Jon Gruden: I want the best receiving corps so we added the best receiver

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden says Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL.

Asked today about how Brown fits into his offense, Gruden said that he wants great playmakers at wide receiver, and he believes that’s exactly what he has.

“We don’t want to have a good receiving corps, I want to have the best receiving corps in football, and I think in order to have the best you have to have the best, and in my opinion we added the best wide receiver in football,” Gruden said.

There’s certainly a strong case to be made that Brown is the best wide receiver in football, and Gruden has previously said that he believes Brown is the hardest-working player he’s ever watched practice. The Raiders are adding the talent Gruden says they need, and it’s on Gruden to turn that talent into a much better team than the Raiders were a year ago.

14 responses to “Jon Gruden: I want the best receiving corps so we added the best receiver

  1. This is a repeat of the Raiders 2005 trade for Randy Moss. When the Raiders acquired Moss, the accolades were endless, but a destructive cancer doesn’t change his M.O. and by the end of 2 years he was unloaded to New England where Belichick is the only HC great enough to actually make it work with those types of players.

    I see the exact same scenario unfolding with Antonio Brown.

  2. Too bad he can’t show up to work on his first day on time. You’ve bitten off more than you can chew John, just watch and see.

  3. Chuckie is going to never win a thing in Oakland. He’s going to be gone in 5 years leaving a dumpster fire behind in the form of cap hell, a roster devoid of talent and a half empty stadium in Las Vegas.

  4. Honestly, Antonio Brown is underrated. If you’re debating him as the best WR in football instead of arguing where in the list of all-time receivers he belongs, you’re missing it. I’m not a Steelers fan at all, but what Brown has done over the past 6 seasons is nearly unprecedented. I’m talking Jerry Rice/Randy Moss/Terrell Owens level of unprecedented. Go ahead and press thumbs down, but look it up…

  5. Brown’s currently top three in a contest with Julio Jones and DeAndre Hopkins. (OBJ’s production last season was hampered by injury.) As a Tide fan and a Steelers fan, I’ve watched both Jones and Brown a lot. Jones led the league last season in receiving yards and Brown in TDs, but it’s never been a contest to me because of the way Julio conducts himself on the field compared to Brown. Can’t deny what Brown has meant to the Steelers, but don’t like him and never have. I’m sure he’ll produce for the Raiders … at least in the short run.

  6. Stop, Julio Jones isn’t as good as AB and never has been. Too many drops.

    OBJ is injured too often while AB is a warrior.

    I’ll allow Hopkins in the conversation, I really like what that kid brings to the table and he’s young.

    If you’re going to compare them based on off-field behavior then this isn’t even a football discussion and in that case, who cares?

    STRONG case for AB still being the best in the league. And he’s a workout freak, he could have TO type longevity.

  7. ringheadcrusher says:

    Stop, Julio Jones isn’t as good as AB and never has been. Too many drops. … If you’re going to compare them based on off-field behavior then this isn’t even a football discussion and in that case, who cares?
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    Dude, I compared their on-field behavior, not their off-field behavior, and that’s very much a football discussion. My dislike for Brown is about his sideline temper tantrums and all the 15-yard penalties he drew for his egocentric TD dances. Not an issue with Julio. And Julio had by far the most receiving yards last season … for a guy who keeps dropping the ball.

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