Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Antonio Brown doesn't want trade

Hope Soto
September 19, 2018

He followed that up Monday, writing "trade me let's find out" in response to a tweet suggesting that his National Football League success is tied to the fact that he has Ben Roethlisberger throwing him passes.

There is clearly no desire from Brown to being moved but it may just be him venting some frustrations with how his team has played through the first two weeks of the season now holding a 0-1-1 record. I believe that, but maybe it's best for Brown not to talk about trades or being traded next time around so we don't get confused. During the game, Brown was spotted looking frustrated on the sideline.

But remember, all his shenanigans are about motivating and helping his team win games. Cameras caught him venting in the second half against Kansas City, and when Roethlisberger dived into the end zone for a 3-yard score that drew the Steelers within five points on Sunday, Brown walked slowly off the field while his teammates celebrated. I'm not going to get into the details of why he wasn't here or whether he was excused and all of those things.

This non-story that Rosenhaus is saying about Brown's conduct is self-inflicted.

The context of that answer suggests he allowed at least a little of the dirt to slip through the screen door, because there would be no reason for Tomlin to discuss an excused absence with one of his most prominent employees. There were some negative exchanges on the sideline.

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Brown's in-game behaviour has always been a flashpoint. I just assume leave those things in-house. In fact, Roethlisberger has been so insistent about getting Brown the ball, he was intercepted once because of forcing the ball in that direction, and he risked another Sunday on a similar play against the Chiefs.

Tomlin suspended former wide receiver Martavis Bryant for a game last season after Bryant went on Instagram and said he should be playing ahead of rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Brown will nearly certainly be available next Monday when Pittsburgh travels to surprising Tampa Bay (2-0).

"This guy's a significant guy, he's been a significant reason why we've been successful around here".

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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