In the newest series of dialogue regarding Antonio Brown and his former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Oakland Raiders star wants complete and utter silence.
Now a member of the Oakland Raiders, much of the reason Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers was that he and his former quarterback didn’t see eye-to-eye. Although Brown was shipped out of town, the issue has been left unresolved for quite some time. Roethlisberger regrets criticizing his former teammate, saying it “ruined a friendship.” Brown begs to differ:
Roethlisberger and Brown played together for nine years and were once one of the most dynamic duos in the league. Connecting for 74 touchdowns over that span, all the shining moments they shared are now marred with the hostility they’ve held over the past year or so.
Brown’s history of being outspoken and wearing his emotions on his sleeve isn’t new. Losing his second helmet grievance of the preseason, members of the Oakland Raiders organization were hoping to put the past behind them and have a rejuvenated, motivated Brown rejoin the team. It remains to be seen if that wish will come true, but the seven-time All-Pro may have shifted his focus back to his old team.
Both the Steelers and Raiders are facing critical seasons. While Pittsburgh has to prove it can succeed without Brown, Oakland is tasked with proving it can return to greatness with him. At the center of it all sits a conflicted, yet uber-talented wide receiver.
Apparently, the helmet disagreement isn’t the only grievance Antonio Brown will have before the Raiders take on the Denver Broncos to kick off their 2019 season. For the Raiders’ sake, let’s hope this one stays on Twitter.