Ndamukong Suh on Antonio Brown: I give him credit for following through

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When the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV a few weeks back, all their touchdowns came from players acquired at least in part because Tampa Bay had Tom Brady: Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and Antonio Brown.

Brown joined the Bucs in October and was a significant contributor to the eventual champs, catching 45 passes for 483 yards with four touchdowns during the regular season. While he missed the NFC Championship Game with a knee injury, he did make eight receptions for 82 yards and two TDs in the postseason — including his one-yard score while running the wrong route in the big game.

Buccaneers defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast this week, and credited Brown for the way he handled himself in Tampa Bay. Suh noted he’d known Brown for a while as they were connected through Nike.

“Good dude, always had a great relationship with him. So for me, it was easy,” Suh said. “Obviously, ‘BA’ [Bruce Arians] was very public with what his expectations were for AB, and he followed through. So I give him all the credit for doing that. And I think that’s really all he needed, was to understand what was expected of him. And that’s really what 90 percent of people in the world [want] — give me the expectations of what you need from me and then let me go and be an adult. And that’s really what he did.”

Some people might disagree on whether it was really not having set expectations and then being treated like an adult that kept Brown in the news throughout 2019. But whatever the reasons, Brown got through the 2020 season with the Bucs and now he’s a Super Bowl champion.

13 responses to “Ndamukong Suh on Antonio Brown: I give him credit for following through

  1. Like Chris Rock once said, for some reason guys get more respect coming out of jail than college. There is some of that going on here.

  2. I think AB is a tool, but the guys who actually know him and have him as a teammate generally feel differently.

  3. i remember seeing this guy’s mansion on ESPN on youtube. check out the clip. all i remember is the massive echo you can hear as he walks around because it is so large and there’s not much inside. that and the milkstache after-effects of vontaze burfict’s hit in that playoff game that spun him around like a rag doll.

  4. theconfluence says:

    February 26, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I think AB is a tool, but the guys who actually know him and have him as a teammate generally feel differently.
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    Not even close to true. He was bad mouthed on his way out of Pittsburgh, Oakland and New England. Sure his current teammates wont say anything but you rarely will find a teammate willing to openly talk bad about a CURRENT teammate.

  5. Yeah, he acted like an adult when he railed on his baby-mamma in front of the kids & cops; facebook live inside a locker room; totally bailed on the Raiders while physically confronting the GM… guy is a cancer and has no respect from many former teammates

  6. Keeping himself under control is easy when things are going right. It’s trying times that tests one’s resolve. AB has not reacted well to stress, when he doesn’t get what he wants. Stay tuned.

  7. I think this guy’s life got derailed by head trauma and as he healed he got better. It’s a shame everyone just ended up hating him and not looking at how he acted different after he got hurt.

  8. This guy should have been out of the league LONG ago. He’s Lance Burfict or worse. Every game I see him play it’s something new and impressively dirty.

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