A lot of of us dangle weighed in on the Antonio Brown-Steelers drama, however we would possibly perhaps per chance per chance dangle purchased our simplest standpoint Thursday.
Feeble Steelers linebacker James Harrison — who rose from undrafted free agent to distinguished person contributor for Pittsburgh earlier than he modified into unceremoniously released within the guts of the 2017 season — joined NFL Community’s Huge Bowl Reside on Thursday to chat about a fluctuate of matters, including Brown and the Steelers. It sure appears like the Brown-Steelers marriage is all however over, and per Harrison, coach Mike Tomlin is deserving of most of the blame.
“I fill that simplest adjustments must you originate from the head, you purchased to originate from the head, and that begins with head coach,” Harrison stated of the apparently by no plot-ending drama coming from Pittsburgh. “He has a thing the place he says, ‘I roam to treat every person gorgeous however I’m now no longer going to treat every person the identical.’ Your equity would possibly perhaps be interpreted as favoritism to other avid gamers. And the fact that you just are treating every person what you name rather however now no longer the identical would possibly perhaps be interpreted a form of by a form of avid gamers. And I fill correct now or now no longer it is a mix of that going on and probably a miniature bit bit of a lack of actual management. Somebody that’s announcing or now no longer it goes to be A and B to decide up to C.”
No longer an wonderful purchase from Harrison, who modified into dumped after coming out of retirement to fill a need at edge rusher for the Steelers. In Pittsburgh’s defense, Harrison stated himself he asked to be released extra than one cases halt to the tip of his time with the Steelers, primarily because they weren’t playing him. But or now no longer it is evident that there is some lingering dissatisfaction inside Harrison, who completed the season with the Original England Patriots and caught with them thru Huge Bowl LII.
In reality, this would no longer appear to be about Brown at all, however Tomlin, who Harrison stated in 2017 refused to grant his request for release because he wished to supply protection to in opposition to possible accidents. Harrison went on to bellow Thursday that these contemporary concerns which are literally bubbling to the ground dangle existed for a whereas below Tomlin, who runs a sexy-yet-unequal ship, however had been hidden by a solid-iron lid known as winning.
“That’s what I’m seeking to decide up of us to trace. Winning covers up loads,” Harrison stated. “No person’s announcing that this is never always going on. But every person’s announcing it wasn’t going on earlier than.
“Maybe it modified into going on earlier than. If you originate shedding, every person desires to onto to something. It purchased to be this, purchased to be that. Guys lacking a lumber-thru on a Saturday, guys being leisurely, that has came about with a bunch of alternative avid gamers, a form of avid gamers that sometimes are no longer starters, that sometimes are no longer named AB, Ben, LeVeon, however its simplest coming out now because they don’t appear to be winning.”
It is long been stated winning treatments all. A closing yarn of 9-6-1 (especially after Pittsburgh modified into 7-2-1 after 10 video games) wasn’t excellent ample to make the playoffs, meaning or now no longer it is now no longer excellent ample for the Steelers. Employ into consideration Tomlin’s seat warmth.
“I fill like he has a one year and he has a huge ****** to strive to decide up issues relieve to the place they must be,” Harrison stated of Tomlin. “But I fill like or now no longer it is at that point the place you are announcing the identical message, every person has heard the identical message, and I manufacture now no longer know if necessarily they’re procuring into the message. And I fill if he can decide up that mended, which goes to be hard to discontinue because now you’re going to want to choke relieve the alternate on all the issues that you just had doing on earlier than. And that is the reason going to be hard for avid gamers to alter to and purchase.
“It is more uncomplicated to let roam than it is to strive to claim I done came in and I roam to help you discontinue this, Now, uh uh, I gotta pull relieve. That’s hard.”
We will behold if a alternate in means can contain a habitual outcome in Pittsburgh. It sure sounds as if or now no longer it is wanted, no topic whether it involves Brown.