But it's certainly something to consider as the Steelers continue to deal with the drama surrounding Brown and the ongoing holdout of star running back Le'Veon Bell. There is frustration associated with not playing well and not winning.
It's been reported that Antonio Brown has come into conflict with several team members and staffers throughout the early stages of the 2018 season. Tuesday is considered an off day for the team. "When you're the best in the world, you want to help participate, you want to help win football games".
"A.B.is a very passionate football player, I think we all know that, the fans know that", Roethlisberger added.
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Roethlisberger has gotten out in front of any potential issues by voicing his appreciation for Brown, who has been his primary target in the passing game throughout much of his career and has emerged into being arguably the best wide receiver in the league.
Brown, 30, looked visibly unhappy on the field during Sunday's game and left the locker room quickly afterwards.
Today, Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus attempted to clarify his client's social media comments as well as provide an explanation for him missing meetings and film review yesterday.
On Wednesday's "Off the Bench" podcast, Danny Kanell and guest host Brady Quinn talk about the mess in Pittsburgh, and what Brown's no-show can mean for the team. I'm not going to get into the details of why he wasn't here, or whether he was excused, and all of those things. "We're not going to want to take that away from him". "He does a great job doing that".