Larry Fitzgerald thinks Antonio Brown doesn’t realize how good he has it

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Well, cross the Cardinals off the list of potential Antonio Brown destinations.

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the team’s elder statesman and one of the greatest receivers in NFL history, has weighed in on the Antonio Brown situation while speaking on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

“Mr. Big Chest is a good friend of mine, but I don’t think he’s going about it the right way personally,” Fitzgerald said when asked point-blank by the moderator about Brown. “To be able to play with an all-time quarterback like he’s able to play with, I don’t think he understands how good he has it. It can get tough out there. It can get tough out there.”

The audience reacted audibly to Fitzgerald’s remarks, and applauded when he finished.

Brown’s career began with Roethlisberger serving a four-game suspension, but Roethlisberger has been the starter throughout Brown’s career. Fitzgerald has had a largely-revolving door of quarterbacks since arriving in the NFL 15 years ago, from Josh McCown to Shaun King to John Navarre to Kurt Warner to Matt Leinart to Derek Anderson to John Skelton to Max Hall to Kevin Kolb to Ryan Lindley to Brian Hoyer to Carson Palmer to Drew Stanton to Blaine Gabbert to Sam Bradford to Josh Rosen. How much better would Fitzgerald have been if Fitzgerald, drafted in the same year as Roethlisberger, had ended up with a franchise quarterback for most of his career?

Brown, if he’s traded, is about to find out what it’s like to not have Roethlisberger as a quarterback. While Brown’s next quarterback may be more diplomatic, he also will not be nearly as skilled. Which could cause many to realize that, without Ben, Brown isn’t nearly as skilled, either.

58 responses to “Larry Fitzgerald thinks Antonio Brown doesn’t realize how good he has it

  1. Fitz…I think you mean “had” it…as in past tense.
    AB has destroyed any opportunity to return to the Steelers.
    He is a cancer whether he (or the media) believes it or not.
    But the media sure LOVES these diva WRs and RBs.

  2. That’s is… if you pretend… he is not in drowning in domestic issues
    and/or being sued by apartment owners.

  3. “While Brown’s next quarterback may be more diplomatic, he also will not be nearly as skilled.”

    How do you know his next QB won’t e nearly as skilled?

    While that’s entirely possible, you, like everyone else, has no idea what team Brown will end up playing on. What if for example, he ended up on the Saints or one of the other teams with a top tier QB? That’s not out of the question however unlikely.

  4. Day by day, comment by comment, antic by antic, AB lowers his value to other teams. Why would any team want a guy who pouts when he doesn’t get the ball, even when his team is winning? Why would any team want a guy who skips meetings and quit on his team all because his teammates voted another player team MVP? Can you imagine the chaos he would create on a team with a young QB?

  5. Wow just look at that list of “QB”s the Cards have had – some of them are among the worst ever. And only maybe 3 were average or above. What a horror show.

  6. I just love it how when Larry Fitzgerald occasionally opens his mouth, he manages to remind us all you don’t have to be a narcissist diva to be a great wide receiver in the NFL.

  7. From Larry’s perspective, he may be right but only because he’s had to endure the worst qb play of any other wr in the league the last 5 years. Where I disagree with his statement, is that I don’t believe Ben is an all time great.

  8. Not a fan of the Cards or Steelers—at all. But pretty easy to see its because Fitz is about a classy a professional that exists in the NFL and Brown is a complete punk.

  9. His next QB won’t be nearly as skilled unless he goes to New England, New Orleans, Green Bay, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, or Seattle and maybe a couple other cities.

  10. His next QB won’t be nearly as skilled unless he goes to New England, New Orleans, Green Bay, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, or Seattle and maybe a couple other cities.

    You might want to start watching some football before commenting dude,

    Fitz is correct and a class act.AB is still a kid in a mans body.

  11. Wow, I feel so bad for Larry Fitzgerald… He has been to a Super Bowl, 11 Pro Bowls, is in the top 10 every major career receiving category, and is one of the most respected players in the league. What a tough career without a QB…………

  12. I am sure Larry Fitzgerald comments will make no difference to AB, and he would be well served if he did. AB is ruining his legacy as by being a diva. He may get paid short term, and Larry Fitzgerald will be around far longer and have far more influence than AB ever will. And if you are a narcissistic little whiner like AB, he wont care. I’d love to see AB end up in Oakland or Miami…

  13. Nofoolnodrool says:
    March 2, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    His next QB won’t be nearly as skilled unless he goes to New England, New Orleans, Green Bay, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, or Seattle and maybe a couple other cities.

    You might want to start watching some football before commenting dude,

    Fitz is correct and a class act.AB is still a kid in a mans body.

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    You’re telling me that right now at age 37, Roethlisberger is better than the QB’s in those cities? 10 years ago, sure, but now, not so much. Don’t question my football knowledge.

  14. Only fact is Antonio Brown has been the leagues best receiver over the last few years. Watch a few Steelers games and it’s hard to argue against Brown. Meanwhile most of Steeler nation wants the coach fired and openly question Roethlisberger’s habits. The team that gets Brown is getting the best in the business. All this BS about his attitude means nothing when the games on the line and the ball is headed for Antonio.

  15. Is there a more universally respected/loved professional athlete than Larry Fitzgerald Jr? I’m sure I’m forgetting someone, but I can’t think of one

  16. Fitz reminds me of Tim Brown. what could have been if they had great QBs their entire career. both these guys have still put up massive numbers in their careers with most of the QBs being flat out garbage.

  17. Fitz is absolutely right. AB has got to play his entire career with a HOF QB. Yes AB is a great WR but Roehtlisburger played an enormous part in that greatness. Watch Roethlisburger have another Pro Bowl season this year without AB. What happened to Mike Wallace when he left Pittsburgh? I don’t care if Roethlisburger isn’t the perfect “leader” for AB. He wins. A lot. Man, is that list of QB’S Fitz nauseating. That’s Cleveland level of bad.

  18. Dennis Carson says:
    March 2, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    March 2, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    His next QB won’t be nearly as skilled unless he goes to New England, New Orleans, Green Bay, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, or Seattle and maybe a couple other cities.

    You might want to start watching some football before commenting dude,

    Fitz is correct and a class act.AB is still a kid in a mans body.

    ——————————————————————-
    You’re telling me that right now at age 37, Roethlisberger is better than the QB’s in those cities? 10 years ago, sure, but now, not so much. Don’t question my football knowledge.

    ———————————————————————————

    He just threw for 5200 yds 34 tds and 16 ints, 10 yrs ago when he won the sb he threw for 4000 yds 17tds 15 ints and you wanna tell me he was a better qb 10 yrs ago based on what EXACTLY? Like Brady, The guy is getting better in his old age not worse!

  19. Newbaum Turk says:
    March 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Fitz is absolutely right. AB has got to play his entire career with a HOF QB. Yes AB is a great WR but Roehtlisburger played an enormous part in that greatness. Watch Roethlisburger have another Pro Bowl season this year without AB. What happened to Mike Wallace when he left Pittsburgh? I don’t care if Roethlisburger isn’t the perfect “leader” for AB. He wins. A lot. Man, is that list of QB’S Fitz nauseating. That’s Cleveland level of bad.

    ….
    Wallace did fine once he got with Flacco. He put up decent numbers in Miami too. Emmanuel Sanders did fine when he left. Plaxico did well when he left

  20. You sometimes feel for Larry Fitzgerald with his being in quarterback purgatory where no one can throw him the ball accurately for season after season. Antonio Brown should heed his words carefully before he gets traded to say Washington or Miami a place where all offensive players who enter must give up all hope.

  21. Fitzgerald is awesome, and these diva, me first players need to learn how to conduct their business from him.

  22. Dont feel bad for Larry. Hes been paid VERY handsomely to work for the cards. Hes done it the right way and has had multiple big contracts and has insured no one will ever wear #11 for the cardinals ever again.

  23. You want a laugh, read ABs his entire interview on ESPN. “I don’t take any blame,” “I just think I took responsibility for my situation. You know, I didn’t point the finger, I didn’t make no one look bad, I didn’t throw no stones at anyone.” OMG

  24. Larry has made a carrier out of snagging scatter gun passes out of the air. Except for the one’s Warner was throwing. Look at a Brown’s Highlights and Ben hits him in stride.
    Ben does not get enough credit for how accurate he throws.

    For the individual who listed half the NFL having QB’s with Ben’s skill set. Well that is not accurate. There are maybe 5 QB’s in the NFL with Ben’s still set. Strong, accurate arm and the willingness to through at a receiver who gets so much attention.

  25. AB should have this guy as his mentor, a classy professional. As opposed to TO, insert your description of that jack wagon here……

  26. One of the greatest stories to come out of the whole Brown crap story!

    LF is a class act. Wish he’d play a couple years with the PATS so he could really shine.

  27. harrisonhits2 says:

    “While Brown’s next quarterback may be more diplomatic, he also will not be nearly as skilled.”

    How do you know his next QB won’t e nearly as skilled?
    —————————
    As a rule, the teams with the best quarterbacks–New England, New Orleans, Kansas City–are also the most successful teams in the league. It’s hard to imagine one of those teams being willing to offer the required compensation to bring in Brown simply because they don’t need him. The greatest need is in organizations that are struggling to get to the next level or to get out of the basement.

    Larry Fitzgerald is one of the great talents and class acts in football. As with Joe Thomas, you always wish someone like that could have played for a real contender.

  28. Antonio Brown told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington in a televised interview Saturday March 2 he didn’t need football and the Steelers must play by his rules in their current feud. ‘I don’t even have to play football if I don’t want bro’ Brown said. ‘I don’t even need the game. I don’t need to prove nothing to anyone. If they’re going to play they’re going to play by my rules.’

  29. Reminds me lyrics in one of the songs by Joni Mitchell, “Don’t it always seems to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone….”

  30. Big Ben made Brown .. does anyone (besides Brown) seriously not know that?!? Any team taking Brown is committing suicide – suicide for the GM, suicide for the HC, suicide for the QB, and forget about what it does for the locker room.

  31. Receivers that play their entire careers with HOF QB’s certainly benefited a ton. Larry Fitzgerald never had a decent QB. When Randy Moss was 4 or 5 years past his prime, he finally teamed up with a HOF QB and shattered all time NFL records. Had he played with a great QB his entire career he might be looking at 320 TD’s. Yes, it makes a huge difference.

  32. camsbiggestfan says:
    March 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    Larry Fitzgerald chased the money his whole career over winning rings.

    …………..

    By signing with the same team. Yea that’s how you make the money!!

  33. camsbiggestfan says: March 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    “Larry Fitzgerald chased the money his whole career over winning rings.”

    ===========

    So staying with ONE single team is considered chasing the money? Smh…

  34. Larry Fitzgerald is lucky his team isn’t on the junkheap being sold for spare parts. Steelers are completely losing it and they have only Little Ben and his obnoxious fanboy base to blame. Blind loyalty=AFCN basement. Hahahahaha.

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