Antonio Brown looking for any opportunity but “preferably with Tom” Brady

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Free agent receiver Antonio Brown expects to be “back shortly.”

“Yeah, man, I’m ready to get out there and show people what I can do,” Brown told Mike Calta on 102.5 The Bone on Friday. “I’ve been missing for a couple months, so I’m excited, man, to get back, to get back to what I love and get back to doing what I like to do.”

Brown, 31, has been traded once and cut twice in the past year. He has played one game.

His only regular-season action over the past 15 months came with Tom Brady in New England. Brady, who befriended Brown during Brown’s brief time with the Patriots, signed with the Buccaneers on Friday.

Brown said he has texted with Brady.

“It’s not about me. It’s about him,” Brown said. “I’m just excited for him and his new team, new opportunity, to just see how well he can do. I know his leadership, his on-the-field play is second to none. So it’s all about Tom, man. I’m grateful for him. We both have our own situations. I’m just trying to do everything I can do to get stuff out the way, so I can get back to the field. I’m just excited for TB. He’s got a great opportunity. He’s one of my close friends.”

An NFL Media report indicated teams that spoke with Brady in recent days were under the impression that Brady wants Brown as part of his offense this year.

It seems unlikely: The Bucs already have one of the best receiving corps in the NFL with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin; the Bucs have Bruce Arians — an assistant in Pittsburgh during Brown’s first two NFL seasons — as their head coach; and Brown still is the subject of multiple investigations under the Personal Conduct Policy, which seems likely to keep teams from signing him until resolved.

Still, Brown was asked on the radio about the possibility of playing in Tampa and said he thinks he has a “good relationship” with Arians.

“I’d be really grateful if I had the opportunity to play in Tampa Bay, to play anywhere,” Brown said. “Obviously to play with Tom Brady would be an extreme honor. You know his quality of leadership. You know the want to win. Anytime you can be around a guy like that, man, it’s an extreme honor. You know you’re going to have opportunity to do something exciting.”

When pressed for where he wants to play, Brown said “preferably with Tom.”

Brown had four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ 43-0 victory over the Dolphins last season. He hasn’t played since.

76 responses to “Antonio Brown looking for any opportunity but “preferably with Tom” Brady

  1. Volunteer to help make meals for the needy, show your community you’ve changed. No NFL team want another headache.

  2. To have the self-created train wreck of a year he did and then think he can choose his destination. With a team totally stacked at his position, besides. This guy still doesn’t have a clue.

  3. One you are reinstated. This state of the art contract is voided if you go off your meds.

  4. why would Brady want to drag this dumpster fire with him to tampa..this must not happen…Ariens must stop this as he knows AB and his antics…nfl will step in and suspend him first….he is running out of cash and all of a sudden he is a changed man…just sayin’

  5. Since when was Bruce Arians ever the head coach in Pittsburgh? Was Tomline off for a couple years that I didn’t hear about?

  6. Since when was Bruce Arians ever the head coach in Pittsburgh? Was Tomlin off for a couple years that I didn’t hear about?

  7. Brown should be looking for just an opportunity to play with ANY
    NFL team

    Let alone trying to call his shot and dictate, who he’d like to play with.

  8. Antonio Brown should be wearing prison orange not Buccaneer orange. There is no room for a domestic abuser in the NFL.

  9. HHMMM ,sounds like 1 of Toms requests was to bring in “mister trouble A.B.”.
    A.B. sure sounds like a guy that “SOME ONE GAVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE”

    So it’s all about Tom, man. I’m grateful for him. We both have our own situations. I’m just trying to do everything I can do to get stuff out the way, so I can get back to the field. I’m just excited for TB. He’s got a great opportunity. He’s one of my close friends.

    wouldn’t be suprised if the BUCS sign A.B.

  10. With all the crap he pulled on the Raiders, how could he not be suspended for at least a year?

  11. LOL! Highly doubt Bruce Arians brings him to Tampa. By signing Brady one goal was to build a stable team, not bring in a problem. Plus, here’s AB commenting on Arians during the meltdown.

    “He didn’t draft me he drafted
    @ESanders_10
    same guy who missed rehab to go on networks to talk about me on situation he have zero clue! Arians now wears kangoo hats n glasses Face with tears of joy but ima diva! Done seen it all then they say we friends stop lien”

  12. Life is like a a beautifully decorated living room. You never know which piece of furniture is flying off the balcony next.

  13. iknowsomethingudont says:
    March 20, 2020 at 6:07 pm
    why would Brady want to drag this dumpster fire with him to tampa..this must not happen…Ariens must stop this as he knows AB and his antics…nfl will step in and suspend him first….he is running out of cash and all of a sudden he is a changed man…just sayin’

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Antonio Brown has made nearly 70 million in the NFL. And that’s without the contract disputes with OAK and NE. He isnt going broke, hes going crazy because he is used to the fame that comes along with that fortune. Just sayin.

  14. Tom won’t advocate for him to join TB, but will support him publicly to get a chance in the NFL. Remember how bad the WR core was in NE? It’s not the same situation in TB.

  15. knowsomethingudont says:
    March 20, 2020 at 6:07 pm
    why would Brady want to drag this dumpster fire with him to tampa..this must not happen…Ariens must stop this as he knows AB and his antics…nfl will step in and suspend him first….he is running out of cash and all of a sudden he is a changed man…just sayin’

    Because Brady has stated he would like to play with him again…that’s why.

  16. Sign him for a mil for 2020 with performance incentives so if and when he gets locked up the snack bar can make up his salary

  17. Taking on a head-case like Antonio Brown isn’t worth it for any team – even for the veteran minimum salary.

  18. “It seems unlikely: The Bucs already have one of the best receiving corps in the NFL with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin…”
    ——–
    Except Godwin is going to want a raise as hes nearing the end of his deal and their already paying Evans a lot. Brown will likely come cheap and if he plays 8 games at what he showed in 1 game last yr while they deal Godwin off for offensive line or other help (which also means they avoid using a ton of cap space long term for 2 wr) it would be a net win for the bucs

  19. Antonio Brown has become a distraction on the level of Tim Tebow & Colin Kaepernick.
    No team is going to want to deal with that.
    Not to mention that he’s in line for a good long suspension from the NFL after his criminal issues are dealt with.

  20. The talent isn’t worth the headache. Antonio Brown needs anger management, a psychiatrist and medication, not taking shots to what I can only imagine is a CTE riddled brain.

  21. It should read
    Antonio Brown looking for any opportunity but “preferably with Carson” Wentz

  22. “It’s not just about me…”

    AHA….HAHA….AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  23. It will be fun watching him play the Fake Phony Good Guy trying to get back in the league, say hes got ADD but gettingtreatment and all sorts of BS

    and then when no team signs his dumb @$$ watch him go OFF and Melt Down on Twitter Droppin F bombs and all sorts of silly BS

    You had your chances (plural) loser

  24. This goofball has had opportunities beyond the comprehension of the average person. He is responsible for his own actions.

    As the Good Book says, “That which ye sow, so also shall ye reap.”

  25. Is the league going to do anything about him calling his GM a racial slur and threatening to assault him? Or will they bury that like the media has?

  26. Can all the Pats haters just remember for a moment in 2019:
    Pats are 8-0.

    If AB34 doesnt lose his mind, and
    JG10 stops doing HARD DRUGS Pats immediately have an AFC bye, MAYBE a chance to play KC in AFCC and maybe another superbowl appearance.

    Even a loss to KC in the championship game puts Bradys dynasty 5 steps ahead of people complaining.

    Also, Brady still hosted a wild card game for his city and team in his last year in NE. How many of you posters here would take that as a ‘good situation’ for your team, a wild card appearance in 2020? I’d say 500+ posters and 20+ teams would take that.
    Good for you Tom, BAD on you Bill.

  27. I don’t really like Brown, and of course Brady’s won plenty already, but part of me wants to see Brown, Brady and the Bucs just wreck the league this year and win it all. It would be the perfect weird cherry on top of this very weird year.

  28. I would love to play with Tom Brady too. I believe I at 40 years old with two shot knees has a better chance to do it.

  29. This guy is living in a land of illusion. There is no chance, zero, that he steps on an NFL field this season for at least the first 10 games.

    That video of him screaming at the cops in front of his kids will get him that much WITHOUT all of the other stuff.

  30. fordbw says:
    March 20, 2020 at 6:34 pm
    He has suffered enough for his crimes. Let him play.
    ——————
    AB has been playing. Just not playing football, which he doesn’t deserve to do.

  31. I am the antithesis of an AB fan. With that said, I’m not hearing that he is trying to dictate what team he wants to play with.

    He said its about Tom, not him. Then he was specifically asked how he felt about playing in Tampa Bay and he said he would be grateful to play in Tampa Bay or to play anywhere.

    AB deserves a lot of criticism, so no need to manufacture it in a case where its not deserved.

  32. Three things are perfectly clear, if you care to open your eyes. #1, this guy no longer wants to play football. He’s quit on his last 3 employers. #2, he likes to keep his name in the headlines. He’s received more ink since he quit football, than he did when he played. #3, this guy has serious mental health issues. It’s funny and it’s entertaining on the surface, but the guy needs to get help before it’s no longer funny. If we’re not there yet, I don’t want to be around when it happens. It might get ugly.

  33. In all seriousness, what would it take for a GM to give him another chance? Weekly psychiatric appointments, meds, community service, not allowed to own a smart phone/laptop/social media of any kind, a curfew and a body guard/security detail/babysitter 24/7? And I’m talking somebody literally walking and driving him point A to point B every second of the day.

  34. I don’t think he has ever sought help for his mental health. He shouldn’t play until he recognizes he needs help.

  35. “(Tom)’s one of my close friends”

    Difficult to understand the connection between the two. Maybe Brady has some deep rooted mental issues too and just hides it well.

    After all, he did just walk away from the winningest franchise in recent history to go to the… Bucs…for pretty much the same money…where his get-in-your-face yelling at guys approach won’t work…with a suspect o-line and run game…with a coach who went 7-9 and dolls up like Andy Capp…with a defense that allowed the 4th most points…with Byron Leftwich as his OC and Todd Bowles as his DC (both of who his (former) team would regularly toast}…this is going to be fun to watch.

  36. Id tell Brady if he wants Brown he needs to DEDUCT Browns salary requirements fro his own salary & rework his now current contract to reflect that…. i guess wed soon see how badly Brady wants Brown to play!!!

  37. As crazy as AB is and SHOULDN’T be in the NFL, I think he gets a chance. Remember when this time last year everybody was saying there was no way Tyreek Hill would see the field? He played.

    The NFL will do whatever it takes to sell tickets and make money. If TB12 and AB make the owners few extra hundred thousand dollars in revenue money by becoming must see TV. The owners will be all in on this and urge Roger to make it happen.

  38. Since when was Bruce Arians ever the head coach in Pittsburgh? Was Tomline off for a couple years that I didn’t hear about?

    ——————————————————————————-

    Did you even read the article. It says Ariens was an ASSISTANT in Pittsburgh for two years.

  39. It’s actually pretty easy. Do this and you might get a tryout.
    – No social media
    – No entourage
    – 1 year non-guaranteed contract for the minimum, pay is week-to-week
    – 1 strike and you’re out

    Anything else is too big a risk.

  40. AB is a complete idiot and a jackass. But as a steelers fan, who went through all his BS, I still don’t have the hatred for him that most of these comments show.

  41. When is the NFL going to make a decision on AB? Not right to keep the suspension hanging over his head. Make the decision so teams can decide whether to sign him or not.

  42. Seems as if the NFL’s biggest mental case ever has a litany of issues and related suspensions (plural) to work thru before he plays for anyone.

    If at the age of 36 then he can still play, …

  43. If Brady pushes to get Brown in Tampa, he will prove beyond doubt what a fraud of a “good guy” he is.

  44. “I’ve been missing for a couple months” Meaning you haven’t assaulted anyone or delivery trucks lately?

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