Will Oakland’s Antonio Brown be worth the headache?
After spending almost a year trying to convince the world he’s not a distraction to the team he plays for, Antonio Brown lasted *checks watch* 0% of the NFL season on his new team before becoming a big headache for the Oakland Raiders.
Brown’s old team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, do deserve some of the blame for Brown’s problems last year. But “AB” has really outdone himself the past few weeks, first by burning his feet by entering a -285 degree cryotherapy chamber without proper footwear. Brown then refused to comply with the NFL’s new helmet laws that are meant to better protect his own brain.
Brown initially threatened retirement if his old helmet was banned. That has subsided as a compromise has been reached as long as he wears a version of his old helmet that is less than 10 years old.
Anyone who follows the NFL knows that Brown is at least a top-5 receiver in the league. He should be good for 1,300 receiving yards even at age 31. It’s his tremendous ability that made the Raiders acquire him despite the fact that more headaches are certainly around the corner.
I, for one, think the Brown experiment in Oakland will not be worth it.