Antonio Brown was on ESPN’s “First Take” yesterday and he made it pretty clear that he didn’t wink at the Bengals’ Adam Jones when he came off the field during the AFC Wild-Card Game. If you recall, Jones was adamant that Brown winked at him while leaving the field following Vontaze Burfict’s hit on Brown. I actually hope that Brown did wink at him. Either way it didn’t matter. Brown was ruled out for the Divisional Playoff in Denver anyway. The best part of the interview however was when he called Vontaze Burfict an “idiot.”
Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum told Mark Kaboly of the Tribune-Review that he is not open to moving to guard which I assume also rules out any potential move to center as well. Let’s get down to brass tacks shall we? I think Beachum is a fantastic story – he’s a great young man – but I think he’s over-valuing himself as a left tackle. Now he may well go on the open market and get a boatload of cash from a team desperate for a left tackle but for him to completely shut down the notion of moving to guard because he “never played it before” is off base.
Well, you’re probably dying for my Super Bowl pick so here goes… I don’t think Denver can play defense any better then they did against the Patriots and yet they were a play away from defeat. I think the Panthers will load up on the run and force Peyton Manning to beat them and I don’t think he can. Gimme the Panthers 27 -13.
Tweet of the Day…. More Skittles love for AB.
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 5, 2016
When the Super Bowl comes around, it always means lists. Lists of ‘this’ and lists of ‘that’ dominate blogs and sports sites in an effort to generate views. One of the more common lists is “Greatest Play in Super Bowl History” and with 49 of them having been played there are many to choose from. I don’t care what anyone tells me but James Harrison’s 100-yard interception return for touchdown is tops in my book. Heck, you could probably pull any number of greatest plays from eight Super Bowl appearances but that one takes the cake for me. A 250 lb man rumbling and stumbling 100 yards to a touchdown as the half ends is impossible to top.
Hard to believe its been 10 years since the Steelers won Super Bowl XL. For many Steelers’ fans it was their first taste of a Super Bowl title having been born well after the 70’s dynasty teams. I know for me personally, the overall feeling of “finally” one for the thumb is something I’ll never forget and I’m sure you won’t either.
Have a great weekend Steelers’ Nation!