"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
The question moving forward is how Brown responds to teams forcing the Steelers’ other receivers to beat them.
“He just has to make sure that he stays patient, stays humble and keeps working hard, which is who he is so I don’t expect anything different,” Roethlisberger said.I can find more...On a bitter cold winter morning, with temperatures hovering in the single digits and most people not wanting to venture outside the comfort of home, receiver Antonio Brown was at the Steelers’ practice facility on the South Side.
With no required workouts until OTAs begin in the spring, Brown didn’t have to be there. He could have easily stayed home, and stayed warm. But instead he stayed on course, as he has done since the season ended, working out one his own either at the team’s facility or elsewhere.
“The battle is ongoing. It’s never ending,” said Brown. “I have taken a break as far as pounding my body, but you have to keep the cardio up, which keeps my strength up.”
Brown’s workouts range from some light weight lifting, to basic cardio to swimming, allowing him to work on breathing, heart rate and endurance.
“You have to do something to better yourself every day,” said Brown. “You have to take a step every day to be your best.
“If you want to be your best, you have to outwork your opponent. My opponent is not just someone I am competing against, but I am my biggest opponent. I know if I compete against myself every day I am working to be my best. That is something I always take pride in, working to better myself.”
Ooo! Ooo! Mr. Kotter!
This is a good one:
BTSC writer Christopher Carter noted after practice in Latrobe Wednesday Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was seen running 40-yard sprints alongside undrafted rookie free agent J.D. Woods - in Carter's words, "...helping him fire out of his stance."
Woods, a longshot to make this roster out of West Virginia, had two catches in the Steelers' 18-13 loss to the Giants in the preseason opener, clearly sees the value of learning from one of the more explosive receivers in the NFL, particularly in and out of his breaks.
The fact it happened after practice has to count for something. And not even so much for Woods - a rookie who is likely working to earn a practice squad spot in the best realistic scenario. Brown, the Steelers big-money receiver, taking the time not just to help Woods, but to run with him after practice.
That's different than just entertaining the rookie by answering questions as they walk back to the locker room.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was quick to point to Brown's intangible qualities when speaking to the reasons why the Steelers signed him to a long-term extension last season. He noted his work ethic above all else. Working hard on one's game is one thing, and a requisite to sustained success in the NFL. Teaching what you've learned to others who are trying to maximize the chance they have - however long of a chance it is - is another. And it's indicative of leadership status within an organization.
First of all, A Brown would look silly as a white man.
Secondly, it's showboating where I come from. Maybe I was raised differently than you heathens.