Antonio Brown Criticises Present-Day NFL QBs By Highlighting How Ben Roethlisberger Utilized His Talents Better Than Anyone

Published 11/21/2022, 12:00 PM EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 02: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) on the field in a Balenciaga jacket and a diamond Bee necklace prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 2, 2022 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Antonio Brown is back with another controversial take. Brown is very active on Twitter, with tweets that have slightly radical reactions. Understandably, his latest tweet is no different.

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This time, the wide receiver-turned-rapper had appreciation for his old teammate, Ben Roethlisberger, and spoke about the way his ex-teammate played as compared to newer quarterbacks. Antonio essentially spoke about Big Ben’s trust in him during tough spots like double coverage as compared to quarterbacks of today going through a lot of progressions.

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Antonio Brown on Twitter

In his tweet, AB mentioned the way Roethlisberger would give him chances in double coverage. He criticized modern quarterbacks for not doing so and going through a lot of progressions.

As it is typical for AB’s tweets, fans had very interesting things to say about his comments. Some of the fans were in support of what AB said. One fan tweeted:

A fan mentioned that they think Brown has lost his reputation:

There were also mocking comments about taking unnecessary risks:

A fan jokingly questioned the normality of AB’s tweet:

There were also fans who had declared Ab and Big Ben’s greatness:

There was also a tweet by a fan talking about Brown’s stats when he was playing:

 

The tweets reacting to Brown’s latest take is however lesser mixed as compared to the older tweets. There are quite a bit of people who agree with Antonio Brown’s take, showcasing that some of the fans might prefer the older way of playing. With the fans who reacted positively, it might have been because of the absolute dominance Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger asserted when they played together.

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Big Ben and AB together

The wide receiver and the quarterback duo is one that is absolutely crucial for the team’s success. Big Ben and AB were one such duo who played spectacularly together. They were both on the Pittsburgh Steelers and took the team to new levels of success with their gameplay. They had some impressive stats from their time together.

Jan 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter of an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown had caught a whopping 72 touchdowns from Roethlisberger. These touchdowns had come off just a meager 120 games. The duo had longevity in victory as well. They hold 78 wins and a mere 41 losses together, arguably one of the best records in the NFL. It is very evident why Brown has a soft spot for Big Ben’s way of play as compared to the way quarterbacks play nowadays. However, regardless of AB’s opinion, aficionados of the sport will still argue upon which style of play is the better one.

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Aditya Rajput

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Aditya Rajput is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising and Branding from FLAME University. His favorite player is Tom Brady, the best quarterback to play the game in his opinion, but his favorite team is Brady's Super Bowl kryptonite, the New York Giants.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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