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Steelers WR Antonio Brown lashes out on Twitter after criticism

Sometimes you just have to think about what you are doing before sending a message on social media.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling, and their rabid fan base is letting players know it on social media. Before going any further, we all know the team’s social media usage is among the best in the league, and often leads to issues off the field.

Consider Antonio Brown the latest to add to the drama surrounding the Steelers as they limp away from a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 at Heinz Field.

In a game where the Steelers scored 37-points, it was Brown who was shut out of the end zone, and didn’t make much of an impact due to the attention he was receiving from the Chiefs’ defense.

Ryan Scarpino, who used to be a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Public Relations team, tweeted how Brown should be happy he has had Ben Roethlisberger throwing him passes his entire career, and how if Brown were elsewhere he wouldn’t have near the success.

Brown was not tagged in the tweet, yet he responded the following way:

No, the Steelers are not going to trade one of their best offensive weapons, and the best receiver in the game, but Brown’s social media comment certainly goes right along with his behavior after the game on Sunday.

Visibly frustrated throughout the four quarter contest which saw Brown catch 9 passes for 67 yards on 17 targets. On top of that, Brown was seen heated on the sidelines before leaving the locker room before media arrived and he would have to answer questions about his sideline behavior, as well as his visible struggles and frustrations with the offense.

For whatever reason, this Steelers team cannot seemed to get focused on the task at hand, winning football games, and it will be up to Mike Tomlin to get his players on the straight and narrow, and not focused on social media.