Was it worth it, Patriots?
Were these four catches 56 feet long and a meaningless touchdown in a 43-0 defeat of the unfortunate dolphins last Sunday worth the 13 days of headache you had for signing up for Antonio Brown?
They have defiantly and blindly signed the player, all of whom, with the exception of those in the cult-like "Patriots Nation", knew it was a troubled, radioactive, despicable person.
And after Brown's release on late Friday afternoon in New England, the question for patriot owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick was as follows: How did it work for you? Brown, a recipient his team did not need from the start?
The grumpy coach of the Patriots on Friday was so upset over the questions to Brown, who was again accused of misconduct because he had sent threatening text messages to a woman he allegedly had had sexually harassed that Belichick a Ray Handley pulled and his press conference abruptly stopped and stormed.
Brown, whom the Raiders finally got rid of when they cut him on September 7, was not a member of the Four Day Patriots before he was convicted in a civil lawsuit, sexually assaulting his former coach three times in 201
This was a rare case in which the arrogance of the patriots struck back at them. Bad.
Sure, they'd taken on their share of recovery projects, players who had problems elsewhere, and made them dutifully follow the Patriot Way. Randy Moss became a great player for her. Corey Dillon too. There were others who succeeded in New England after being considered problematic children elsewhere.
But Moss and Dillon and the others were not Brown. It is an insult to these players to put them and their previous editions in the same sentence as Brown.
It would not have required much research from the Patriots to see what bad news this guy is and has been. The Patriots should have easily recognized what a jerk Brown has to do with throwing away $ 29 million in guaranteed money in Oakland when Raiders coach Jon Gruden leaned back to calm him down.
What a laugh Gruden and the Raiders must have now.
I understood the original argument that Brown would train in every locker room of a team and for every coach, probably the Patriots and Belichick and Tom Brady.
But what kind of due diligence was done by Belichick and his people on this matter? They gave this guy a $ 9 million contract on a Saturday and were blinded three days later by news that he had been charged with rape on Tuesday.
The Jets should hope that Belichick's coaching staff and players are so sick-prepared for Sunday's game. Maybe they have a chance.
To review the Brown Chronicle since being signed by the Patriots on September 7:
• On September 10, he was charged with rape in a civil suit.
• On On September 13, he reportedly lost his ad contract with helmet manufacturer Xenith after the allegations of sexual assault surfaced.
• On September 16th, he played his first and only game with the Patriots.
• On September 19th, Nike ended the endorsement deal with Brown, even though he had released a signature sneaker for him in February.
• On 19 September, Belichick, angry over questions about Brown, prematurely ended his press conference and left.
• On September 19, the NFL received a letter in which a lawyer claimed that Brown had sent the attorney's client "intimidating" text messages after her allegations of Brown's past behavior had been published in a Sports Illustrated story ,
• On September 19, hours after Belichick's press conference ended, the Patriots released Brown.
No banner day for the Super Bowl champions, who should have been better from the start.
"We value the hard work of many people over the last 11 days, but we think it's best to move in a different direction at that point," the Patriots said in a statement.
Who exactly did all the hard work and exactly what work was done? Patriots Offices worked on the Penske file instead of Brown, and the baggage carousel he brought to Foxborough undergo proper due diligence.
Could this be the last NFL chapter for Brown? Does not everyone have enough of this guy and all those months of nonsense that has evolved from divadrama to team-dividing petulance and has now become dark and disturbing?
Enough is enough.