Antonio Brown: I’m glad Ben Roethlisberger called me out

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called out wide receiver Antonio Brown for losing his temper on the sideline during last Sunday’s victory over the Ravens and said he thinks it is his job as a quarterback to do that if he thinks one of the team’s players is acting the wrong way.

Brown apologized on Twitter earlier in the week for his outburst, which involved knocking over a Gatorade bucket, and did so again verbally on Friday. Brown also said he spoke to Roethlisberger to let the quarterback know how “grateful” he is to “the guy who’s given me every opportunity.”

“It’s not about me. It’s about the Steelers,” Brown said, via ESPN.com. “We all make mistakes as players. Sometimes I might miss a read. I don’t see Ben throwing me under the bus if I drop the ball or if I run the wrong route or didn’t get my depth. I don’t see him kicking the cooler. It’s no excuse for my behavior. I’m glad [Roethlisberger] did what he did. He called me out. As a general of our team, he has every right to call anything out. … I’m just grateful we have a great leader who’s forgiving and accommodating and willing to talk to me.”

Assuming Brown doesn’t fling any inanimate objects around the sideline against the Jaguars this weekend, that should put the matter to rest and allow full attention to be paid to improving to 4-1 on the season.

 

21 responses to “Antonio Brown: I’m glad Ben Roethlisberger called me out

  1. Give me a break. Gag worthy. Youre a grown man who’s been in the league for years and you can’t control your ego.

    Regardless, these fences are mended only until the Steelers struggle for a few games and Brown doesn’t get the ball as much he wants. Rinse and repeat as far as Browns antics go, and as predictable as Ben also starting to walk with a limp after a bad few quarters in a game.

  2. The Jags will put 15 in the box and dare Big Ben to beat them with his arm. He won’t. It will be up to Bell and the Steeler defense and special teams to win this. Like always.

    Big Ben got 14 points against the BROWNS! LOLZ The Steelers would have lost if not for the Steeler special teams blocked punt touchdown.

  3. Brown may be a self indulgent child but at least he’s not a completely stupid one. Through the course of a game there are always several opposing players that are trying to keep him from getting the ball with varying degrees of success but there is one player on his own team that can 100% guarantee he never touches it except maybe in traffic right in front of a defender closing at full tilt. ‘Stuff’ happens. After years of relative safety and great numbers being thrown away from trouble by a QB that appreciated him Wes Welker was turned into damaged goods in pretty short order by another QB that repeatedly threw him into it. It would be unfortunate if Brown were suddenly not appreciated himself.

  4. tizenstrange says:
    October 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    The Jags will put 15 in the box and dare Big Ben to beat them with his arm. He won’t. It will be up to Bell and the Steeler defense and special teams to win this. Like always.

    Big Ben got 14 points against the BROWNS! LOLZ The Steelers would have lost if not for the Steeler special teams blocked punt touchdown.

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    I bet no matter what they won’t lose as bad as Ravens who the Steelers just beat. Have a good day now.

  5. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    October 6, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    Brown may be a self indulgent child but at least he’s not a completely stupid one. Through the course of a game there are always several opposing players that are trying to keep him from getting the ball with varying degrees of success but there is one player on his own team that can 100% guarantee he never touches it except maybe in traffic right in front of a defender closing at full tilt. ‘Stuff’ happens. After years of relative safety and great numbers being thrown away from trouble by a QB that appreciated him Wes Welker was turned into damaged goods in pretty short order by another QB that repeatedly threw him into it. It would be unfortunate if Brown were suddenly not appreciated himself.

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    Ben is not Brady nor was Welker even a shadow of Brown. Your comparison is mental masturbation and quite quite infantile for the elephant header. Ben actually likes AB. Ben for all his foibles is real…. Brady is a fraud who is ego driven. Hie ego is weak why else would a 40 year man be afraid to move on from a boys game?

  6. Shows you how smart Ben is when they’re giving him half field reads.. in year 14. As for Antonio he was wide open there but he gets erased in any game Jimmy Smith plays. Too bad the Ravens linebackers and Oline and QB played a terrible game last week

  7. When he scores a 3rd this week he should immediately run to the sideline and throw a Gatorade container in celebration.
    Why?
    Because a weeks worth of talk over a 10 second fit is stupid and deserves to be ridiculed.

  8. What’s the big deal? It happened on the sideline and he didn’t draw any penalties so who cares? I’ve seen Tom Brady flip out on Bill O’ Brian and it didn’t matter.

  9. Nofoolnodrool says:
    October 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Hie ego is weak why else would a 40 year man be afraid to move on from a boys game?
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    Because Brady is at the top of his game, and he isn’t a fat slob like 35-year old Big Ben is.

  10. In the last 12 months Big Ben has publicly called out Leveon, Antonio, and Martavis. It’s easy to assume he’s retiring because of his age and injuries, but I wonder how much working with a team of immature divas has worn on him.

  11. Antonio wants to be recognized as a team player, a good guy inside the locker room, and a role model for the kids.
    AB needs to wake up. Almost every year he does some numbskull thing to bring negative press to the Steelers. He’s not a bad guy ! But he loses it once in awhile and he has to learn how to control that. Last year he was livestreaming in the locker room while coach was giving his aftergame speech with a few lively words included. And a practice incident where he belittled an official. And there’s more, i don’t need to list them all. He wants to be grown up, then act like a grown up.

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