As the drama between the Steelers and Antonio Brown, the all-world receiver and lightning rod for controversy, continues reputedly in a stalemate, there has been no reported communique between the beleaguered wideout and his group.
However, Brown has it sounds as if talked to one other outmoded controversial receiver something Terrell Owens shared all thru an interview on Friday’s version of NFL Total Entry. Owens mentioned he believes Brown’s days are performed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and he would possibly properly be headed to Owens’ primitive stomping grounds of San Francisco to be a 49er.
“I’ve talked to A.B. at some stage at some stage in the 12 months and over the season and he has called me and leaned on me for advice reasonably of brother, mentor and I suspect he has performed what wanted to be performed,” mentioned Owens, a Hall of Famer who most particularly performed for the 49ers, Eagles and Cowboys. “He has gone out and had his play elevate out the speaking for him, so I suspect with the entire things surrounding him there in [Pittsburgh], I suspect it is miles easiest for him to segment strategies … you may well need got considered tweets and messages from administration that they don’t await him being in training camp, and I suspect Antonio has made it obvious where he stands with where he desires to be and right here’s no longer in a [Pittsburgh] Steelers uniform.”
With the Steelers’ postseason fortune nonetheless placing in the balance, Brown skipped the Saturday stroll-thru sooner than the moderate-season finale against the Bengals and therefore became benched by head coach Mike Tomlin.
“I suspect there is fault on either facet, you know two sides to every memoir,” Owens mentioned. “I suspect if you happen to noticed how the Le’Veon Bell scenario performed out that has seemingly factored into doing why he is doing what he is doing. There are no ensures and I suspect the best profit going forward for Antonio is that he is playing at a extraordinarily high stage and is productive, so in the event that they can figure out something, on anecdote of they don’t appear to be unswerving going to free up him. … I suspect that bodes properly for either facet.”
In the weeks which private passed since then, there had been reviews that Brown would possibly also very properly be traded and hypothesis has been important, including from Hall of Famer and Niners icon Jerry Rice. Rice mentioned San Fran can private to nonetheless undercover agent out a exchange for No. 84, and Owens mentioned it is miles a extraordinarily realistic probability.
“Successfully I private talked to him in latest weeks especially after the season, and I didn’t know, but the cat is out of the catch on anecdote of Jerry Rice has mentioned him about being in a 49er uniform, but when I spoke to him I belief we had been unswerving discussing that you just can also think of alternatives but he kept asking me — ‘Yo, how is the Bay Home?’” Owens mentioned. “And I’m treasure OK, it became good when I performed there and they’ve Jimmy [Garoppolo] there and also you may well need got a large QB to switch with you on the football field, but he kept asking me, ‘Successfully what is the Bay Home treasure?’ And, properly, it is miles sunny and shining and they’ve a large quarterback; administration is beginning to turn around. They’ve a brand contemporary stadium there, and he is a man that is wise and savvy. He’ll be in Silicon Valley, and with A.B., industry can be boomin.’”
No subject the off-the-field controversy, Brown became nonetheless boomin’ when it came to production this past season. He tallied 104 catches for 1,297 yards and a league-high 15 touchdowns.
Thus, when Owens became requested whether or no longer Brown’s addition would possibly also develop an affect for the struggling San Francisco franchise, he became heaps confident that A.B. is terribly much nonetheless A.B. on the field.
“I mean come on, you’re in actuality asking me that? What form of difference would he develop?” Owens mentioned. “I suspect we desires to be asking Jimmy Garoppolo this. I suspect if you happen to look at at his total body of labor and how he performed with JuJu [Smith-Schuster] and the emergence of him, JuJu, coming in and playing the system he did. He nonetheless put up good numbers fervent in.”