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In "Friday Football Footnotes" San Francisco tries to lure Antonio Brown. FROM. Responds to the comments of Art Rooney II. And an NFC team is doing something that the Steelers should have done a long time ago.
Antonio Brown responds to Rooney's remarks
On Thursday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II said it was "hard to imagine" that Antonio Brown would come to Steelers training camp.
These were Rooney's first public comment since Antonio Brown failed to follow the practices that led to the season's final against the Bengals.
After the quotes came online, Brown posted this photo.
This is the part in which we should guess what that means.
Has A.B. do you appreciate serving with Rooney II? Is this a game for him?
Or is this a school trip on the day he signed his extension?
It could also be an olive branch in the direction of the Steelers to say that he was sorry and he wanted to make amends. I guess.
Maybe it's sarcasm.
But part of the sarcasm is the nuance. And the nuance does not seem to be one of Brown's strengths.
It's not the first time that Brown's social media posts and public commentary have been cryptic.
This ends, however, it will not be good.
Speaking of A.B. …
San Francisco does not stop flirting with him.
First, George Kittle and Brown "briefly looked at the social media" shortly after Brown went AWOL in the last week of the regular season.
On Monday, San Francisco legend Jerry Rice supported the idea that his former team Brown had taken over.
Then, on Thursday after Brown posted this image above, the 49ers offensive linealist Joe Staley "waved" to Brown on Twitter.
– Joe Staley (@jstaley74) January 11, 2019
When does it stop being sweet and when is it manipulated?
The NFL should just get in here and organize the trade. "A. B., you're going to San Fran, San Fran, we're taking your pick and drop it off to Pittsburgh because your players keep tampering with it on Twitter."
Here's an idea for the Steelers.
The Falcons will get an instant replay manager for Dan Quinn, who will also help with game management.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Kyle Flood, who served as assistant to the team's offensive line coach last season, will serve as a senior assistant and help Quinn with repeat challenges and watch management."
Given Mike Tomlin's problems on both counts, the Steelers might want to consider this for him.
Tomlin's watch management credentials have long been called into question and he has not won any challenge in the last ten attempts.
Gehr, has anyone ever suggested such a plan?
A long time ago
I know. It's a stretch at this point. But a decade ago, the Steelers were in the middle of a Super Bowl.
Ten years ago, the Steelers defeated the Chargers at Heinz Field for their first playoff victory on the way to Super Bowl XLIII.
Three weeks later, Black and Gold went to Tampa and beat the Arizona Cardinals for their sixth – and most recent – Super Bowl title.
LaMarr Woodley fired Kurt Warner on Arizonas last attacking game of the match.
Brett Keisel recovered. As it turns out, Woodley recently told Bleacher Report that he let Keisel keep the ball. But now he's thinking about stealing it again.
. @ bkeisel99 If your SuperBowl XLIII plaything ever gets lost … https://t.co/nRYqD7AeM5
– Madden Producer (@MaddenProducer) January 10, 2019
Warned , Beard.
Earlier this week, we mentioned that the Steelers only had to relive the anniversary in which Tim Tebow defeated them in the 2011 playoffs.
For a long time it seemed to be the last great success in Tebow's life.
. @demileighnp Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. They are the love of my life and I can not wait to spend the rest of my life with you. • @kellybramanphotography pic.twitter.com/kUUyUfgGG8
– Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) January 11, 2019
Congratulations, Tim. May you and your future bride lead a long and happy life together.
Now, please give up your baseball career before you get your only big hit against the pirates and ruin your playoff dreams in the near future.