Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is being compared to retired Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens, and not because of his insane physical talent or his production.
It’s because of his actions on the sidelines. Brown threw a water cooler during the win over the Baltimore Ravens after he got open and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t see him. Former Steelers wideout Hines Ward was asked about it, and he made the comparison, after giving Brown some unsolicited advice.
“If I were to give A.B. some advice, when the game matters the most, trust me, they have to get you the ball; they’re going to get you the ball,” Ward said, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You don’t want the situation to become a T.O. [Terrell Owens], a great player, but it was more about if he didn’t get catches there were going to be problems. You don’t want that kind of distraction. I don’t think A.B. is at that level like T.O. You can definitely see over [Owens’] career, if you were such a Hall of Famer why, in your prime, were teams getting rid of you? You were a distraction.”
He did go on to reiterate that he doesn’t think it’s that bad after just one incident.
“I don’t think it’s gotten to that point with A.B., but it’s a bad reflection on others because there are other guys out there who want the football just as bad as A.B.,” Ward noted. “I understand, in the heat of battle, in the heat of competition, you want to help your team win. They were winning [in Baltimore]; I thought they had the game in control the whole game. It took away from the team’s accomplishment, what he did on the sideline.”
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