Anyone still Questioning Antonio Brown's Value to this Offense?
Since AB has been out, the passing game has become ordinary. Consider, fully 65% of the passes AB caught were for 1st downs. Nine of his 42 catches went for > 20 yds. It may surprise some that only 8 of Mike Wallace's catches went for >20yds.
Since AB has been injured, Mike Wallace and crew have combined for 15 catches, 196 yds in two games. Wallace himself has 7 rec/40 yds, one catch for a 1st down.
Antonio Brown makes this offense go. AB sustains drives. AB makes plays the other WRs simply don't. Antonio Brown shows his contract is well-deserved. Life without Brown in the offense will continue to be a struggle. Hopefully, Burress can pick up some of the slack.