Antonio Brown offers up a social media message amid Tomlin’s criticism

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As Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was making clear that he is not happy with wide receiver Antonio Brown, Brown was making clear that he marches to the beat of his own drum.

While Tomlin was addressing the media about Tomlin skipping out on the Steelers last week, Brown was posting a message on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook saying that he does his own thing.

“My options may seem limited by people or circumstances. It is then that I remind myself I am in command of my attitude,” the post from Brown said. “I am divinely blessed with free will. I utilize that gift, choosing to take charge of my life; to express the creativity, vitality and wholeness that truly define me.”

Brown attributed the quote to, but it seemed to be a message that he believes applies to his own situation with Tomlin and the Steelers.

53 responses to “Antonio Brown offers up a social media message amid Tomlin’s criticism

  1. All Brown has turned into is scapegoat 2018-2019

    Le’Veon Bell / James Harrions was 2017-2018

    Martavious Bryant 2016-2017

    Blount and Bell again

    Tomlin has ZERO control over this team. That has been proven year after year.

    Fake Punt on 4th and 5, Not putting Ben back in the game, Hasn’t won a challenge in 2 years, only 2 playoff wins since 2010 (can’t count the Bungles Implosion) The Jags game from last playoff year. What is it going to take.

  2. Notice the last word in that quote. Me me me me me. I’ve been a fan for 30 years and this the worst I’ve ever seen. A change of scenery from some of them may do all some good. That includes Tomlin. I wanted him gone 5 years ago. He’s their friend not their coach.

  3. When you put that pen to paper for all that money though…guess what…you lost some of that freedom. And you signed on to be part of a TEAM. This guy doesn’t put the team first. But to each their own. If he’s about the $…then do what you gotta do. But this man has just shown he isn’t in it for the TEAM.

  4. What a bunch of nonsense. AB, you’re a selfish and narcissistic DIVA. No one will care about your free will soon enough when younger, humbler and more talented WRs replace you. I can’t wait to see this guy get a slice of humble pie when no one wants to sign him despite his obvious crazy talents.

  5. Thus spells out his, his, his, his philosophy.
    You are free Mr. Brown, to get a job wherever you want but meanwhile, you must play by the rules of The NFL.
    McDonald’s is hiring.

  6. They got connor to replace bell, and juju to replace Antonio brown. If there was ever a perfect time to move on from elite, but aging, and disgruntled players, it is now!! Trade both of them for picks galore. You’ll be seg for another half a decade.

  7. Attention, AB. You may want to check your birth certificate and do a little math. You are 31 years old and bound to hit the WR decline in the coming years. You may want to keep that trap zipped and enjoy the money while it’s coming in. In this new no-touch league, home run WRs are getting easier and easier to find deep in the draft. Aging, moody, diva WRs are not needed.

  8. Everyone criticizing Brown is jealous of his creativity, vitality, and wholeness that truly defines him.

  9. He made an unprofessional and irresponsible decision. He’s a skilled WR, but he isn’t great — the great ones set aside their emotions and do their job. This will impact his career and his future salary someplace else. I also expect that his next contract will include language to prevent him from doing this again – something that will make pulling a stunt like this cost him millions.

  10. “My options may seem limited by people or circumstances. It is then that I remind myself I am in command of my attitude,” the post from Brown said. …………………..”

    Yes, Antonio, you are free to be a complete buffoon. No need to stop now. I wish the Steelers could move on from this guy but, for cap reasons, it may be impossible. Steelers need to clean house. Since Tomlin isn’t going to be canned, we can expect more of the same next year.

  11. That quote is ominous. It means he is not going to let the constraints of his contract get in the way of him changing teams. Sounds like he will simply refuse to play if they won’t trade him.

  12. I see that the word Dope and AB are a good fit.

    Trade this Not-For-Long Athlete for a Un-Drafted Player with Heart, Commitment and Talent.

  13. Almost 100 million of PIT cap money is on SEVEN players this year. They are stuck with these bloated contracts and it severely limits what they can do. Brown’s contract all but negates ability to trade him. They made bad decisions and now are stuck.

  14. Take away those big Steeler paychecks and he’ll be in charge of a mop & bucket at the local food court. Spoiled Diva

  15. aldavis4president says:
    January 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm
    They got connor to replace bell, and juju to replace Antonio brown. If there was ever a perfect time to move on from elite, but aging, and disgruntled players, it is now!! Trade both of them for picks galore. You’ll be seg for another half a decade.


    Picks galore….with their contracts? The Steelers would need to give picks away just to get some team to take over their contracts.

  16. All he’s saying is that everyone said ‘He’s under contract, he can’t do anything except request a trade.’. He’s basically saying ‘Bump that, I don’t have to play if I don’t want to. I can’t play for another team, but that doesn’t mean I have to play.’

    AB likely has more money than he knows what to do with and doesn’t NEED to play football. If he doesn’t like the team, he doesn’t need to play. Period. Smart move? Probably not, but its certainly within his rights.

  17. Ya and is his almighty wisdom he fashions a team with no other very good and reliably fast go to receivers the QB also throws to. I got money that says he didnt make his catch quota this year to get da big bonus mooney due to someone else on the team also catching balls like crazy.

  18. Another reason I watch the NHL over the NFL, to many selfish players. If you watch an NHL game and a player has a huge game, the post game interview will be him praising his teammates, not himself.

  19. AB is still the best receiver in football despite his stats declining because of JUJU. Look forward to him being on the team next year with a better couple defensive players to contend for a championship. The rest of end of the season drama will fade away.

  20. Can’t wait to see his posts once he’s catching passes from some middling QB on a bottom tier team…

  21. This man has ‘sold out” his team. The old time Steelers would never tolerate this. AB has to go!

  22. It’s a good reminder that the entire universe revolves around Antonio Brown. That’s easy for us mortals to forget, with all the day-to-day distractions. But just keep in mind that everything is about Antonio Brown — his happiness, his sense of place and peace, his own personal satisfaction — and you too will understand.

    But seriously, it wouldn’t bother me one iota if the Steelers just cut him.

  23. Brown is really full of himself. Obviously there is no Brown in TEAM. I’ve got no problem with a guy standing up for himself in a contract dispute, but Brown’s behavior doesn’t have that excuse.

    If the cap implications weren’t so bad, the Steelers would be wise to trade Brown for whatever they can get. Guys like him are a team cancer.

  24. I’d love to comment on Brown marching to the beat of his own drummer and why Tomlin is being blamed on the one hand for disciplining Brown and on the other for not disciplining him … but I’m not being allowed to comment today.

  25. Young AB was a model teammate and has been a spectacular player to watch. Old AB is a diva and a locker room cancer. AB and Leveon could have been the best Steeler EVER at their position…but both are cut from the same cloth. Hope they end up a Jet or Raider!

  26. Coach should have taken care of this last year.

    Put some discipline on Bell and or Brown for their behavior and it doesn’t escalate to this.

    There’s something wrong with management when one guy decides it’s okay to hold out the whole year and not get paid and the next guy thinks it’s okay to quit on his teammates.

    Either they are drafting the wrong personalities or bosses don’t have the guts to cut or trade when it’s time.

    I think they just feed off coach.

  27. And that’s why the Steeler’s FO needs to step in and levy an enormous fine on AB hit him in the wallet and watch the cheesy smile be wiped from his face, hopefully he’ll be just as “smart” as Bell was and sit out a year,lose more money and valuable playing time to pad your HOF hopes and give JuJu the chance to move into the #1 receiver slot. AB is making a spectacle of himself hopefully he doesn’t spend his whole career in the steel city he doesn’t deserve to

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