Antonio Brown will get a crash course in the New England offense

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The Antonio Brown era in New England won’t begin on Sunday night against the Steelers, but it could begin as soon as next Sunday afternoon, against the Dolphins.

Per a source with knowlege of the situation, Brown is expected to practice on Wednesday. On Monday and Tuesday, he’ll be getting a crash course in the New England offense, likely from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels directly.

Ultimately, it will be up to Brown to show that he knows the offense well enough to play. Once on the field, he’ll need to win the trust of quarterback Tom Brady to get the ball.

Last year, receiver Josh Gordon sat out a game before making his debut after a trade from the Browns. It took him a while to get going, but in his fourth appearance he generated 100 receiving yards.

Whenever Brown makes his debut, it’s clear the Patriots have high hopes. Apart from that money-speaks-louder-than-words signing bonus of $9 million, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that coach Bill Belichick pressed pause on his preparations for Pittsburgh to become directly involved in the accelerated negotiations with Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

So Belichick clearly wanted Antonio Brown. And now Belichick has Antonio Brown. In Week Two, former Belichick lieutenant Brian Flores may get the opportunity to try to stop Antonio Brown.

16 responses to “Antonio Brown will get a crash course in the New England offense

  1. It took Gordon four games to learn the offense. AB will be lucky to last four games with the Patriots. It’s only a matter of time before he throws a temper tantrum. I give him two weeks.

  2. Nothing can appease AB’s insatiable appetite for targets. He will produce big time for the Pats this season. However, the almighty Steelers will shutdown the Patriots even with AB now in the fold.

  3. Well he was never in camp long enough to learn Raiders’ so this would be his first. Doesn’t really matter anyway as it’s him synching with TB and learning do’s and don’ts from Gordon. I’m sure its the NE way or the highway. Lots of jealousy among so called fans but you can’t dispute Belechick and TB are the best there’s ever been and an added weapon like AB gives them a better chance to get another ring. Fact.

  4. footballpat says:
    September 8, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Accelerated negotiations? You folks told me this deal was done while he was still with Oakland. Was that just sour grapes?
    Doing Mayock’s dirty work. The Raiders tried to trade him on Thursday. The true narrative was Mayock wanted to get rid of Brown but unless traded he needed to void the guaranteed portion in Brown’s contract first.

  5. Well it looks like everything’s “tucked” away with an unusually quick contract negotiations. They even pulled Belichick from his end zone practice film study to complete. This news is very “deflating.” But I guess it could all have a “happy ending.” That’s not a star on the patriots cap, it’s an asterisk.

  6. Now would be a good time for Roger Goodell to finally stop hiding the PSI information from the 2015 NFL season. Then Roger can give the Patriots back the 2 draft pick that were stolen when fools failed to understand 7th grade science.

    That would give people something else to talk about.

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