 season, for all the wrong reasons. From freezing his own foot during cryotherapy to bitching about a helmet. It was clear that Antonio Brown never wanted to be a Raider. Jon Gruden gave him tons of leash of letting the star receiver do what he wanted. Gruden would go on to rave about the star wide receiver and his work ethic.

“He’s the hardest working man, I think, in football”

The brain surgeon Antonio Brown wanted out so bad he gave up $30 million guaranteed to play one season. Going into Las Vegas in 2020, Brown would have been the star of the Raider show. Instead, he never would wear Silver and Black. He would go onto celebrate by running around like a child after hearing about his release from the Raiders. From every Raider fan, FUCK YOU, Antonio Brown!!!

Antonio Brown would go and join Tom Brady and the Patriots in the 2019 season. He would just play one game, catching a touchdown in his debut. Brown would then be released after allegations of sexual assault against a masseuse. Brown would then be suspended for the first nine games of the 2020 season, leaving people to wonder if he would ever catch another ball in the NFL. He needed to be put in an insane asylum after it seemed every day his name was in the news for all the wrong reasons. That was until Tom Brady swooped in again, vouching for him to join his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Antonio Brown Return To Dominance

After joining the Buccaneers, Brown was forced to sit the first nine games of the season. He only appeared in eight games, catching 45 passes and four touchdowns. In what was already a stacked receiver core with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scottie Miller, and Rob Gronkowski. Brown found it hard to find his role within the offense. With no offseason due to COVID-19 and being away from the team for the first half of the season. Brown never got accustomed to the offense. The “villain” of the NFL would still win his Super Bowl while catching a touchdown in the game.

Entering year two, Brown is looking to emerge himself as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL once again. Brown has the right work ethic, quarterback, and head coach to do so. AB has been quiet the whole offseason with no negativity surrounding his name. I believe this is due to the “Tom Brady” way, putting your head down and working for Super Bowls. After a full offseason of working out with Tom Brady and learning the offense, look for Antonio Brown to get back to form in 2021. He is no longer a 100 catch receiver in this offense. There are just too many talented players with one football to go around. There will be a game or two where he just looks flat-out unguardable and takes the game over. AB’s body is fresh, and he is motivated more than ever to prove he is still a top-wideout. Watch out for Antonio Brown this year. If he gives anything close to what he was in Pittsburgh, he will be holding up the Lombardi trophy once again.