There was a time not so long ago when wide receiver Antonio Brown was widely considered the best wide receiver in the NFL. But one thing that escaped him during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers when he was breaking records was a Super Bowl. This Sunday, Brown has a chance to change this as a reserve with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brown spoke to the media on Wednesday and went out of his way to paint himself the victim in the whole debacle with the Steelers. “Scrutiny, adversity, you name it, I’ve been through it,” Brown said. “But it didn’t stop me. It didn’t make me want to give up.”
It’s important to remember that every one of the things that became a barrier to Brown’s success in the NFL after leaving Pittsburgh was a self-inflicted wound. All the off-field theatrics are on him. Brown may get himself a Super Bowl ring this weekend and I’m glad to see he seems to be showing a glimmer of sanity at this point in his life.
But I want to pass the question off to Steeler Nation. Will you be rooting for Brown to win a Super Bowl this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.