Mike Tomlin overthrows Antonio Brown’s return for the Steelers

Antonio Brown burned every bridge he saw on his way out of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but could it be possible for one of the NFL’s happiest players to return to the team?

Mike Tomlin does not hold his breath.

The Pittsburgh Steelers discussed his former wide-angle receiver and more during an appearance on The Pivot Podcast. When asked about the possibility of Brown returning to Pittsburgh, Tomlin was blunt:

“You all know that does not happen.”

Tomlin seemed to admit that Brown could sign a one-day contract to retire a Steeler, but rejected any idea of ​​him wearing black and yellow again:

“As for wearing a helmet and running out of the tunnel and playing ball and stuff like that, dude, go ahead, we went ahead. We can sit down and cut it and pretend it’s a realistic conversation. But we all know that this is not it’s realistic, man.

“What I will say about AB is this, man. We had nine wonderful years. I appreciate this friend in ways I can not explain to you. I will not even bother to try to explain it to everyone because I seem to be defending him in some way, and for me, in that sense, the nature of our relationship and what we all did together does not require any defense. You could digest it the way you want to digest it. [Tomlin blows a kiss.] You know what I mean?”

Brown left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers famously at Week 17 last season and did not behave exactly like a person intending to play in the NFL again. He said he would not undergo a necessary ankle surgery until a team signs him in March and that fans should not wait to see him play football next season in May.

However, he showed that he wanted to retire with the Steelers.

Could the Steelers accept that? It remains to be seen, though, Tomlin did his best to praise Brown as a player, while admitting that things did not go well on the personal front. Notably, he used nothing but past tense:

“I don’t think they hear enough about this dude’s will. About this dude’s work ethic. About the fearlessness in which he played the game. Is fear ever a factor in his game? … I never saw him blink on the pitch I’ve never seen him avoid anything that was uncomfortable on the pitch. I’ve only seen him run into flaming buildings on the pitch. Unbelievable self-belief This is what I think when I think about the nine years I spent with this dude.

“With success comes many things. Some we treat well, some not. Some treated well, some not. Some of them changed him in ways that were not so attractive. He grew and grew in a big way επιτυχία Success is a slippery red carpet”.

If that’s really true for Brown, he will retire with 928 career receptions, 12,291 yards and 83 flights, with seven Pro Bowl nods, a Super Bowl ring and a place on the 2010 NFL All-Decades. Very good for a sixth. 5 foot tour from Central Michigan.

Brown’s peak in Pittsburgh was one of the highest he has seen in football by a wide audience, but even his most successful coaches are going to admit that there are things he could have handled better.

Antonio Brown is more focused on his rap career these days. (Photo by Johnny Nunez / WireImage)

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