Jon Gruden tells Patriots “good luck” with Antonio Brown

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It’s fitting for the Antonio Brown saga in Oakland, that even when Jon Gruden thought he was offering the last word, there were more words. Also, two key ones.

With the Raiders winning in their first game after releasing the high-maintenance wideout, Gruden was hoping he could finally move past the hourly drama.

“What happened here the last couple days may have been, you know, big news to some, but there were no distractions,” Gruden said, via Josh Schrock of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “I think you could tell that tonight, our team was ready to roll.

I’m never going to bring it up again. That incident, whatever you call it, had nothing to do with our team’s focus or preparation. That’s it. End of story.”

But wait, there’s more. With Antonio Brown, there’s always more.

Asked later if the Raiders surprised people by beating the Broncos without Brown (though they barely practiced with him), Gruden offered a final volley, or a warning shot to Bill Belichick.

“As much as people talk about it, I mean, my god,” Gruden said. “Man, I feel like someone smashed me in my temple on the side of the head. Get over it, man. It’s over. You know? We were good in the preseason without him. We’re going to be fine without him. And we wish him the best.

“You know, we gave it a shot. Now New England gets their turn. Good luck to them. I can’t deal with it anymore.”

Whenever Brown runs his course with the Patriots, we can only hope Belichick offers as eloquent a benediction.

127 responses to “Jon Gruden tells Patriots “good luck” with Antonio Brown

  1. Whenever Brown runs his course with the Patriots, we can only hope Belichick offers as eloquent a benediction.
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    From BB, the best you will get is one of three responses. Gruden would have done well to have offered up any one of these three gems.

    “I am not going to talk about players outside of this building.”
    or
    “I am only going to talk about players in this building.”
    or
    “Next.”

  2. I’ll be generous and give Brown 4 weeks with New England. I hope I have to at my words, but I don’t see Brown changing his ways.

  3. Gruden isn’t wrong.

    And it will be Belichick’s greatest coaching job if he can keep AB in line ALL season long.

    I have my doubts it will work all season long…

    But I wouldn’t bet against Belichick. Yet again, I wouldn’t bet on Antonio Brown.

  4. My guess is every NFL fan outside of New England hopes this “arranged” signing turns out bad. Did the team that’s won the most Super Bowls and is the current defending champion really need to stoop this low to get another weapon?

  5. I believe in redemption for the penitent. I have no love for the man who has been up to this point exhibited some pretty strange behavior. He’s the guy with the bad rep who moves in next door. Let’s see what he can be with different neighbors. But I’d keep him on double secret probation.

  6. I shouldn’t be out there anymore – Vontae Davis, retiring at halftime.

    Not the same game anymore – Donald Trump

    I’m not looking for a whole lot of friends in life anymore. If I want a friend, I’ll buy a labrador – Gregg Williams

    I can’t deal with it anymore – Jon Gruden

  7. “Whenever Brown runs his course with the Patriots, we can only hope Belichick offers as eloquent a benediction.”

    ‘We did what we thought was best for our football team. I’ll talk about the players that are here’

  8. It’s more of a question of ‘how long will Brown play nice in Boston?’. He will for a while I have no doubt of that. If Brown is the pressure cooker many think he is, the lid will blow off eventually, and the question is when.

  9. I think it is sad that AB was even given another chance. I think that people who bring a circus with them to town (AB, T.O., Ochocinco, Kaepernick) are more trouble than they are worth.

  10. if it works, it works. if it doesnt, it doesnt. The big difference between Belichick and Gruden/Tomlin are Belichick is a business man, not a players coach. he isnt one of the boys

  11. It is going to work out in New England because that’s where he wanted to be all along. Getting back at Pittsburgh wasnt going to happen in Oakland.

  12. As a Steelers fan, months ago Raiders fans roasted me on social media when I had commented about how it was just a matter of time before AB had a meltdown, and they laughed basically.

    Can’t say you weren’t warned Raiders fans…

  13. It’s not luck John.. It’s skill! The pats have made this work with many malcontents in the past. No Reason they won’t do it with Brown.

  14. Gruden has come off so badly throughout this whole situation, I wouldn’t want to play for a coach that begged a player to come back. At the same time, the man has a $100 million dollar contract, he can do as he pleases knowing he won’t be fired. Must be nice.

  15. I don’t think I have ever seen an organization work so hard to get a person to sign, give him a huge contract, put up with all of his crap. only to be made fools of. I hope this guy gets what is coming for him. Pat’s have a talented player who is an absolute cancerous piece of garbage.

  16. Hey Jon….somehow I think the Patriots will be ok. I just hope my Dolphins survive the unspeakable things the Patriots have in store for them this coming Sunday

  17. Tic Toc,Tic Toc, the clock is counting on when the Pats new headcase goes off the rails again.people with his me first and anti authority mentality always get in trouble because they cant ever change,not even for millions of dollars.the Pats management will try to keep Browns practice outbursts private but they will be leaked for our reading pleasure.people dont change unless they want to and Brown has been winning every battle his way so why change.

  18. Good luck with the media moving on.. the only way they will move on is if there is something else they can cover, sooner or later it will happen but not right now

  19. “You know, we gave it a shot. Now New England gets their turn. Good luck to them. I can’t deal with it anymore.”

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    Hey Chucky, Belichick does not need luck. He just need Brown to do his job… or he’s out.

  20. I loved the capacity crowd chanting: b A.B.y, b A.B.y… after the Raiders scored their second TD last night…

  21. As a Steelers fan, I don’t really care where he went, or if it doesn’t work with the Patriots, where he goes. What’s more concerning to me is that he’s allowed to act like an idiot, basically rip two teams, and still no repercussions. Compare that to a player not wearing their socks the way the league wants, and they get disciplined. For those saying it was all an act, I can only buy into that to a certain degree, he started ramping this stuff up a couple years before he left the Steelers, and no rational person throws furniture out of a 14th story building, and, in general has confrontations everytime they don’t get their way. It will be curious to see what happens when he isn’t the star attraction in the offense, or doesn’t feel “respected” because Hoodie doesn’t tell him how great he is every time he does his job.

  22. Not much else he can say at this point.

    Credit deserved i expected the Raiders to be awful last night and they came to play.

    As to Brown he is a work in progress as of this morning with the Pats. Whether he turns out to be a star for the team or is cut 2 or 3 weeks from now only time will tell.

  23. “Whenever Brown runs his course with the Patriots, we can only hope Belichick offers as eloquent a benediction.”

    Belichick – “We’re on to Jakobi Meyers.”

  24. He will be fine with the Pats…it’s what he wanted all along, why can’t people understand that?

  25. It’s kind of like dating someone who is hot but seriously had her issues. You move on from her but in a sarcastic way, to the next guy who takes her on, you’re like “good luck, dude.”

    Of course, the media will continue to ask questions every single day because well… that’s what they do.

  26. See this is another one of those stories. He didn’t “tell” the Patriots good luck with AB. He “wished” them good luck with AB. Those are 2 entirely different sentiments.

  27. You got played, Gruden. We all did. AB put on a masterful performance to get released so he cold sign with the Patriots which is what he wanted all along. The Steelers were not going to trade him to New England so AB took another route. He signed with the Patriots within a few hours of being released by the Raiders so I’m wondering how much the Patriots are involved. It just seems very strange for AB to be able to sign so quickly, it’s almost as if everything was in place, ready to go just as soon as he was released.

  28. Regardless of how he acts, NE will be one of the best teams in the league if their OL stays healthy.

    That’s why this will be successful… If he acts up, he’ll be shipped out and NE will still be good. Life will go on. AB needs NE more than NE needs AB.

  29. Verified account @JayGlazer
    Sep 8

    Raiders very quietly tried to trade Antonio Brown on Thursday, two days before his release. Couldn’t find any takers bc of drama and his contract.

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    Then on Friday Brown apologized and the Raiders fined and voided the guaranteed portion of his contract. Brown’s cap hit is less than Edelman’s for NE.

  30. Maybe I am reading what he said wrong. But this is completely blowing this out of the water. Gruden is simply saying, leave it alone. They are moving on. He isn’t stating anything else.

  31. Gruden is right. This story should be long over. But of course we have the media constantly pushing it because created drama = clicks.

    It’s telling that a Tuesday morning after an exciting weekend of games that the top story is Jon Gruden saying “good luck”.

  32. Shouldn’t the league look into this? Raiders should get their picks back, or at least the first rounder the Steelers refused from Pats back in March. If a player is caught doing this, they should be banned from league for a year and their agents should be censured somehow.
    I’m reminded of former MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn blocking trades that would make a team like the Cincinnati Reds too dominate. If Brown was only acting crazy to get out of Pittsburgh to land in New England, I have real concerns more players will find ways to defect. Conspiracy?

  33. We got Antonio Brown. It’s the rest of the NFL that needs good luck. Unfortunately for the rest of the NFL luck just recently retired.

    New England Patriots
    Scorched Earth Tour 2019.

  34. Scalesofjustice says:
    September 10, 2019 at 7:44 am

    It’s not luck John.. It’s skill! The pats have made this work with many malcontents in the past. No Reason they won’t do it with Brown.
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    Albert Haynesworth and Chad Johnson, Adalius Thomas says otherwise : )

  35. Antonio Brown is 32 years old, but he has some arrested development. He has the mentality of a little kid. A selfish, spoiled little kid. . Children need discipline, structure, and a paramilitary environment.

    Raiders treat players like men. Only real men can wear the silver and black and succeed. Gruden’s back and the silver and black is back on track.

    I don’t care if Antonio Brown has 10,000 yards, 1000 TDs this season. He not built to be a Raider, and I’m glad that he never was a Raider. He’s a diagrams to every soldier that wore the silver and black.

  36. In the end I can see this being good for the Raiders. It gives them something to unify them, gives them motivation to prove they didn’t need Brown. And at this point good for Gruden and the team not allowing the situation to derail the start of the season.

  37. Makes sense, in this modern era of NFL it seems like the better the WR you are the more you belong in a mental institution.
    26predator says:
    September 10, 2019 at 6:07 am
    AB made TO and Ocho Cinco look like amateurs.

  38. “It just seems very strange for AB to be able to sign so quickly, it’s almost as if everything was in place, ready to go just as soon as he was released.”

    Oh give me a break with this garbage. They didn’t officially sign him until yesterday. So there was obviously paperwork to get done.

    They made him an offer on Satruday and he accepted. Stop acting like that is some monumental feat that couldn’t possibly happen over the course of a few hours.

  39. Antonio Brown is a bad teammate.
    Tyreek Hill is a child abuser.
    Jamass WInston is a shoplifter and rapist.

    Public moralist Tony Dungy: “I’m disappointed in Mr. Kraft and the Patriots.”

  40. cookerduff123 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:48 am
    This will trigger all of the Pats fans out there. They will immediately go into their teams’ accolades, history, and goat talk. Watch.

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    Brady, Belichick, 9 AFC titles, 6 Super Bowl titles, etc, so forth.

    You were right.

  41. k0mbucha says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:00 am
    Scalesofjustice says:
    September 10, 2019 at 7:44 am

    It’s not luck John.. It’s skill! The pats have made this work with many malcontents in the past. No Reason they won’t do it with Brown.
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    Albert Haynesworth and Chad Johnson, Adalius Thomas says otherwise

    Albert Haynesworth didn’t conform so he was cut after 6 games
    Chad Johnson DIDNT. Have any issues in the locker room or off the field while with NE. His issue was he just wasn’t good any more.

    AD was decent just again didn’t conform so he was released

    Do your examples are lame.

    But good try picking 3 in the last 20 years.

    The point is IF AB doesn’t conform he too will get cut
    He won’t destroy the team.

  42. senileoldfart says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:47 am
    You got played, Gruden. We all did. AB put on a masterful performance to get released so he cold sign with the Patriots which is what he wanted all along. The Steelers were not going to trade him to New England so AB took another route. He signed with the Patriots within a few hours of being released by the Raiders so I’m wondering how much the Patriots are involved. It just seems very strange for AB to be able to sign so quickly, it’s almost as if everything was in place, ready to go just as soon as he was released.

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    How long did you want it to take? AB was signing somewhere within the day. 100% chance.

    Every team is ready to sign players every day. They have to be.

  43. The man is a jackass. You probably work with plenty of them on your job and somehow the work still gets done. Winning solves a lot of problems and that’s one thing he’ll be doing with the Patriots. He’s missed 4 games in 8 years while being the best receiver in the league. Give me that and you can act any way you want.

  44. The funniest thing about this – and so many other matters – is: everyone, media, football people, groupies, and the man in the street are all concerned with what Bill Belichick thinks and Belichick doesn’t care what anyone thinks.
    Next stop on the Super bowl Express: Miami

  45. I like Gruden a lot, but when he says “good luck” he obviously doesn’t understand Bill and his football first mentality like a lot of people. Bill doesn’t care what A.B does he really doesn’t. Bill cares about football and winning football games he doesn’t have time for Diva’s or anything like that unlike Gruden who was obsessed with the attention. Bill doesn’t want the attention, and he doesn’t want the media spotlight Bill wants to win football games why is that so hard for people to grasp? If and when A.B decides to test Bill it will end swiftly and quickly – Sent home and then suspended, and then left at home suspended to sit on the couch while the Patriots continue to roll on to next week and the next opponent, and Bill will answer any and every question asked about A.B the same way he does with any question he can’t be bothered with – Total silence. He doesn’t care what u think, and he doesn’t have time for childish behavior he’ll act like A.B never existed and he’ll be moving on to the next game with one goal in mind – Winning…That’s why you’ll never be Bill and you’ll never match the Patriots greatness – YOU CAN’T

  46. EightRings says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:12 am
    Antonio Brown is a bad teammate.
    Tyreek Hill is a child abuser.
    Jamass WInston is a shoplifter and rapist.

    Public moralist Tony Dungy: “I’m disappointed in Mr. Kraft and the Patriots.”

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    I get his point. If you validate someone when they’ve done wrong it isn’t a good way to help them. However, Dungy is a guy that believes in second chances. I think the Patriots see these situations as win, win. They think they can help guys and that talented players can help them. They’ve done it many times. Moss was troubled, but look at him now. He’s great on TV. He seems happy. He has a great relationship with the Patriots org who were there for his HOF induction. They helped him. Same thing with Blount.

  47. ABinAtown says:
    September 10, 2019 at 6:57 am

    My guess is every NFL fan outside of New England hopes this “arranged” signing turns out bad. Did the team that’s won the most Super Bowls and is the current defending champion really need to stoop this low to get another weapon?
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    The Patriots never stop trying to get better, which is why they are better. Other teams do nothing but cry about it, which is why they never get better. Bill takes the cast-offs from other teams, and instills some discipline in them. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t, but they just keep trying, and keep winning.

  48. Clown Brown doesn’t care a bout anything other than getting his touches. If the team wins without his touches, he will act up. Popcorn ready.

  49. “Whenever Brown runs his course with the Patriots, we can only hope Belichick offers as eloquent a benediction.”

    In a scenario where the Patriots have jettisoned Brown (in your example they would have, the first any of us ever hears of a problem on the team is when the problem gets cut) he will follow his usual policy of refusing to comment on anyone not on the roster. The same one he just invoked to not talk about Brown before he was on the roster.

  50. AB is a Hannesworth. Amazing in Tennessee. A cancer in Washington. A six game non entity in NE. Retired.

  51. Whenever Brown runs his course with the Patriots, we can only hope Belichick offers as eloquent a benediction.

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    Belichick knows he can win with or without Brown, so he would nnever go on such a ridiculous rant. Gruden neither has the ability or confidence. Did you see the Patriot defense? Good luck with stopping that. Realistically, 19-0 is on the table this year.

  52. bullcharger says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I get his point. If you validate someone when they’ve done wrong it isn’t a good way to help them.
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    Tomlin validated Brown’s behavior, but Belichick won’t. If Brown doesn’t come around, he’ll be playing for a different team.

  53. BB will get his 7th SB ring, will let AB walk at the end of the season and get a 3rd round comp pick for him.

    Some foolish team will think AB is reformed and sign him to a ridiculous contract (I’m looking at you, NYJ) only to get the old AB.

    Chess vs Checkers.

  54. Chucky will never have the respect he wants after allowing Malock hanging out to try over a player as class less as Brown. The league allowing the actions of Brown in Oakland shows their disrespect as well for an organization no matter which one. The preacher man with all this second chances forget this is his third and Brown blamed everyone and anything in Pittsburgh who as Oakland gave him everything he wanted. Lets not see it as it is the league and their wanting the league to look better has another big black eye on Brown and their turning the cheek the other way

  55. I have to side with Gruden here (Wow, did I just say that?!). His words are the best thing he could say, and the best way both he and the team should be about this. And I cannot lie last night they looked like anything but a drama ridden train wreck circus like it sometimes might have seemed. Forward….

  56. steelpenguin6687 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:11 am
    As a Steelers fan, I don’t really care where he went, or if it doesn’t work with the Patriots, where he goes. What’s more concerning to me is that he’s allowed to act like an idiot, basically rip two teams, and still no repercussions. Compare that to a player not wearing their socks the way the league wants, and they get disciplined. For those saying it was all an act, I can only buy into that to a certain degree, he started ramping this stuff up a couple years before he left the Steelers, and no rational person throws furniture out of a 14th story building, and, in general has confrontations everytime they don’t get their way. It will be curious to see what happens when he isn’t the star attraction in the offense, or doesn’t feel “respected” because Hoodie doesn’t tell him how great he is every time he does his job.

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    Isn’t this rich…No accountability for Mike Tomlin or Gruden’s enabling his diva antics?

    Isn’t that cute….Hint: You can’t blame NE for running a tight ship and prioritizing leadership, maturity, selflessness and football IQ to avoid this from happening in Foxborough.

    Again, the blueprint with how to do it has been out for almost 20 years now.

    The arrogant franchises like yours think there is some other way, when, really, you should be copying every move NE makes.

    Have a nice day.

  57. A little thing that has transpired: At the same while the events were taking place to have AB move from one team to the other, BOTH teams demonstrated that they can be just fine without him. He is a nice to have sure, but not a have to have. He might actually like that better, or he might hate it. Either way thats the reality.

  58. tavisteelersfan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:41 am
    AB is a Hannesworth. Amazing in Tennessee. A cancer in Washington. A six game non entity in NE. Retired.

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    Correct…And a 5th rder used to give him one last shot in NE. Here, NE has spent 9 million under a cap that has no effect on the currently loaded roster.

    And, they can get a 3rd rd compensatory pick for just trying him out.

    See?

  59. My guess is that the AB’s time with Pats will go much as the Moss era went: Help them dominate, but in the end not help them win another SB, then he takes his bruised little ego someplace else.

  60. phinatic29 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:23 am
    Antonio Brown has no class ….. so he wound up with the perfect organization for him.

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    Umm, the Steelers groomed him into this.

    Try a local course at the community college on reading comprehension. Did Oakland have “class” when they traded for him?

  61. BB and TB have been to 9 Super Bowls as Patriots, won 6. TB has 4 MVP awards. By all accounts, he is one of the hardest working players on the team. New England doesn’t tolerate divas. Brown may be a character, but with that precedent, I am sure he will do just fine. Like Moss, Dillon, Blount and others, the atmosphere promotes professionalism and performance. Even Ocho Cinco conformed, just didn’t pick up the playbook well. No worries!

  62. ramsfandango says:
    September 10, 2019 at 7:30 am
    If AB gets acts up and gets cut by the Pats, does it not cost them $9M?

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    They would not “cut him and let him go to KC. They would put him on IR or the practice squad. BB would view $9M as an insurance policy of AB joining the only team with a hope of beating NE in the AFC….

  63. Why do people keep bringing Tomlin up for Gruden’s ineptness? Brown is crazy, and he won with him as a sixth round pick while getting production. This has absolutely nothing to do with Tomlin. Focus people.

  64. I guess my question is, if AB doesn’t work in NE, who remains in the league that would be willing to make the investment in him after being jettisoned by a premier organization? I think AB knows he needs to conform and perform. Can he? I have no earthly idea.

  65. “The best predictor of future behavior is … past behavior”. The zebra cannot change its stripes… Antonio will be Antonio, and by that I mean he will ball out and make an immediate impact. But, his ego will get in the way. Patriot way or not, I don’t see him finishing the season in NE. I could be wrong. But, it will be fun to watch…

  66. “Brown is a clown. He’s worse than TO and Ocho Cinco”

    Brown just got what he wanted all along. He wanted out of Pitt, but they controlled his rights. He wanted to get traded to NE, but Pitt wouldn’t do it. So he took the trade to Oakland, let his agent set a contract up that gave him an out. All he had to do was piss off the front office, they would think they are getting over on him by cutting him, leaving him free to sign with NE.

    Think about it this way… NE needed a WR all offseason. They drafted Harry, they signed Thomas, but neither of those guys were going to replace Gronk’s production. They got lucky to have Gordon reinstated, but they planned to get Brown all along. Aside from the one offseason where NE tried to draft WRs (Dobson/Mitchell) and get by just with those guys, they have always had a key addition at WR. Whenever you see NE do something outside of the norm, know that BB has an ace up his sleeve.

    I can’t stand the Patriots (mostly because their bandwagon fans are insufferable), but I respect the hell out of how they always get the pieces in place.

    If you think Brown is going to fail in New England, you are setting yourself up to be disappointed. He is where he wanted to be. Everyone thinks this cost him 30 million, but he signed a deal that gets him 15 mil this year, and a possible 20 mil next, so he really lost nothing. Let’s not ignore he makes money off the field also. He was always happy when on a winning team. He was never a “malcontent” until the past 2 seasons. I think he’ll accept Brady as top dog and be a good teammate, but time will tell.

  67. realfootballfan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:07 am
    Why do people keep bringing Tomlin up for Gruden’s ineptness? Brown is crazy, and he won with him as a sixth round pick while getting production. This has absolutely nothing to do with Tomlin. Focus people.

    ——————————
    What did he win with Brown?

  68. I expect that AB will behave at first. However, what is not really being recognized or discussed is that AB had a lot of hidden issues when he was with the Steelers; who did an excellent job of keeping it out of public view. He was regularly late for team meetings, and was not focused during team strategy sessions (preferring instead to view his bank accounts and social media). Based upon this, He works hard on the practice field (physical side) but he lacks focus (mental side). I can only see this as being a problem with the Patriots, who are disciplined and very “team” oriented. Eventually, AB will revert to what he has always done in the past. Ultimately, AB (collectively) is not a professional and lacks personal commitment to mental preparation; qualities which will not be a good fit in NE. We shall see, but history shows that the best indicator of future behavior is usually past behavior.

  69. The funny part is when A.B. claims I’m Free I’m Free. when Raiders released him.
    Now we will see how much freedom you have to run your mouth with Belichick.
    When it’s speak when spoken to nothing else. Good Luck With That A.B.!!!

  70. Prediction-Brown will be a perfect teammate and citizen now that he got his way and wound up where he wanted to go all along.

  71. Please, Brown’s act was just a ruse to get out of town. He’ll be on his best behavior now and I’m sure NE need not worry.

  72. Hey Jon….somehow I think the Patriots will be ok. I just hope my Dolphins survive the unspeakable things the Patriots have in store for them this coming Sunday

    Stop the charade…..!! You are a Pats fan living in NH who changed your handle but still post your bigoted trash about Tomlin every chance you get. You are only fooling gullible fanboys.

    Time will tell how AB works out but the press will get under Grumpy Old Cheating Bills craw pretty quick with the AB this and that crap….watch…..this will be funny.

  73. “(mostly because their bandwagon fans are insufferable)”

    This is always a hilarious take. They’ve sold out every game for like 25 years. Do you know what “bandwagon” means?

  74. I love this NFL.

    First, AB makes Mayock and Gruden look like the idiots they are while thumbing his nose at the Steelers’ lame attempt to keep him from the Patriots.

    Now, Gruden is broadcasting to the world that the Raiders were in way over their heads with AB, for no other reason than he feels that is something that the world should know. It’s pretty darn hilarious that he thought anyone didn’t know it already, too.

    And the icing on the cake is all the rubes gnashing their teeth and wailing about how AB should be punished by a righteous God for making fools of his opponents both on and off the football field.

    Please, please, NFL give us more of this. AB as Super Bowl MVP would be the best gift ever.

  75. k0mbucha says:September 10, 2019 at 9:00 am
    “Albert Haynesworth and Chad Johnson, Adalius Thomas says otherwise : )”

    ========

    Those player did not perform to their potential and that’s on them but the point is that they did NOT become a distraction to the team. Pats moved on pretty quickly.

  76. tylawspick6 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 9:55 am
    steelpenguin6687 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:11 am
    As a Steelers fan, I don’t really care where he went, or if it doesn’t work with the Patriots, where he goes. What’s more concerning to me is that he’s allowed to act like an idiot, basically rip two teams, and still no repercussions. Compare that to a player not wearing their socks the way the league wants, and they get disciplined. For those saying it was all an act, I can only buy into that to a certain degree, he started ramping this stuff up a couple years before he left the Steelers, and no rational person throws furniture out of a 14th story building, and, in general has confrontations everytime they don’t get their way. It will be curious to see what happens when he isn’t the star attraction in the offense, or doesn’t feel “respected” because Hoodie doesn’t tell him how great he is every time he does his job.

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    Isn’t this rich…No accountability for Mike Tomlin or Gruden’s enabling his diva antics?

    Isn’t that cute….Hint: You can’t blame NE for running a tight ship and prioritizing leadership, maturity, selflessness and football IQ to avoid this from happening in Foxborough.

    Again, the blueprint with how to do it has been out for almost 20 years now.

    The arrogant franchises like yours think there is some other way, when, really, you should be copying every move NE makes.

    Have a nice day.
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    What’s your problem? I don’t believe in a grown man needing another grown man to tell them how to act or behave. But, I guess that’s the way it is today, blame everyone else for your shortcomings. Why should I, or anyone else care where he went or goes later, he’s GONE. Get over yourself, you are the epitome of arrogance, just look at your own posts.

  77. “..Prediction-Brown will be a perfect teammate and citizen now that he got his way and wound up where he wanted to go all along…”

    Not a chance. Belichick won’t be able to change who this clown is.
    Just give it time. I’m betting AB won’t last till mid-season.

  78. FoozieGrooler says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Not a chance. Belichick won’t be able to change who this clown is.
    Just give it time. I’m betting AB won’t last till mid-season.
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    You’ve been predicting the Patriots demise for years now and have been wrong every single time.

  79. Gruden is a weak-ass leader. AB basically yanked his chain and he couldn’t do anything other than say cliches like knock on wood, etc. He is weak-ass and when they start losing, he will probably lose the respect of the team. One win doesn’t mean anything.

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    They would not “cut him and let him go to KC. They would put him on IR or the practice squad. BB would view $9M as an insurance policy of AB joining the only team with a hope of beating NE in the AFC…

    Can’t put him on IT unless he is injured. Do you think it would not become public if they tried to do that with Brown and his love for SM?

    Put him on the practice squad any team can sign him.

  81. Plenty of tissues and soft serve ice cream left for all of the cry babies and haters out there who are obsessed with the Patriots greatness

  82. carloswlassiter says:
    “..You’ve been predicting the Patriots demise for years now and have been wrong every single time…”

    Show me where I ever did that, even once.

  83. “Put him on the practice squad any team can sign him.”

    Can’t even do that. He’s been in the league too many years, only players in I believe their first 3 seasons can be practice squad players.

  84. Jon Gruden aka Sgt Schultz having Brown apologize a day after the Raiders tried to trade Brown. Mayock and Gruden should be ashamed. You let the media run with a false narrative

  85. Brown is a clown… will always be remembered for all his clown moves no matter what he does on the field.

  86. They’ll need more then luck with this guy. He’ll single handedly doom their season.
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    Uh, no don’t think so. But since you brought up a team who looks like their season is “doomed “ it sure as hell looked like your team this past Sunday night!

  87. Gruden meant it literally, he likes AB, wishes he could coach him, understands he’s a diva, and wishes him well and the Pats luck. He’s a professional stand up guy. DC looked good with a no name team against a legit team.

  88. AB pulled off arguably the most genius move in the history of the sport. I can’t believe the blonde mustache and all the other shenanigans worked. People could see what was going on from a mile away, and him and Rosenhaus executed flawlessly. You love to see the owners get a taste of their own medicine. Individuals make up an organization, not vice versa.

  89. So AB wanted to get to the Pats so badly in Pittsburgh that he signed a two year deal with lots of guaranteed money with the Raiders, a deal that made it harder to cut him…. right.

  90. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    “Put him on the practice squad any team can sign him.”
    Can’t even do that. He’s been in the league too many years, only players in I believe their first 3 seasons can be practice squad players.
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    I believe that the new NFL rules go something like this:
    10 PS players.
    Eight of them with less than one NFL season. (six games counts as a season)
    Two of them can have up to 2 accrued NFL seasons.
    Eight teams are allowed an 11th international player. (the 11th spot is only for that player. The Patriots cut their international player so they now only have 10 spots on their PS.

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