Bruce Arians: Antonio Brown has turned into a 'diva'
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jan 17, 2019,
Jan 17, 2019, 1:43
I've heard so many stories - I like Antonio.
On the Wednesday after the regular season ended - at his final weekly news conference - Tomlin said his efforts to communicate with Brown about the situation had been unsuccessful.
The Steelers don't plan to make any more assistant coaching changes after failing to renew the contracts of running backs coach James Saxon and outside linebacker coach Joey Porter.
"He was the hardest working", Arians said.
Mike Tomlin isn't the only National Football League coach Antonio Brown is frustrating.
Arians was the Steelers' offensive coordinator from 2007-11.
Last week, team president Art Rooney II said it would be "hard to envision" Brown being part of the team when it opens training camp in July. He's not wrong. Kicker Chris Boswell went 13-for-20 on field goal tries before mysteriously heading to the IR at the end of the season. He feels that Brown will get along much better with quarterback Tom Brady than he ever has with Ben Roethlisberger (which doesn't seem to be hard, given how Brown and Roethlisberger have been feuding for weeks).
It was reported that the Detroit Lions had the second best odds in Las Vegas to land Brown from the Steelers. He has instead responded to the Steelers' public words with cryptic social media posts.
But now his view is from afar, and he is not impressed with Brown's actions or behaviour.
"He didn't draft me he drafted @ESanders_10 same guy who missed rehab to go on networks to talk about me on situation he have zero clue!" All those guys have made plays this year.