Recent reports indicate that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown may not be happy with the team and has requested a trade. Supposedly, he is not happy with QB Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin. The 5’10” receiver from Miami would make one hell of a target for our struggling Aaron Rodgers; assuming they could get along. Looks like he may be a Rodgers fan anyway. He had 104 receptions in 2018 for a total of 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. Get this guy a green uniform.
Antonio Brown has requested a trade. Im told it was not a demand but he has asked to be dealt. Very unlikely Rooney would capitulate. Brown has issues with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. Feels like the coach is too aligned with the QB.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 1, 2019
The altercation that led Antonio Brown's benching last week was with Ben Roethlisberger. Im told it was fairly ugly and the WR was totally in the wrong. He went AWOL essentially for the 3rd time this season dating back to training camp
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 31, 2018
We all know how stubborn Roethlisberger can be and doesn’t like taking ‘no’ for an answer.
“If there was a blowup or something, I sure as heck didn’t see it,” Roethlisberger said (via ESPN).
More from that ESPN story:
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported that Brown threw a football in the direction of a teammate and that Brown was not hurt despite the team listing him on the injury report with a knee issue, making him inactive for the season finale.
A source said Roethlisberger was involved in the incident with Brown, but it was little more than Brown flaring up, as he has in the past.
A source close to the situation told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Brown was upset about being asked to run a hot read again during a walk-through and later told Roethlisberger he felt underappreciated.
This could just turn out to be a whole lot of nothing (a Nothingburger, if you will) but a man can dream. I’m just glad this is a Packers page and I do not have to spell Roethlisberger every day.
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To deal him they have to eat like $20M in dead money….or maybe $8M after June 1st. How can they keep him on the team though? So Pittsburgh has run off Bell and Brown but they want to keep the rapist, (allegedly two times over) on the team of family values. So glad they missed the playoffs and had to try to lick the Browns boots at the end.
If they trade him I think all of the contract and cap affect goes with him. The dead money comes into play only if they cut him, I believe. Not that I think we want to trade for a WR diva on the back half of his career with a proven history of acting out.
I have now seen a couple of reports that say the structure of his contract would indeed result in a $20MM+ cap hit for Pittsburgh even if they traded him. Ferris, spot on.
Im not sure. Ed Bouchette said the Steelers owe him, and im paraphrasing here, a shit pile of bonus money this spring that they can now just not pay and the cap hit will only be like 5-7 million on the Steelers side when they trade him. Bouchette also said theres almost zero chance he can come back to the Steelers now after all the shit hes pulled the last couple years. They have had multiple sit downs with him and they obviously aren’t getting anywhere. They also saved money by not paying Bell anything this year or going forward. In my opinion if the Packers aren’t in play then they are stupid. This guy is the best WR in the game and we need talent anywhere on the field.
No thanks. Dont need another diva. Ala Marty B, Greg Jennings
Difference is this guy still is putting up huge numbers though. Normally I would say no way. But not at that production. If Packers want to get back on track and fast they have to get Brown type of talent. If the Steelers dangle him the Pack better damn well show interest or what are we doin? Waiting for the future again? Theres no time here. The window to win a title is now.
How about Pete Carmichael, Eric Bienemy or Jeff Fisher as a head coach?
A diva wide receiver that will command a 1st & 3rd round pick… No Thanks
How about the head coaching search? Pete Carmichael, Eric Bienemy, Jeff Fisher???
Please, God anyone but Chuck Pogano…
A diva receiver that will be 31 & cost you a 1st & 3rd round draft pick? No Thanks
Jeff Fisher????!!!! You have to be kidding me.Maybe they’ll bring in Hue Jackson too. The 20 interviews make me laugh. It was always 2 candidates…Fitzgerald and McDaniels. If Fitzgerald stays at NW it’s McDaniels. Unless he changes his mind….again. He scares me but these GMs are desperate.
I saw a suggestion that said Greg Williams, and get a young star creative OC. I don’t know if Williams is the right guy (he could be) but the idea of a discipline focused, defensive HC with an innovative OC to get the most out of Rodgers sounds pretty good to me.
Jeff Fisher was on the rules committee. He always had a solid defense
His owner (titans) drafted Vince Young & he had a rookie Jared Goff.
Fisher went to a Super Bowl when he actually had a QB, Steve McNair. People mock Fisher but he’s a decent head coach. Would much rather have him than that Elmer Fudd impersonator, Chuck Pogano
I would rather have McCarthy than Fisher. That should tell you something. Rules committee? Who cares? He didn’t play Goff…McVay did and look what happened. All his good team flamed out in the playoffs…sound familiar? Jeff Fisher IS Mike McCarthy without a Super Bowl.
G D right!!
Why even write this article? We all know that the Packers are the cheapest team in football and would rather spend on duds like Perry, King, M Adams, House, Dix, and the first round underperforming pick Kenny Clark who has a career high six sacks. It’s laughable that fans think Clark is anywhere near Pro Bowl worthy. Aaron Donald had over 20 sacks. Those are Pro Bowl numbers. Packers can’t even break the checkbook out and hire a decent Special teams coach. Just hired a coach out of VANDERBUILT. Garbage. Taking the cheap route once again .
The Packers will draft their needs and add a couple of free agents and this team has the potential to be super bowl contenders. They have the best quarter back in the game today.