AB84 Isn’t Pissed At Vick..He Just Wants To Help Him Win
Way too much is being put on the comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown..pertaining to backup quarterback Mike Vick following the 24-20 win over the San Diego Chargers this past Monday night. Because those comments were made by the best receiver in the National Football League, and the best always want the opportunities to prove that they are “The Best”.
“He has to take some shots, man. I told him, trust me a little bit, let me make some plays and let’s get a victory,” Brown said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It doesn’t have to be that hard. … I think he wants to give me the ball. I don’t think he’s not trying to give me the ball, but he’s new out there and hasn’t been here from spring or training camp. So he’s just trying to do what’s right just to put the team in position and make sure he doesn’t mess up.”
And? What is wrong with those comments? What is wrong with a “team player” that wants to contribute to a “team” as much as possible to help obtain a “team victory”? As opposed to where you have a T.O. or Chad Johnson type of player that can care less about winning..but only cares themselves? Because I for one have absolutely no problem with what was said by Antonio whatsoever.
Keep in mind that once again we are talking about by far “The Best” wide receiver in the game today, who play making abilities tend to light a spark under the buttocks of his team and fans alike. But it is difficult to retain such a status when he does not get the looks, targets or touches that he is normally used to.
Nothing against Vick at all..or his choice of ball distribution, because like Brown had stated he is still virtually new. Maybe not new to the league, but new to an organization that he has not completely gotten a grasp of the ins and outs of the team. Not to mention that he has stepped in as a backup role and was given the reigns of undoubtedly the most dangerous offensive weapons he has had in his career.
Which I do believe is something that Antonio does need to understand, because the truth of the matter is Mike Vick is good..but he is no Ben Roethlisberger. And he has not had the time like Roethlisberger has had to gel with the likes of a Le’Veon Bell, Heath Miller, Markus Wheaton, Darius Heyward-Bey and Antonio Brown on the field at the same time. Which will only become more interesting once Martavis Bryant returns from his post-suspension knee injury.
As far as the comments by Brown are concerned? “Keep on doing what you do..and strive to be even better than you already are, AB84”. Because all that is going to do is step the game up of your teammates around you.