On Thursday, we witnessed the defending Super Bowl Champions win their ninth straight game dating back to last season, as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 31-29. Another thing that happened during the game, Antonio Brown looked like he was back to his former self.
Brown scored on a 47-yard pass from Tom Brady with 2:38 before halftime to give the Bucs a 21-16 lead. This isn’t the first time either he has seemed to live up to his expectations on the field.
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Brown, scored on a 47-yard pass from Tom Brady with 2:38 before halftime to give the Bucs a 21-16 lead. This isn’t the first time either Brown has seemed to live up to his expectations on the field.
Could this be the rebirth of AB?
AB spent 6 seasons (2010-2017) in Pittsburgh and was an absolute nightmare for the league. In that span, he led the league back-to-back in receptions with 129 in 2014 and 136 in 2015, also leading the league in touchdowns with 15 in 2018.
With this new 17-game format, and at this pace, Antonio Brown may very well achieve 2,000- yards receiving, but don’t get too excited. Realistically he should cross the 1,000-yard mark while exceeding 15 touchdowns and nearly 100 catches.
Can AB truly be an asset and remain consistent?
It’s no secret about Brown’s past and did raise some eyebrows when the Bucs acquired Brown last season. As most of the offense did last season, Brown took some time to gain his wheels, but once he did, he began raising eyebrows once again. It’s Kind of easy when your quarterback is Tom Brady, and the spotlight is on your organization.
We did remain clear, though, is throughout the process of his off-field situation, Brown has remained under the radar in that aspect while keeping any media to a “football only” basis. If Brown can continue this track and keep football his focus, this could be the second coming of Antonio Brown, a much more humbled and dangerous one at that.