Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver the Steelers have had in a very long while. Maybe once its all said and done, he’ll be considered THE greatest. With that being said, why hasn’t he gotten more touches than he currently has in the past 3 games?
When Ben Roethlisberger is healthy, you can always expect at least 5 catches and 50 yards from Brown. He’s a proven playmaker that has prevailed in pretty much every matchup that has been thrown his way.
Mike Vick had us fans scratching our heads with his reluctance to throw to Antonio Brown. Its quite baffling, really.
How are you not going to throw to the best receiver in the league when it goes and gets tough?
I can understand that Vick just simply doesn’t trust his accuracy anymore to throw it in the spaces that Ben usually tosses into. He doesn’t want to throw any interceptions. But damnit, you have to take risks sometimes! Especially when its a possible game winner.
The Kansas City Chiefs are ranked #25 in pass defense in 2015, having allowed 1,745 yards thrown against them so far in the season. Rookie cornerback Marcus Peters leads the team with 3 picks, which is very impressive.
However, Peters is still no match for the wizard that is Antonio Brown. He should be able to run all over that Kansas City secondary with ease.
Couple that with the fact that Landry Jones does not shy away from throwing his way and you have a recipe for success.
Speaking of Landry Jones, he will be the starter going into the game if Big Ben is not in. This should allow Jones some extra time to get acclimated with the first team offense.
Obviously, Antonio will be a great asset to Landry come game day. He’s going to need a reliable option that serves as a safety blanket. Usually that duty would fall to a tight end like Heath Miller, but AB will likely fill in that niche more effectively.
No matter what the team decides to do, our superstar wide receiver is long overdue for another big game. Brown is a warrior that never tires of embarrassing his adversaries.
He’ll be hungry for touchdowns, and it would be a wise choice to feed the beast.
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