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    The commentators and fans who placed the lion's share of the blame for ABs antics and final separation with the Steelers on Roethlisberger and Tomlin should begin to rethink that. Brown is a temperamental nut. He is very driven and but focused mostly on his personal needs. I think he has his positive qualities, and he was very productive for the Steelers; so, I don't have any hate for him.

    But he might not do as well in another environment, which isn't as adaptable to his idiosyncrasies as the Steelers were. Bryant completely was not productive when he went to the Raiders. Brown's productivity could take a big dive there. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco1981 View Post
    Dammit...I was getting all excited that ******* was gonna retire lol...But you said Marsha too...Mark my words, It will be allowed now
    Yup. I bet they make an exemption or some type of compromise. There are 32 players on the banned helmet list.

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    Ha...haha.hahahahaha......

    omg I’m goin broke buying all this popcorn.

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    AB’s reason for not needing the new helmet “ but Vontaze Burfict in on my team now”

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    Will Raiders send Antonio Brown the dreaded “five-day letter”?
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 9, 2019, 5:03 PM EDT

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ve-day-letter/

    It had seemed that the Raiders were treading lightly with receiver Antonio Brown‘s absence in order to keep him from looking foolish for freezing his feet — a fate possibly even more embarrasing than stepping on a George Foreman grill while it’s cooking your morning bacon. It now seems that the Raiders were tiptoeing around Brown because they simply don’t know how to deal with him.

    And, based on the way he exited Pittsburgh, they should not be surprised.


    His feet ostensibly have kept him from practicing, but he had passed a physical, exited the non-football injury list, and practiced once. Which means that team doctors believed he was good to go.

    It could indeed be, as suggested by Adam Schefter of ESPN, that Brown’s current absence is more about his helmet preference and less about his feet. So if he refuses to show up and practice due to his helmet, what can the Raiders do?

    Not much, as a practical matter. And their primary option for forcing him to come back could blow up in their faces.

    Brown, if he’s not with the team and refuses to return, could be put on the active/left squad list. By rule, the team’s leverage for getting him to return would be sending a so-called “five-day letter.” If he doesn’t return within five days, the team could then shift Brown to the reserve/left squad list, which would shut him down for the season and shut off any obligation to pay him.

    Because the Raiders gave Brown a signing bonus of only $1 million, he wouldn’t have to write a gigantic check back to the team if his failure to show up in response to a five-day latter ends his season. However, he’d lose $14.625 million in fully-guaranteed salary for 2020. Likewise, $14.5 million in full guarantees for 2021 would likely void.

    It remains to be seen whether the Raiders will take such an aggressive approach with Brown. However, the detailed tweet stream from Mike Silver of NFL Network regarding the various concerns and complaints about Brown surely came from someone with the Raiders and not from Brown. Given that Raiders G.M. Mike Mayock worked at NFL Network — and in light of his reputation for being a no-nonsense, Belichickian, old-school #footballguy — it’s quite possible that Mayock and/or coach Jon Gruden are close enough to the breaking point to have leaked to one of Mayock’s former colleagues embarrasing details about Brown.

    The next question becomes whether Mayock and Gruden decide to go the rest of the way and send a five-day letter.

    Either way, Tuesday night’s edition of Hard Knocks could be fascinating. Although Gruden was able to grind most of the Brown stuff onto the cutting room floor for Episode One, this week Gruden may decide to let the world know what they’ve been dealing with.

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    This is a cover up for his FOOT DEBACLE.
    This guy is embarrassing himself and he knows it.
    Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...
    Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...
    Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    This is a cover up for his FOOT DEBACLE.
    This guy is embarrassing himself and he knows it.
    I was thinking this also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    Yup. I bet they make an exemption or some type of compromise. There are 32 players on the banned helmet list.
    Apparently, Brady changes helmets this year. He was grandfathered in for 2018 but the league is serious about this new ban since the style they wear has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

    I doubt AB wins this appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    This is a cover up for his FOOT DEBACLE.
    This guy is embarrassing himself and he knows it.

    How? His nasty feet are all over the Internet.

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    Foot-gate has been replaced by helmet-gate....and the season hasn’t even started yet. Can’t wait for what’s next.

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