“Annoyed” by hearing about Antonio Brown’s work ethic, Joshua Dobbs now witnesses it

AP

Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs used to hear a lot about receiver Antonio Brown. Now Dobbs understands why.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones previously coached at Central Michigan, where Brown played college football. And Jones still points to Brown as an example of the kind of effort he’s looking for, to the point where some of his current players get sick of hearing about it.

“I heard a lot of talk about him from Coach Jones,” Dobbs said during a Sunday night visit to NewsChannel5 in Nashville, “and you almost got annoyed to the point of talking about his work ethic. But then when you get to camp and you see the attention that he puts into each and every rep, how hard he works, and then the amount of hours that he puts into his craft outside of the complex, you definitely see where the coaches were coming from and the point they were trying to make.”

And so the guy who made the most out of his free education in Tennessee (graduating with a degree in mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering) is already getting the most out of his paid education in Pittsburgh, where he quickly learned one other important lesson during the Stanley Cup Final: He ditched the Nashville Predators sweater for a Pittsburgh Penguins sweater.

“I am guilty,” Dobbs said.

If he hopes to win hearts and minds in Pittsburgh, he’s not being guilty. He’s just being smart.

8 responses to ““Annoyed” by hearing about Antonio Brown’s work ethic, Joshua Dobbs now witnesses it

  1. …And so the guy who made the most out of his free education in Tennessee (graduating with a degree in mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering) …

    Well that is a damn good fallback plan if the NFL does not work out for the kid.

  2. Has there ever been an actual penguin in Pittsburgh aside from maybe a zoo? At least Nashville really has predators.

  3. A certain unemployed QB could learn something from Antonio Brown’s work ethic. I had never heard this about him before so now I understand why he’s such a good WR. This guy was a 6th round pick (#195 overall) and is arguably the best WR in the NFL.

    It makes me wonder how many guys could have been successful in the NFL if they only had a work ethic like AB or Jerry Rice.

  4. When you’re on a totally free ride to a university I guess the sky is the limit to the # of degrees that are thrown your way. Omg, this guy should be working for SpaceX instead of throwing a pigskin around. Let’s hope his imaginary education translates to something on the field, but seriously doubt it.

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