There was all method of hypothesis about the place former Pittsburgh Steelers huge receiver Antonio Brown would possibly play this season.
Tiki Barber guesses that Brown will play for the Baltimore Ravens. That makes a specific amount of sense. In spite of everything, AB’s cousin, Marquise Brown, already performs for the Ravens, so each events may need first-hand perception into the chance of a profitable marriage. Plus, Antonio Brown would possibly relish the considered taking part in towards Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers twice this 12 months.
One other latest report has Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson pushing the crew to signal AB, with the Seahawks’ curiosity reportedly relationship again to final 12 months. That report prompted an fascinating back-and-forth on ESPN’s Get Up earlier immediately, the place the hosts puzzled whether or not Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll could be adept at dealing with AB, very like former NBA head coach Phil Jackson acquired essentially the most out of the mercurial Dennis Rodman.
The Final Dance Conjures up Antonio Brown-Dennis Rodman Comparability
It’s not shocking that the Antonio Brown-Dennis Rodman comparability has come up, not with ESPN’s The Final Dance nonetheless recent in everybody’s thoughts. In spite of everything, Dennis Rodman acquired important face time through the ten-part documentary, which recounts the Chicago Bulls’ last championship season and revolves across the exploits of Michael Jordan.
On Get Up, the analysts mused about whether or not Antonio Brown would achieve Seattle—and whether or not the Seahawks would succeed with AB.
“I feel they’d be an absolute beast [with Antonio Brown],” Tim Hasselbeck mentioned. “I feel it could change the dynamic of how we have a look at NFC groups if they’d a top-flight receiver like that to help Russell Wilson.”
However might the Seahawks handle a participant who appears to have an “unmanageable persona”?
“I kinda see it with Pete Carroll,” Marcus Spears mentioned, “primarily based on the gamers who’ve performed for Pete Carroll, what I’ve heard and folks have talked about. He permits you that chance to be your self. Now clearly, AB has to make particular person modifications and he has to make selections primarily based on what’s finest for everyone else round him. However with that being mentioned, if I seemed within the NFL and also you had been to ask me, give me plenty of coaches than can cope with guys which can be ‘totally different’—we’ll go away it at that—Pete Carroll could be a kind of names in that checklist of fellows who can get on dude’s ranges and relate to them as a result of that’s what I’ve heard from his gamers.”
Hasselbeck concurred, saying, “Yeah, I feel Marcus is true. I feel Pete has all the time had a great way with sure gamers, making an attempt to provide them leeway, get essentially the most out of them. On the identical time, preserve them in test.”
May Pete Carroll be Antonio Brown’s Phil Jackson?
But it could appear to require a next-level effort to maintain AB portray between the traces, so to talk. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was capable of preserve Antonio Brown in line and hyper-productive for a few years, earlier than issues lastly acquired so unhealthy that the Steelers traded him to the Oakland Raiders for simply third- and fifth-round draft selections. Because it occurs, that was a awful deal for Oakland, seeing how the Raiders launched him earlier than he performed a down for the crew. Then AB lasted only one recreation at his subsequent cease, in New England, the place he caught a single landing move from Tom Brady.
But Marcus Spears believes that Carroll would possibly have the ability to play a Phil Jackson-like position in AB’s life.
“To me it’s a reputable comparability,” Spears mentioned. “If you consider the Zen-ness, for the shortage of a greater time period, of Pete Carroll, there are similarities to what we watched Phil Jackson do with [the Chicago Bulls] and Dennis Rodman particularly. And being conscious of what this man wanted otherwise with everybody else. And that’s a risk with Pete…. I’d be super-interested to see how that relationship would develop over time. I feel Pete would determine it out, although.”
In fact, even when the Seahawks do resolve to signal Antonio Brown, the NFL should give its blessing earlier than AB can see the sector once more.
However fact be instructed, the prospect of AB taking part in for the Seahawks—or Ravens—isn’t as a lot of a longshot because the prospect of Antonio Brown becoming a member of Monday Night time Soccer as a colour commentator.
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