There’s no debating how good Antonio Brown is. Quite simply, he’s the best — period. But what would it be like to go against him every day — on every snap?
Just ask Artie Burns.
While Burns clings to the “iron sharpens iron” theory, you have to wonder if it doesn’t just get downright demoralizing watching No. 84 make you look foolish on a regular basis.
Take this play at this year’s training camp for example:
I don’t blame Burns. How are you supposed to defend that move with such tremendous short-area quickness?
The answer is you don’t. You just try not to look foolish.
Ultimately, I feel Burns will only get better for having battled Brown on a daily basis. After all, once you’ve gone against Brown — even if he makes you look silly — going against a lesser receiver ought to feel like a walk in the park.
What do you think about this theory? Isn’t going against a super-human like Brown bound to do nothing but make Burns better? Or is there something about confidence which possibly could hurt Burns’ development? Let us know in the comment section below!