Antonio Brown is back on the offensive after another former teammate/coach called him out following his trade request from the Steelers.
Yesterday afternoon former Steelers offensive coordinator and newly hired Bucs head coach Bruce Arians went on Adam Schefter’s podcast and blasted Brown for being a “diva”.
Via NY Post
“There’s too much miscommunication, too much … diva,” Arians said, per ESPN. “I’ve heard so many stories — I like Antonio — he plays as hard as anybody on Sunday, and he practices hard. He’s just gotta make better decisions off the field, be on time, do some of those little things.”
Arians served as Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator during Brown’s first two seasons in the league. Arians told Schefter that Brown is not the same player he used to coach.
“He was the hardest-working,” Arians said. “He and Emmanuel Sanders, boy they went after it because [Steelers coach] Mike Tomlin used to tell them, ‘Two dogs, one bone.’ And at that time, we had Mike Wallace, Hines Ward — I mean, we had a pretty good run for one of them to get on the field. By the end of the season, they were both winning for us to go to the Super Bowl.”
Brown saw Arians’ criticism and fired back at his former offensive coordinator on Twitter.
Brown would later tease a “big interview” where he was going to expose the organization.
God knows what Brown is stirring up but he clearly wants out of Pittsburgh and might force the Steelers to trade him sooner than later.
Update: Emmanuel Sanders has responded to Antonio Brown calling him out.