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hawaiiansteel
08-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Bires: Brown's bonehead taunt nearly overshadows big game

Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011
Mike Bires mbires@timesonline.com

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PITTSBURGH - We can only imagine what Mike Tomlin said to Antonio Brown after yet another big play by the Steelers' most exciting player of this preseason.

It probably went something like this:

"Nice play, kid. But don't ever point the football again at someone you beat ... even though you did burn him for 77 yards."

Tomlin was correct to rein in the Steelers' electrifying second-year wide receiver after his 77-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of Saturday's preseason win. Not even established stars should be called for taunting an opponent.

Luckily for Brown, his 15-yard penalty for taunting Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes came in a preseason game. But when it's time to play games that count, such bonehead mistakes are inexcusable.

No doubt Brown took Tomlin's message to heart. He promises never to taunt an opponent once the regular season starts. In fact, he didn't come close to taunting the two Falcons defensive backs he beat on a 44-yard TD catch later in the second quarter.

For his third TD of the preseason - he caught a 29-yarder last week in a win over Philadelphia - Brown just broke into a dance that brought a smile to the face of Hines Ward, the Steelers' "Dancing with the Stars" champion.

If Brown keeps this up, he's going to be engaging in a lot of end zone celebrations this year.

In the first half Saturday, Brown caught four passes for 137 yards and two TDs. He also ran the ball once for a yard. And he averaged 27.0 yards on four kickoff returns. His fantastic night started when he returned the opening kick 51 yards.

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Twice when Brown played college football at Central Michigan, he earned Special Teams Player of the Year honors in the Mid-American Conference. But he was much more than a terrific kick return specialist. His 305 career catches rank second in MAC history.

Last year as a rookie who was taken in the sixth round of the draft, Brown didn't dress in the season opener. But a week later, he sparked the Steelers to a 19-11 win by returning the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. On his very touch as a pro, he flashed brilliance.

Brown only caught 16 passes during the regular season, but he was clutch in the playoffs. A 58-yard catch set up the game-winning TD in a win over the Ravens. In the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game, his 14-yard catch sealed the win over the Jets.

Last year as a 22-year-old rookie, Brown didn't let the bright lights on the NFL faze him.
So far this summer, his star shines even brighter.

"It's a blessing, Brown said of his performance against the Falcons. "I'll just continue to get better and improve day in and day out."

Part of that improvement is cutting out taunting penalities.

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fordfixer
08-28-2011, 12:12 AM
Receiver Brown leads Steelers past Falcons
By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, August 27, 2011
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 53887.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_753887.html)

Antonio Brown has been the Steelers' most impressive player during the preseason.

Tonight, he was the best player at Heinz Field.

And that is saying something considering how easy Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan made it look at times while playing pitch-and-catch in front of an announced crowd 56,754.

The Pro Bowl-caliber quarterbacks combined for 434 yards in the first half of the Steelers' 34-16 win against the Atlanta Falcons. The difference between the two, as the Steelers staked themselves to a 24-16 lead, may have been this: Roethlisberger had Brown, who has clearly established himself as the Steelers' No. 3 wide receiver.

Brown caught four passes for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also set up the Steelers' other touchdown in the first half when he returned the opening kickoff 51 yards.

"I'll just continue to get better and improve day in and day out," Brown said. "You can see the results just pan out."

Brown made one of his few mistakes of the preseason near the end of a 77-yard catch-and-run when he was flagged for taunting a Falcons' defender on the way into the end zone.

The 5-foot-10, 186-pounder then looked anything but graceful when he attempted to leap into the stands in the corner of the south end zone.

If his play during the preseason carries over, Brown will get plenty of chances to improve upon his end-zone celebrations.

"He's a really good football player," Roethlisberger said. "He's got good instincts."

Brown wasn't the only second-year player that had a big night for the Steelers (2-1). Cornerback Crezdon Butler, seeing his first extended action of the preseason, returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

That gave the Steelers a 15-point cushion and may have moved Butler off the bubble as far as making the 53-man roster.

Last night amounted to the Steelers' final dress rehearsal before their Sept. 11 season opener in Baltimore, and it produced mixed results.

Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons showed why the Steelers recently signed him to a five-year, $60 million contract, as his 44-yard interception in the first quarter led to a short Shaun Suisham field goal — one that gave the Steelers an early 10-0 lead.

Roethlisberger, meanwhile, carved up the Falcons before calling it a night after a half — albeit a long one in which he and Ryan combined for 58 throws.

The downside for the Steelers could be summed up by a sequence at the beginning of the second quarter.

A breakdown in special teams allowed Eric Weems to return a punt 48 yards. The Falcons promptly spread out the Steelers' defense, and Ryan made it look easy in marching 38 yards in eight plays.

"I don't think we did a good job," outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley said on the pressure the Steelers got on Ryan. "I know, a few times, I lost contain and allowed him to roll outside the pocket. That hurts the team."

The Steelers answered Ryan's 10-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White with Brown's 77-yard touchdown reception. Brown capped his big night by catching a 44-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger in traffic.

In three preseason games, Browns has nine receptions for 227 yards and three touchdowns.

The Steelers have one more preseason game — Thursday at the Carolina Panthers — but the starters aren't expected to play more than a series.

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08-28-2011, 12:19 AM
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08-28-2011, 12:41 AM
Brown delivers as Steelers beat Falcons 34-16
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Antonio Brown 's youthful exuberance cost the Pittsburgh Steelers 15 yards on Saturday night.

If the second-year wideout keeps producing the way he did in a 34-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons , they can live with the growing pains.

Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns, serving notice Mike Wallace isn't the only gamebreaker on the defending AFC champions.

"It's just preseason and this game doesn't count," Brown said. "I'm doing some great things but it's not the end of the world. You just want to continue to work hard and build and stay focused."

Particularly when you're running into the end zone. Brown drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting when he pointed the ball at a pair of defenders while finishing off a 77-yard catch and run for a score. The flag didn't even include a somewhat awkward jaunt into the stands, where Brown appeared to briefly get caught on the fencing.

"I just got too excited," Brown said. "I've got to calm down a little bit ... I've got to be smart."

The flag earned Brown a talking to from Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, and Brown toned it down - well, a little - on a 44-yard score late in the first half. This time he took a page from teammate and "Dancing With the Stars" champion Hines Ward , putting together a little jig to cap a nearly flawless half by Pittsburgh's offensive starters.

Ben Roethlisberger finished 11 of 16 for 214 yards and the two touchdowns as the Steelers scored on four of their six first-half possessions.

"It was not a consistent, dominant performance that we were looking for, or winning by attrition, but we were explosive offensively," Tomlin said. "We made key plays, game-changing plays defensively."

The Falcons looked at the game as a litmus test. The defending NFC South champions moved the ball with ease but couldn't match Pittsburgh's fireworks.

"We gave up too many explosive plays there in the first half on the passing game in third-down situations," coach Mike Smith said. "We've obviously got a whole lot of work to do over the next 14-15 days and that's what the preseason is for."

Atlanta's Matt Ryan squeezed an entire game's worth of action into two quarters, completing 22 of 42 for 220 yards with a touchdown and an interception against a banged-up Pittsburgh secondary missing starting cornerbacks Bryant McFadden and Ike Taylor .

Pittsburgh's defense, which harassed Philadelphia's Michael Vick into three picks last week, wasn't quite so dominant trying to contain Atlanta's versatile and high-powered offense.

The Falcons spread the field to minimize the Steelers' vaunted pass rush and Ryan tested Pittsburgh reserve cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and William Gay , who had trouble keeping up with one of the league's best receiving corps.

White finished with eight receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown, Rookie Julio Jones hauled in five passes for 59 yards and had a potential 49-yard touchdown pass slip through his fingers.

"If I felt like I could run by the safeties, just run by them," Jones said. "If I couldn't I was just going to hook it up. I just felt like I could run by them and Matt threw a great ball to me. I just got to make that play."

It was the kind of play Brown has made a habit of in the preseason.

Considered no higher than fourth on the depth chart when camp began, he has turned into a revelation while filling in for injured Emmanuel Sanders .

Brown scored a 29-yard touchdown against Philadelphia a week ago on a nifty double-move after Roethlisberger escaped pressure. He was so open when he caught the ball he needed to do little more than remain on his feet.

Against the Falcons, Brown - who occasionally wears a UPS vest given to him by his brother - delivered in more spectacular fashion.

He started the game with a 51-yard kickoff return that led to a 1-yard plunge Rashard Mendenhall , a mere warmup to what was to come.

Facing third-and-6 from the Pittsburgh 23 early in the second quarter, Roethlisberger found Brown running down the seam at midfield. Brown split a pair of defenders and easily outran them to the end zone.

He struck again shortly before halftime, outjumping Atlanta's Brent Grimes and Dominique Franks in the end zone to complete a 44-yard score.

"He's a really good football player," Roethlisberger said. "He's got good instincts."

Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons , who signed a hefty six-year, $50 million contract earlier in the week, appeared in a hurry to start living up to the expectations. Timmons had six tackles and chased down Ryan's pass that deflected off the helmet of tight end Michael Palmer , returning it 44 yards to set up Shaun Suisham 's field goal for a 10-0 lead.

Atlanta later tied it, yet could only answer Brown's touchdowns with field goals. The Falcons rolled up 17 first downs in the half - but Pittsburgh's defense dug in when it mattered in an entertaining half that is easily the closest both teams have come to mimicking the regular season.

There were no such fireworks in the second half save for a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown by Pittsburgh's Crezdon Butler .

NOTES: Pittsburgh backup QB Byron Leftwich broke his left arm early in the second half . ... Atlanta DE Ray Edwards played into the third quarter but failed to make a tackle in his first action of the preseason ... Atlanta RB back Michael Turner was held to 19 yards on seven carries and has just 54 yards on 18 carries through three games.

NJ-STEELER
08-28-2011, 01:01 AM
Bires: Brown's bonehead taunt nearly overshadows big game



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a little harsh there mikey?

it was no where close to overshadowing what brown did in that game

insanesteelersfan
08-28-2011, 01:10 AM
I'll take what Brown did tonight in a pre-season game then what Plaxico did in a real game,,,spiking the ball after a 1st down catch, only no one touched him down as of yet :wft The kid was excited. No excusing it. And he learned a lesson. I highly doubt he will be the Character concern that Plex was, or how Santonio Holmes seems to spike the ball after every catch where he gets a 1st down and points his arm in a 1st down motion. Oh, but those acts are okay ?, and not taunting ?...whatever!

NJ-STEELER
08-28-2011, 01:17 AM
none of those are ok

but one drew a 15 yard penalty, and its the one that can effect the steelers this year , not 10 years ago

RuthlessBurgher
08-28-2011, 01:23 AM
I love that Antonio wears a UPS vest (although I'm not sure if its a reminder of where he could potentially end up working if he does not continue to work his tail off to be the best WR he can be, or if it is just a "What can Brown do for you?" sort of joke...either way, I'm cool with it...and it makes Jigawatts 1% cooler today).

Anyway, if Arians continues to use a 2 TE set on a regular basis more often than not, he's insane. If he wants to bring in some extra beef on short yardage and goal line situations, that's fine, but on 1st and 2nd down, we should be running 11 personnel with Mendenhall, Heath, Wallace, Hines, and Antonio. That is our best personnel combination of weapons by far right now.

Antonio has sunk his talons into the 3rd WR role, and doesn't plan to let go of it (unless it means that he bypasses Hines for the 2nd WR role by the end of this year, which is not entirely out of the realm of possibility). Folks were touting Manny Sanders as a potential breakout candidate this year, but his foot issues have pushed him back to the #5 WR role behind new addition Jerricho Cotchery, which Antonio has taken over that camp phenom role.

NJ-STEELER
08-28-2011, 01:25 AM
having tone on the filed will do more for the run game as it would having a 2nd TE.

defenses will have to watch out for him and mendy will see less men in the box

hawaiiansteel
08-28-2011, 03:47 AM
Brown is Digest Player of Week

By Bob Labriola - Steelers Digest


He came to the NFL with a history of making big plays both as a receiver and a returner, and he lived up to that reputation against the Falcons on Saturday night at Heinz Field. Brown returned the opening kickoff 51 yards, and the Steelers got another 15 when the Atlanta kicker was flagged for bringing him down with a horse-collar tackle. Brown also caught four passes for 137 yards, including touchdowns of 77 and 44 yards and he only played a half.

Antonio Brown is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 11-of-16 for 214 yards, with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 151.0; Lawrence Timmons, who had six tackles and an interception that he returned 44 yards; Crezdon Butler, who led the team with nine tackles and had an interception that he returned 95 yards for a touchdown; and Stevenson Sylvester, who had two tackles on special teams, including one on a punt return by Eric Weems that saved a touchdown.

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Eich
08-28-2011, 09:20 AM
I saw him point the ball towards the stands and then point his finger back towards the defender, almost like it was towards the other side of the stands.

I did not see him point the ball at a defender.

If it was taunting, it was pretty lame taunting. I've seen a lot worse.

feltdizz
08-28-2011, 09:54 AM
That was taunting and Brown needs to get it under control while he is in the field of play. He can dance, flip and shuffle after he crosses the GL.

Jooser
08-28-2011, 10:23 AM
It's preseason, let him celebrate. He just put the whole damn league on notice after all.

hawaiiansteel
08-28-2011, 02:41 PM
Antonio Brown Is Going to Give Defenses Fits This Season

Posted on August 28, 2011 by ryan

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I know we shouldn’t put too much into preseason numbers because, well, it’s the presason. But at some point, you also have to acknowledge that what Antonio Brown has accomplished in three weeks is the personification of Mike Tomlin’s “there’s more than one way to protect the quarterback” theory that had most of us rolling our eyes when he first said it three years ago.

“There are two schools of thought to protect a quarterback,” Tomlin told the media shortly after the 2008 draft landed the Steelers Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed in the first two rounds.”You can get linemen or you can get him weapons — people that people have to account for. Obviously with [the Mendenhall] pick, we’ve gotten a weapon. So what he is able to do on a football field will help our quarterback and our football team.”

Lights Out Limas fell short of expectations, but if it makes you feel better, just pretend Pittsburgh used a second-rounder on Antonio Brown and the sixth-rounder they got from the Cardinals as part of the Bryant McFadden buy-back program on Sweed. In the end, all that matters is that Ben Roethlisberger has not only the best wide receivers he’s ever seen in Steelers unis, but one of the best pass-catching corps in the entire league.

Think about that for a second.

This is the same outfit that won the Super Bowl six years ago with Hines Ward, Cedrick Wilson and Antwaan Randle El (then-rookie Heath Miller was second on the team with 39 receptions). But those names don’t even properly portray the level of mediocrity; Willie Parker was Pittsburgh’s fifth-leading receiver (he had 18 catches for 218 yards).

The Steelers were still built around the run back then; it was Ben’s second season in the league and it wasn’t until the playoffs that Ken Whisenhunt let his QB wing the ball all over the yard.

So, yes, the offense’s philosophy has changed as Ben has matured, and while most of us began the month worrying about Manny Sanders and his troublesome feet, I now find myself wondering how the hell opposing defenses are going to stop Ben, Mike Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Miller, and Mendenhall. And those are just the Steelers’ best playmakers. There’s still Hines, Jerricho Cotchery and Isaac Redman.

I’ll let JJ speak to the intricacies of the offensive line, but Marcus Gilbert wasn’t the worst left tackle I’ve ever seen blocking for Ben. I know it’s almost impossible for rookie offensive tackles to crack the starting lineup but if Nate Solder, a guy most draft experts and personnel types considered extremely raw coming out of college, is competent enough to protect Tom Brady, then I’m all for giving Gilbert every opportunity to win the gig. It’s not like he’s in competition with Orlando Pace; we’re talking about Jonathan Scott, the same dude who got yanked after one play during the Panthers’ game last season.

Whatever happens with the five fat dude responsible for keeping Ben upright, this much is certain: this offense is going to be extremely dangerous. Everyone talks about the Ravens (presumably because Joe Flacco is a winner and Ray Lewis refuses to retire), but Anquan Boldin is Ward — a tight end split out wide — Todd Heap is gone and Lee Evans is a faster version of Derrick Mason. And that’s it. Baltimore’s No. 3 reciever is rookie Torrey Smith, who looked so lost against the Eagles in Week 1 of the preseason that the team promptly traded for Evans.

The Steelers, meanwhile, have five legit wideouts: two “blink and they’re gone” threats (Wallace, Brown), two “zone-busters” (Ward, Cotchery), and a guy who can do both (Sanders). How do you defend that?

Defenses may have minimized Wallace’s impact this preseason — he has two catches for nine yards — but it comes at price: Brown has nine receptions for 230 yards (a staggering 25.6-YPC average) and three touchdowns. And Ben is 21 of 31 for 361 yards (67.7 percent), four touchdowns, zero picks, and a 146.6 passer rating.

I don’t remember ever being this excited about this group’s potential. A lot of that is because of what Brown has down the past three weeks, but some of the optimism comes from accepting the fact that, to borrow a well-worn Laird-ism, the o-line is what it is.

Which, on a good day, is average.

But, hey, there’s more than one way to protect the quarterback.

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BURGH86STEEL
08-28-2011, 04:52 PM
I love that Antonio wears a UPS vest (although I'm not sure if its a reminder of where he could potentially end up working if he does not continue to work his tail off to be the best WR he can be, or if it is just a "What can Brown do for you?" sort of joke...either way, I'm cool with it...and it makes Jigawatts 1% cooler today).

Anyway, if Arians continues to use a 2 TE set on a regular basis more often than not, he's insane. If he wants to bring in some extra beef on short yardage and goal line situations, that's fine, but on 1st and 2nd down, we should be running 11 personnel with Mendenhall, Heath, Wallace, Hines, and Antonio. That is our best personnel combination of weapons by far right now.

Antonio has sunk his talons into the 3rd WR role, and doesn't plan to let go of it (unless it means that he bypasses Hines for the 2nd WR role by the end of this year, which is not entirely out of the realm of possibility). Folks were touting Manny Sanders as a potential breakout candidate this year, but his foot issues have pushed him back to the #5 WR role behind new addition Jerricho Cotchery, which Antonio has taken over that camp phenom role.

I believe they ran 3WR, 1TE, 1RB set more then any other personnel package. I don't see it changing any this season. At this point, I don't see how they keep Hines on the field over Brown. I see them splitting time between Hines and Brown when only 2 WRs are on the field.

DukieBoy
08-28-2011, 08:04 PM
So, who is the bonehead he taunted?

I don't mind the celebrations, long as they don't hurt the team, of course. But I prefer the old school cool of players like Stallworth and Ham and others who made their plays and acted as though it is just what they do all the time.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
08-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Antonio Brown's bonehead taunt nearly overshadows big game??????

Not even close!!!!!!

He had a monster game and made a small error in judgement in the pre season. The 15 yard penalty is nothing more than a footnote here.

hawaiiansteel
08-28-2011, 08:13 PM
http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/1805493/88909_Falcons_Steelers_Football.jpg

Antonio Brown has had the most impressive progression between his rookie and sophomore season that I have ever seen before. He finished the game with a jaw-dropping 4 receptions for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has looked tremendous throughout camp and just keeps getting better.

The only problem he has had is with his celebration on touchdowns. On his first TD tonight he taunted the player he beat on his 77 yard strike. Tomlin got in his ear about it and I bet he will not be doing that again if he wants to stay on the field.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/

Chavezz
08-28-2011, 09:13 PM
If we want to run a 2 TE set we just need to motion ward to the spot. If we need a FB, motion Ward to the backfield.

Problem solved. For two games then Ward would go to the IR for the year. Too bad we couldn't add 4 inches and 50 pounds to Ward. He'd do great as a TE!! LOL

chiken
08-29-2011, 01:22 AM
Love what Brown is doing out there - He is going to make us a very dangerous club offensively. I also love the way most of us think that He is the only receiver to have improved in the off-season. Maybe I am wrong but I think that Sanders has also grown up a little bit.. If he comes back healthy I think you guys are going to be in for a Treat.

hawaiiansteel
09-02-2011, 02:56 AM
for the second consecutive game Antonio Brown was penalized 15 yards after a touchdown, this time for unsportsmanlike conduct after he joined Jonathan Dwyer to celebrate Dwyer's 50 yard TD run.

when will Antonio learn not to keep getting 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalties? Mike Tomlin was reportedly really pi$$ed at Brown...I'll bet Tomlin doesn't like repeating himself.

with Sanders playing well tonight, this type of behavior could push Antonio Brown down the totem pole to the #4 WR spot.

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feltdizz
09-02-2011, 08:33 AM
Brown has to get it under control...

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
09-02-2011, 09:28 AM
for the second consecutive game Antonio Brown was penalized 15 yards after a touchdown, this time for unsportsmanlike conduct after he joined Jonathan Dwyer to celebrate Dwyer's 50 yard TD run.

There is unsportsmanlike conduct and there is unsportsmanlike conduct. The guy celebrated a teammates' TD in a pre season game. Not something that is an uncontrollable urge and can't be corrected. Not a selfish move.

I was barely concerned last week and am even less concerned this week.

feltdizz
09-02-2011, 11:14 AM
for the second consecutive game Antonio Brown was penalized 15 yards after a touchdown, this time for unsportsmanlike conduct after he joined Jonathan Dwyer to celebrate Dwyer's 50 yard TD run.

There is unsportsmanlike conduct and there is unsportsmanlike conduct. The guy celebrated a teammates' TD in a pre season game. Not something that is an uncontrollable urge and can't be corrected. Not a selfish move.

I was barely concerned last week and am even less concerned this week.

I'm concerned... I think anytime he scores on a big play or someone scores on a big play Brown is a wild card when it comes to celebrations.

You can tell he has a passion for celebrating. Nothing wrong with it but keep it within the limits.

BradshawsHairdresser
09-02-2011, 11:20 AM
This is where the veteran leadership needs to step in and assert itself (ie., Hines Ward)--take Brown aside and tell him he's just a couple more dumb choices away from being the next Anthony Smith.

feltdizz
09-02-2011, 11:38 AM
This is where the veteran leadership needs to step in and assert itself (ie., Hines Ward)--take Brown aside and tell him he's just a couple more dumb choices away from being the next Anthony Smith.

I don't think he will be the next Anthony Smith... that kid was trying to hurt his own teammates in practice. LOL.

Brown needs to realize he can dance after a score but only after "he" scores....

The TD was in the other endzone of the stadium so I didn't get to see it or a replay but I think after last game he should know better.

fezziwig
09-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Did Antonio even have anything to do with that TD score ? I don't remember him throwing a block or contributing anything towards it but yet, he had to rush over to Dwyer and dance his jig that got him another flag.

If Tomlin does punish him or whatever what, would the punishment be ? Does he have to run an extra ten laps, sit him out or bump him down to fourth string ? I would really like to see Brown on the field as much as possible and wouldn't want the team to be punished not having one of their best players contributing.
Still, the guy is something else with harming the team for his own satisfactions.

I'm probably older than most of you guys and I'm not a fan of the antics these guys do when they score a TD, make a sack or whatever.

Why can't these guys just give a hi-five or wave to the crowd or better yet, walk away like they have been there before and know that, they'll be there again.

What more of a statement is there to make after you make a good play ? The guy did what he is paid to do.

Should the other ten players all do a break dance because they blocked for him ? It's all just stupid stuff no matter what player or team.

flippy
09-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Penalties are bigger this season because you don't get a running start on KOs. So moving back 15 is a recipe for a big potential return by the other team.

This new KO rule is going to come into play more than people think.

The Carolina announcers were talking about how they really like the new rule since the KO team doesn't get a running start and that will lead to potential bigger returns if the ball isnt kicked deep into the endzone.

Snatch98
09-02-2011, 12:27 PM
for the second consecutive game Antonio Brown was penalized 15 yards after a touchdown, this time for unsportsmanlike conduct after he joined Jonathan Dwyer to celebrate Dwyer's 50 yard TD run.

There is unsportsmanlike conduct and there is unsportsmanlike conduct. The guy celebrated a teammates' TD in a pre season game. Not something that is an uncontrollable urge and can't be corrected. Not a selfish move.

I was barely concerned last week and am even less concerned this week.

This. He's not going to do it in a regular season game. It's the preseason. I actually got a good laugh out of it last night. Why are we occasionally always trying to make something out of nothing on this board from time to time? What do you want to bet it doesn't happen regular season? I'd also like to take the time to point out that giving celebration penalties is ridiculous. It's one thing if a guy pulls a Rod Tidwell BUT a little celebrating didn't hurt anyone and it's almost always entertaining.

RuthlessBurgher
09-02-2011, 12:29 PM
He could hump the goalpost for all I care in the preseason, but just hand the ball to the ref when the games actually count.

DukieBoy
09-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Pre-season it's OK, but I imagine Tomlin will give him some a$$-slivers if he doess this in a reg season game.

insanesteelersfan
09-02-2011, 12:55 PM
I Love it how some of these so-called,,OLD TIME Steeler fans, who think they know more about football then anyone else say that Antonio's actions are NOT professional. And he's just acting the fool. Look, I don't want us to get a penalty after scoring a TD. But I find it funny how WE seem to be on the Radar of Roger Goodell for EVERYTHING...Including celebrations,,,and yet SOME players...like say, " Ray-Ray Lewis " can get away with it with NO problem, or penalties.

Case in point, last Thursday night, when Baltimore was on national TV against Washington, and it was late in the game, and Baltimore was driving towards what would be winning score with their 3rd stringer Tyrod Taylor in at QB. And with just seconds to play, the ESPN sideline reporter was Interviewing Ray Lewis, and while he was talking, the Ravens scored on a Tyrod Taylor pass to Brandon Jones....and all of a sudden you saw Ray right in the middle of a sentence, saw that they scored and ran on the field, into the Endzone...without his Helmet I might add,,,and did a " Jig " with Ty Taylor and Jones???

And this was a defensive player...a starter, who had been out of the game for more then a quarter. And yet he ran out on the field to celebrate a meaningless TD in the final seconds of a pre-season game...without his Helmet on which I THOUGHT was an automatic fine & penalty....and yet NOTHING at all was called on him, or the Ravens. And why ??? Cause Goodell has his HEAD stuck so far up Ray-Ray's AZZ that I can see his Hair coming out of Ray's mouth when he opens his Pie Hole!!! :Clap



So, until the league, and Goodell starts to show some F'ING consistency...I'm not gonna call out Brown for anything.

feltdizz
09-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Are you suggesting Ray Ray's celebration is "professional" because it wasn't flagged?

That's like saying James Harrison should go at a QB's knees in front of the ref because a guy got away with it on Ben in the Iggles game. Oh wait.... I think you did suggest that.

No one said Brown was a fool... just a little too excited and it cost us yards and may cause him to lose playing time like it did last year.

Steeler players should be held to the expectations of their coach not another team or Goodell. If Tomlin was a trash talking, dancing coach then maybe we would shrug it off.

We aren't the Ravens so why the hell should we act like them?

insanesteelersfan
09-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Are you suggesting Ray Ray's celebration is "professional" because it wasn't flagged?

That's like saying James Harrison should go at a QB's knees in front of the ref because a guy got away with it on Ben in the Iggles game. Oh wait.... I think you did suggest that.

No one said Brown was a fool... just a little too excited and it cost us yards and may cause him to lose playing time like it did last year.

Steeler players should be held to the expectations of their coach not another team or Goodell. If Tomlin was a trash talking, dancing coach then maybe we would shrug it off.

We aren't the Ravens so why the hell should we act like them?




I'm not saying ACT like the Ravens. I'm saying that there is a CLEAR Bias against us...no matter what. Even if we just after scoring ran up to the Ref and handed him the ball,,,,Goodell would STILL find a way to flag us. It's what he does. Just like how he kisses the AZZES of players like Ray-Ray, and Brady/Manning. Nothing Brown did yesterday was worthy of a penalty, by what the leagues OWN rule book states. So why was there a penalty ?...Cause Goodell gave SPECIFIC orders to the league Refs.


I mean Dude..........can't you see that ?

fezziwig
09-02-2011, 02:29 PM
What's his face from the Cheats swipes his credit card on some ladies chest plus a quick fill gets arrested, charges too and it's been okay with Goodell, hasn't it ?

feltdizz
09-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Are you suggesting Ray Ray's celebration is "professional" because it wasn't flagged?

That's like saying James Harrison should go at a QB's knees in front of the ref because a guy got away with it on Ben in the Iggles game. Oh wait.... I think you did suggest that.

No one said Brown was a fool... just a little too excited and it cost us yards and may cause him to lose playing time like it did last year.

Steeler players should be held to the expectations of their coach not another team or Goodell. If Tomlin was a trash talking, dancing coach then maybe we would shrug it off.

We aren't the Ravens so why the hell should we act like them?




I'm not saying ACT like the Ravens. I'm saying that there is a CLEAR Bias against us...no matter what. Even if we just after scoring ran up to the Ref and handed him the ball,,,,Goodell would STILL find a way to flag us. It's what he does. Just like how he kisses the AZZES of players like Ray-Ray, and Brady/Manning. Nothing Brown did yesterday was worthy of a penalty, by what the leagues OWN rule book states. So why was there a penalty ?...Cause Goodell gave SPECIFIC orders to the league Refs.


I mean Dude..........can't you see that ?

Goodell is now giving orders to flag Brown? Some of you guys need to get a hobby. Why watch if you know Goodell's master plan?

feltdizz
09-02-2011, 03:01 PM
What's his face from the Cheats swipes his credit card on some ladies chest plus a quick fill gets arrested, charges too and it's been okay with Goodell, hasn't it ?

Goodell asked the guy to send some tiddy residue, he loved it. :stirpot

DukieBoy
09-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Are you suggesting Ray Ray's celebration is "professional" because it wasn't flagged?

That's like saying James Harrison should go at a QB's knees in front of the ref because a guy got away with it on Ben in the Iggles game. Oh wait.... I think you did suggest that.

No one said Brown was a fool... just a little too excited and it cost us yards and may cause him to lose playing time like it did last year.

Steeler players should be held to the expectations of their coach not another team or Goodell. If Tomlin was a trash talking, dancing coach then maybe we would shrug it off.

We aren't the Ravens so why the hell should we act like them?




I'm not saying ACT like the Ravens. I'm saying that there is a CLEAR Bias against us...no matter what. Even if we just after scoring ran up to the Ref and handed him the ball,,,,Goodell would STILL find a way to flag us. It's what he does. Just like how he kisses the AZZES of players like Ray-Ray, and Brady/Manning. Nothing Brown did yesterday was worthy of a penalty, by what the leagues OWN rule book states. So why was there a penalty ?...Cause Goodell gave SPECIFIC orders to the league Refs.


I mean Dude..........can't you see that ?

Goodell is now giving orders to flag Brown? Some of you guys need to get a hobby. Why watch if you know Goodell's master plan?


:Clap

DukieBoy
09-02-2011, 03:15 PM
What's his face from the Cheats swipes his credit card on some ladies chest plus a quick fill gets arrested, charges too and it's been okay with Goodell, hasn't it ?

Goodell asked the guy to send some tiddy residue, he loved it. :stirpot
:Boobs

feltdizz
09-02-2011, 03:23 PM
What's his face from the Cheats swipes his credit card on some ladies chest plus a quick fill gets arrested, charges too and it's been okay with Goodell, hasn't it ?

Goodell asked the guy to send some tiddy residue, he loved it. :stirpot
:Boobs

"hmmm.... tiddy residue."

fezziwig
09-02-2011, 04:24 PM
What's his face from the Cheats swipes his credit card on some ladies chest plus a quick fill gets arrested, charges too and it's been okay with Goodell, hasn't it ?

Goodell asked the guy to send some tiddy residue, he loved it. :stirpot




:Clap :Clap

Captain Lemming
09-02-2011, 10:16 PM
Goodell is now giving orders to flag Brown? Some of you guys need to get a hobby. Why watch if you know Goodell's master plan?

Yup Goodell is giving instructions to give excessive penalties against the Steelers.

He uses his insidious "mind control" to make sure refs follow through on his EVIL plot.

Goodell is so bent on seeing our team fail that HE DOESNT CARE AS FEW AS TWO REFS COULD DESTROY HIS REP IRREPARABLY by making his anti-Steeler instruction public.

Amazingly we have won multiple championships during his watch.

And 99 percent of the wacko conspiracy legion WHO ARE NOT STEELER FANS think Goodells refs FAVORED THE STEELERS in those SBs.
http://www.infernal-empire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/tin-foil-hat.jpg

DukieBoy
09-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Goodell is now giving orders to flag Brown? Some of you guys need to get a hobby. Why watch if you know Goodell's master plan?

Yup Goodell is giving instructions to give excessive penalties against the Steelers.

He uses his insidious "mind control" to make sure refs follow through on his EVIL plot.

Goodell is so bent on seeing our team fail that HE DOESNT CARE AS FEW AS TWO REFS COULD DESTROY HIS REP IRREPARABLY by making his anti-Steeler instruction public.

Amazingly we have won multiple championships during his watch.

:Clap :Cheers

And 99 percent of the wacko conspiracy legion WHO ARE NOT STEELER FANS think Goodells refs FAVORED THE STEELERS in those SBs.
http://www.infernal-empire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/tin-foil-hat.jpg

DukieBoy
09-03-2011, 12:29 AM
I Love it how some of these so-called,,OLD TIME Steeler fans, who think they know more about football then anyone else say that Antonio's actions are NOT professional. And he's just acting the fool. Look, I don't want us to get a penalty after scoring a TD. But I find it funny how WE seem to be on the Radar of Roger Goodell for EVERYTHING...Including celebrations,,,and yet SOME players...like say, " Ray-Ray Lewis " can get away with it with NO problem, or penalties.

Paranoia strikes deep

Case in point, last Thursday night, when Baltimore was on national TV against Washington, and it was late in the game, and Baltimore was driving towards what would be winning score with their 3rd stringer Tyrod Taylor in at QB. And with just seconds to play, the ESPN sideline reporter was Interviewing Ray Lewis, and while he was talking, the Ravens scored on a Tyrod Taylor pass to Brandon Jones....and all of a sudden you saw Ray right in the middle of a sentence, saw that they scored and ran on the field, into the Endzone...without his Helmet I might add,,,and did a " Jig " with Ty Taylor and Jones???

Into your life it will creep

And this was a defensive player...a starter, who had been out of the game for more then a quarter. And yet he ran out on the field to celebrate a meaningless TD in the final seconds of a pre-season game...without his Helmet on which I THOUGHT was an automatic fine & penalty....and yet NOTHING at all was called on him, or the Ravens. And why ??? Cause Goodell has his HEAD stuck so far up Ray-Ray's AZZ that I can see his Hair coming out of Ray's mouth when he opens his Pie Hole!!! :Clap

It starts when you're always afraid


So, until the league, and Goodell starts to show some F'ING consistency...I'm not gonna call out Brown for anything.

Step out of line, the man come and take you away.

hawaiiansteel
09-03-2011, 02:39 AM
Brown's penalties irk Tomlin

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201109/pd05steelers0901.1_330.jpg

Antonio Brown collected two 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalties in two games this preseason.

Tomlin was not happy with Antonio Brown's second 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty in two games after a touchdown was scored. He was hit with one for taunting as he pointed the football toward the Falcons on way to a 77-yard touchdown reception in the third preseason game. Thursday night in Charlotte, he joined in to celebrate Jonathan Dwyer's 50-yard touchdown run and was hit with another flag.

"No excuses, man, I got to lock in and be disciplined," Brown said. "I knew the rule. I was having too much fun. Really, no excuses."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11246/11 ... z1WrSmNngq (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11246/1172001-66-0.stm#ixzz1WrSmNngq)

RuthlessBurgher
09-03-2011, 11:51 AM
I Love it how some of these so-called,,OLD TIME Steeler fans, who think they know more about football then anyone else say that Antonio's actions are NOT professional. And he's just acting the fool. Look, I don't want us to get a penalty after scoring a TD. But I find it funny how WE seem to be on the Radar of Roger Goodell for EVERYTHING...Including celebrations,,,and yet SOME players...like say, " Ray-Ray Lewis " can get away with it with NO problem, or penalties.

Paranoia strikes deep

Case in point, last Thursday night, when Baltimore was on national TV against Washington, and it was late in the game, and Baltimore was driving towards what would be winning score with their 3rd stringer Tyrod Taylor in at QB. And with just seconds to play, the ESPN sideline reporter was Interviewing Ray Lewis, and while he was talking, the Ravens scored on a Tyrod Taylor pass to Brandon Jones....and all of a sudden you saw Ray right in the middle of a sentence, saw that they scored and ran on the field, into the Endzone...without his Helmet I might add,,,and did a " Jig " with Ty Taylor and Jones???

Into your life it will creep

And this was a defensive player...a starter, who had been out of the game for more then a quarter. And yet he ran out on the field to celebrate a meaningless TD in the final seconds of a pre-season game...without his Helmet on which I THOUGHT was an automatic fine & penalty....and yet NOTHING at all was called on him, or the Ravens. And why ??? Cause Goodell has his HEAD stuck so far up Ray-Ray's AZZ that I can see his Hair coming out of Ray's mouth when he opens his Pie Hole!!! :Clap

It starts when you're always afraid


So, until the league, and Goodell starts to show some F'ING consistency...I'm not gonna call out Brown for anything.

Step out of line, the man come and take you away.

Ooh...Dookie pulls out the Buffalo Springfield card. Nicely done, my good man.

Slapstick
09-03-2011, 12:20 PM
I don't think it's as crazy as it sounds...

While I don't believe for one second that Goodell said anything to the officials, I do think that the officials know that Goodell singled out Roethlisberger and Harrison last year while allowing other players with equal or worse infractions to escape with lesser penalties...

I think that sends a message, intended or not, to the officials that flags should fly a little more readily for Harrison and a little less readily for Ben...

I do believe that, subconsciously, the refs feel that way because they are simply taking the lead from their boss...

fezziwig
09-03-2011, 01:58 PM
I don't know if they have singled out the Steelers and their players but, it just seems that way to me or maybe that, there doesn't seem to be a happy medium throughout the NFL when it comes to Goodell and the refs.

DukieBoy
09-03-2011, 03:31 PM
I Love it how some of these so-called,,OLD TIME Steeler fans, who think they know more about football then anyone else say that Antonio's actions are NOT professional. And he's just acting the fool. Look, I don't want us to get a penalty after scoring a TD. But I find it funny how WE seem to be on the Radar of Roger Goodell for EVERYTHING...Including celebrations,,,and yet SOME players...like say, " Ray-Ray Lewis " can get away with it with NO problem, or penalties.

Paranoia strikes deep

Case in point, last Thursday night, when Baltimore was on national TV against Washington, and it was late in the game, and Baltimore was driving towards what would be winning score with their 3rd stringer Tyrod Taylor in at QB. And with just seconds to play, the ESPN sideline reporter was Interviewing Ray Lewis, and while he was talking, the Ravens scored on a Tyrod Taylor pass to Brandon Jones....and all of a sudden you saw Ray right in the middle of a sentence, saw that they scored and ran on the field, into the Endzone...without his Helmet I might add,,,and did a " Jig " with Ty Taylor and Jones???

Into your life it will creep

And this was a defensive player...a starter, who had been out of the game for more then a quarter. And yet he ran out on the field to celebrate a meaningless TD in the final seconds of a pre-season game...without his Helmet on which I THOUGHT was an automatic fine & penalty....and yet NOTHING at all was called on him, or the Ravens. And why ??? Cause Goodell has his HEAD stuck so far up Ray-Ray's AZZ that I can see his Hair coming out of Ray's mouth when he opens his Pie Hole!!! :Clap

It starts when you're always afraid


So, until the league, and Goodell starts to show some F'ING consistency...I'm not gonna call out Brown for anything.

Step out of line, the man come and take you away.

Ooh...Dookie pulls out the Buffalo Springfield card. Nicely done, my good man.


Be Stills, my (Mr) Soul .... or Neil Young, or especially Richie Furay.
Thanks, Ruthless. :Bow :Bow :Bow