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Rothlisberger: Antonio Brown will get his catches

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after an incomplete pass in front of Shawn Williams #36 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on September 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bengals did a good job of containing Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown last weekend and Brown finished the day with four catches for 39 yards, which marked his lowest output in a game since Week Six of last season.

Brown looked frustrated on the field during the 24-16 Pittsburgh win and admitted as much during his weekly radio show on WDVE Tuesday night. He said center Maurkice Pouncey and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger usually tell him to calm down in such situations, which was also the general message that Roethlisberger delivered when talking to reporters on Wednesday.

“I’ve been in this league long enough to know that every single receiver is open on every single play,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “That’s just what you’re used to. But he’s the best in the world. We won the game, and that’s what’s most important. I think that’s what’s most important to him too. He’ll get his catches, he’ll get his yards. He’ll help us win football games. He’s helping us when he catches 3-4 balls because he’s taking a lot of attention away from other guys. That’s the reason the tight ends are open over the middle. He’s helping us even when he’s not catching balls.”

History agrees with Roethlisberger. The Steelers beat the Cardinals in Week Six last year when Brown had three catches for 24 yards and they beat the Chargers the week before when he had three for 45 yards. Brown had 40 catches after that game against the Cardinals and then had 96 over the next 10 games, so chances are good that he’ll be busier in the weeks to come.

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23 Responses to “Rothlisberger: Antonio Brown will get his catches”
  1. barsfordays says: Sep 21, 2016 11:56 AM

    Pacman Jones locked him down. He’s one of the most unappreciated players in the NFL because of his past. 31 years old, still locking down top WRs 1-on-1, only allowed ONE TD in 2015, still one of the leagues most dangerous punt returners… got a lot of love and respect for Adam Jones, especially considering how drastically he’s changed as a person. Great to see him as the Bengals defensive captain. Well deserved.

  2. crp63 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:58 AM

    He still has 3 NFC East teams left to play….thats good for at least 30 balls right there….

  3. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 21, 2016 12:06 PM

    Roethlisberger as a wizened head, he really has evolved into a true leader. AB could learn from that. He is as as good as there is right now and of course he will get his catches but at the end of the year the only number that matters is the one in the W column. Even as a Pats fan it is a joy to watch the chemistry he has with Roethlisberger, those types of QB/WR combos are the things that stick in your sports memory closet long after the players are retired.

  4. MikeisWise says: Sep 21, 2016 12:08 PM

    Pac didn’t let him do much.

  5. peytonwantsaflag says: Sep 21, 2016 12:12 PM

    and his punt returning sucked too. Way to shrink in a huge game- The orange and black turn him into a violet.

  6. tomthebombtracy says: Sep 21, 2016 12:16 PM

    So much for Pac.

    In last year’s playoff game at Cincy, Brown had 7 catches for 114 yards before he was cheap shotted out of the game.

    Double coverage was all last Sunday. You can take any player out of a game with schemes.

  7. keiselsbeard says: Sep 21, 2016 12:19 PM

    Nobody “locked AB down” except for the weather.

  8. PFT loves the Steelers says: Sep 21, 2016 12:20 PM

    Amazing coverage from Pacman considering Ben had all day to throw with his line holding on every play. There’s even a pic of a Steelers lineman putting Michael Johnson is a straight up head lock, preventing a sack. The Bengals would’ve had 5+ sacks if not for the constant egregious holds.

  9. citizenstrange says: Sep 21, 2016 12:21 PM

    Just not in the playoffs.

  10. steelcurtainn says: Sep 21, 2016 12:22 PM

    I’d like to see A.B get his catches like any Steeler fan. He will get his through out the year but most important is getting wins not stats.

  11. granadafan says: Sep 21, 2016 12:27 PM

    What a selfish player. His team is winning and he did his part to block and take up defenders. He can’t even help his team or be happy because he’s whining like a little baby because he didn’t get enough touches. Those are the facts.

  12. steelerfan63 says: Sep 21, 2016 12:32 PM

    Happy to see Bungle fans are still upset they got their butts kicked.LOLLOLLOL

  13. 6ball says: Sep 21, 2016 12:54 PM

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    If you were an opposing defensive coordinator, wouldn’t you double Brown whenever possible? Wouldn’t you try to limit his touches /damage? Brown is going to have several games like this where the defense commits extra resources to slow him down.
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  14. baddawg02 says: Sep 21, 2016 2:05 PM

    The only shrink in this so called huge game is the crybaby bengals. The black and gold turned the orange and black into yellow and pink.

  15. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 21, 2016 3:06 PM

    Steelers’ fans still acting like they won the Superbowl because they beat the worst team in the NFL and the refs gave them a fumble they didn’t deserve. Keep thinking you’re the greatest. It will hurt that much more when you’re searching for updates on Roethlisberger’s latest fake injury and Bell’s next injury and/or suspension.

  16. baddawg02 says: Sep 21, 2016 3:36 PM

    I see the crybaby has returned

  17. angrypurplebirds says: Sep 21, 2016 5:14 PM

    Brown was 5 for 42 and 7 for 61 in two games against the 5 and 11 Ravens last year. Oh and they lost both those games.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 21, 2016 5:24 PM

    angrypurplebirds says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:14 PM
    Brown was 5 for 42 and 7 for 61 in two games against the 5 and 11 Ravens last year. Oh and they lost both those games.

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    Very interesting…..but the Ravens were watching the Steelers play in the playoffs….. And your point was?

  19. baddawg02 says: Sep 21, 2016 9:07 PM

    His point is drool is that is more yards than that pathetic qb they have threw for last year.

  20. angrypurplebirds says: Sep 22, 2016 3:34 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:24 PM
    angrypurplebirds says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:14 PM
    Brown was 5 for 42 and 7 for 61 in two games against the 5 and 11 Ravens last year. Oh and they lost both those games.

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    Very interesting…..but the Ravens were watching the Steelers play in the playoffs….. And your point was?

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    If you read carefully you will see that I already mentioned that the Ravens were 5-11 last year hence they obiviously didn’t make the play-offs. The point is that the writer of this article was making the arguement that last year, when Brown was held in check in games, the Steelers won those games anyway. Ben even goes so far as to say that when Brown has a down day it helps the team win in other ways. My post is to say that is not true. The Steelers are far more likely to lose games in which Brown has a subpar day than win them, as was evidenced by the two Ravens games last year. Additionally, my post was in response to multiply posters saying Brown “can’t be shut down”, which also isn’t true.

  21. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 22, 2016 7:50 AM

    Nofooldrool, Steelers didn’t play in the playoffs, they sent their coaches out there to pick fights and draw penalties. Fortunately, the Broncos put them in their rightful place which is back at home where they can go back to smoking weed and other crimes.

  22. angrypurplebirds says: Sep 22, 2016 9:40 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:24 PM
    angrypurplebirds says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:14 PM
    Brown was 5 for 42 and 7 for 61 in two games against the 5 and 11 Ravens last year. Oh and they lost both those games.

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    Very interesting…..but the Ravens were watching the Steelers play in the playoffs….. And your point was?

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    If you read carefully you will see that I already mentioned that the Ravens were 5-11 last year hence they obiviously didn’t make the play-offs. The point is that the writer of this article was making the arguement that last year, when Brown was held in check in games, the Steelers won those games anyway. Ben even goes so far as to say that when Brown has a down day it helps the team win in other ways. My post is to say that is not true. The Steelers are far more likely to lose games in which Brown has a subpar day than win them, as was evidenced by the two Ravens games last year. Additionally, my post was in response to multiply posters saying Brown “can’t be shut down”, which also isn’t true.

  23. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 22, 2016 11:23 AM

    takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Sep 22, 2016 7:50 AM
    Nofooldrool, Steelers didn’t play in the playoffs, they sent their coaches out there to pick fights and draw penalties. Fortunately, the Broncos put them in their rightful place which is back at home where they can go back to smoking weed and other crimes.

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    As I said before hyperbole is an epic fail at trolling instead it’s just a plea for attention.

    Angry purple turds, ….and your point is? It’s a team game and if Brown is causing the opponents to overcompensate he is not really shut down. And the Ravens didn’t make the playoffs…the Steelers did.

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