Jack Del Rio: Antonio Brown is “going to be a pain in the ass”

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As former Jaguars and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio pivots to a season in the media, he’s saying plenty of things. And he’s supplementing his head’s up regarding a potential Russell Wilson trade by invoking an opposite portion of the anatomy.

I love the talent, but [Antonio Brown] has clearly shown that he’s going to be a pain in the ass,” Del Rio tells NFL.com. “He’s a very talented guy and I would love to have him. I would work with him no problem. If [players] have talent, you tend to tolerate it a little bit unless it becomes disruptive to your team. He’s going to have to learn that to really help the team. If he continues doing the things he’s been doing, just like he upset the Steelers, he’s going to upset the next team he’s on. There are certain things — I mean, this is America and he’s free to do what he wants — but those aren’t the things that are indicative of a good teammate. The working hard and being a good player definitely helps the team, which is why he’ll continue to get chances to be special until his skills deteriorate. That’s when people will get tired of him.”

Plenty of people already are tired of him, based on an unrelenting effort to settle scores even after he has won the game. And the Raiders’ coaches and players should be at least a little leery about ending up on the wrong end of Antonio’s wrath, if/when things don’t go the way he hopes they will in Oakland.

48 responses to “Jack Del Rio: Antonio Brown is “going to be a pain in the ass”

  1. I was almost inclined to agree and then I remembered….wait Randy Moss as much of a knucklehead he was before he never showed his A@@ in New England.

  2. This version of Jack Del Rio is going to be fun to watch, minus the “pleather jacket” of course.

  3. From Jack’s lips to God’s ears. Seriously though, AB will end up epitomizing why the Raiders have become the go-to team for NFL castoffs. What better way for Oakland’s farewell season to implode than with this delusional diva. This train wreck will be so much fun to watch!

  4. [Antonio Brown] has clearly shown that he’s going to be a pain in the ass,”

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    Jack, just take out the ‘going to be’ part and you are all set.

  5. I agree with Jack, but just out of curiosity, does he have any first-hand knowledge of Antonio Brown or how he is to work with? I mean I don’t have any first-hand knowledge either, is his opinion more informed than anyone else’s? Just wondering.

  6. thanks jack for pointing out the incredibly obvious.now tell me …do you think the sun is hot?

  7. Keep choppin’ wood, Jack! You’ve made more headlines as a media guy than you did as a coach!

  8. mr. big chest still focused on dogging the steelers as if he’s still on the team. wait until he realizes he’s on the raiders… we haven’t seen anything yet.

  9. ragnarthegreat says:
    April 10, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    I agree with Jack, but just out of curiosity, does he have any first-hand knowledge of Antonio Brown or how he is to work with? I mean I don’t have any first-hand knowledge either, is his opinion more informed than anyone else’s? Just wondering.
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    11 years as a player and 20 as a coach including being a teammate of Micheal Irvin in Dallas says he probably is one of the best people to ask about this kind of thing because he probably lived it a few times on both sides.

  10. Funny all the comments the former Raiders coach is making about how he would handle things if he were still coach. This right here though, may be the most insightful comment ever made. Way to go, Jack!

  11. He already is! What makes you think his behavior would change? It’s all the pos knows. Jack just stating the obvious.

  12. LOL Del Rio. i dont miss that blank lost look on his face durring games. or the ” i dont know what the offense is calling ” yeah your only the head coach.

  13. “If [players] have talent, you tend to tolerate it a little bit unless it becomes disruptive to your team. He’s going to have to learn that to really help the team. If he continues doing the things he’s been doing…he’s going to upset the next team he’s on.”

    Yeah — AB’s only 30 and only been in the NFL for 10 years now. Hopefully he learns this profoundly deep lesson at some point.

  14. What would Jack know?
    He could not handle the national anthem protests and the team tanked after that fiasco.

  15. silvernblackpride says:

    April 10, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Jack you were a bad coach now you just sound like a crybaby without a team or a grip !!
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    Better coach than the one you have now, hands down.

  16. The whole issue is a none issue since he was stolen for a 3Rd & 5th round pick. The upside is huge.

  17. Jon has always loved Antonio Brown so very, very much – Almost as much as he loves himself.

  18. I’d say that rather than being Mr Big Chest, he is Mr Big Finger due to his Twitter posts. Maybe we should all give him the finger!

  19. ss222222 says:
    April 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
    I was almost inclined to agree and then I remembered….wait Randy Moss as much of a knucklehead he was before he never showed his A@@ in New England.

    Great observation, Randy Moss really shined in Oakland….

  20. Unless Raiders turn it around big time, Brown will go through a career with no real significant wins to show for it, right? Piled up great stats, yes. PITA? Yes.

  21. I am just so HAPPY he didn’t want to play for the Bill’s!! Thank you Mr. Big Chest, LOL

  22. Only positive reactions come from raider fan. Problem is that Chuckie didn’t inherent a stacked roster…. or did he trade his best players? This will be fun to watch from across the bay

  23. Went through this BS when T.O. wanted a new contract in Philly. He started throwing teammates under the bus and finally got moved and received his new contract. His reputation suffered and it ultimately cost him being a first ballot Hall of Famer. When his production began to drop off, he wasn’t resigned, and couldn’t get another team to pick him up. His earning potential suffered also. Personally, I liked Antonio. I respect JuJu for being the bigger man.

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