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Old 02-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last year

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Sad to see the mess not being corrected by Tomlin.

But at least he probably goes out to the bar with the boys on the weekends.
What do you want him to do right now? He was doing his best to try and keep a locker room together in which your top receiver was holding out for financial reasons. Then, all of the veteran leadership was released because they were underachieving and not producing. A young guy had to take on the leadership role and none of the younger guys were willing or able to shoulder it.

Not everything is Tomlin's fault - contrary to what is popular on these boards. It's a cop out answer and if we insist on pinning the blame on Tomlin, nothing is going to improve or change. The players need to step up and take accountability for what they're doing or in this case, not doing, and be responsible.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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Default Re: Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last year

Woodley ( lack of dedication), Wallace (totally absorbed with his contract), and Mendenhall (acting like a jerk), seem to be the most likely suspects dividing the team.

Throw in the Ben-Haley drama and it sounds like the Steelers can quickly become a dysfunctional team.

Now it's up to Tomlin to squash it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #13
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In his defense, Holmes did - and still does - the same thing. I'm sorry, the 'Steeler Way' of the 90's is slowly fading with every draft. The new generation of players and fans don't mind his first down dance or the fact he ran backward 20 yards into the endzone.

Let him do his first down taunt. Who is it hurting?
I would hope the standard is a little higher than what Holmes set

It's not "hurting" anything - but if it is all about team then celebrating yourself a half-dozen times a game for a garden variety play is contrary to that

Thanks for letting me know what the "next generation" of fans think - is that a paid position or have you agreed to be the designated spokesman for free I confess to not knowing what my generation of fans think - it is not a monolithic group
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #14
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Default Re: Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last year

It should be noted, that when Brown was asked about the departure of Wallace, Brown welcomed the chance at bring the #1 guy. Brown did NOT say that he hopes that Wallace would be back with the Steelers.

Subtle... but, telling.

Sounds like the division might have been between Wallace & Brown. Young Money Crew became divided... probably (speculation) because Wallace was bitter that Brown "took" his money/contract.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #15
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Default Re: Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last year

The " Young Punk Crew" Seems to be more mouth than money....Wallace may not be worth big money in many Steeler Fans eye's but Brown did not live up to his money at all.

If Brown thinks he can be the " Number One " He has lots of work to do.
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The " Young Punk Crew" Seems to be more mouth than money....Wallace may not be worth big money in many Steeler Fans eye's but Brown did not live up to his money at all.

If Brown thinks he can be the " Number One " He has lots of work to do.
What? Brown missed 3.5 games and would have had around 80 receptions and 1,000 yards if he didn't miss. He had quite a few long punt returns that came back due to penalty as well. Not to mention he was the number 2 guy.

Sure he had some brainfarts here and there, but you do too.

What exactly do you want for what he is getting?
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What? Brown missed 3.5 games and would have had around 80 receptions and 1,000 yards if he didn't miss. He had quite a few long punt returns that came back due to penalty as well. Not to mention he was the number 2 guy.

Sure he had some brainfarts here and there, but you do too.

What exactly do you want for what he is getting?
It's pointless discussing AB with him. For whatever reason, he dislikes the kid.
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Default Re: Antonio Brown says the Steelers’ locker room was divided last year

wow, it seems like it was a miracle we ended up 8-8. Whatever happens to the team over the next few years, we need to cut ties with players who are causing the trouble. There are veterans in the locker-room who are capable of continuing the Steelers way.

I don't know that Ben isn't helping to solve the issues behind the scenes, but he is the one player that needs to step in and take over this team. Very sad to hear that Polamalu was ignored.
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wow, it seems like it was a miracle we ended up 8-8.
All the locker room problems may explain why there was no apparent way to stop the crash when things went sour for good starting with the awful loss to San Diego (when Keisel called out the team for not being ready to play)
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It's pointless discussing AB with him. For whatever reason, he dislikes the kid.
I don't dislike like him personally, it's constant bash Mike Wallace and Brown posts 787 and 5 td's.

I realize he missed 3 games and i think he is good,but not a number 1 or even close. He has lots to prove this year and i would be happy to be WRONG about his ceiling!
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