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Steelers News: Todd Haley’s befuddling comments regarding his time with Antonio Brown

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at some comments recently made by former offensive coordinator Todd Haley regarding Antonio Brown, and his recent erratic behavior.

Let’s get to the news:

  • If Antonio Brown is public enemy No. 1 among Pittsburgh Steelers fan now, the former public enemy No. 1 recently spoke about Brown. That would be none other than former offensive coordinator Todd Haley. To say his comments on Brown were surprising is an understatement.

Todd Haley said what about Antonio Brown?

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Todd Haley said what?

Todd Haley spent six years as the Steelers offensive coordinator from 2012-2017. All of them were as Antonio Brown’s offensive coordinator.

On ESPN Thursday, Haley was asked if he had seen any firsthand signs of the recent erratic behavior exhibited by Brown.

“I never saw that during my time there,” Haley said.

He wasn’t on camera, but I assume he gave this answer with a straight face.

Haley didn’t see any of that? He didn’t see the Facebook Live video? He didn’t see the Gatorade cooler fly on the field in Baltimore? He didn’t see Brown yelling at Landry Jones?

He didn’t see this?

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  • Sometimes there is hope a deal could be done with Antonio Brown, but not just any deal...a deal which would send him to a dead zone in the NFL. Fans thought this was happening when Brown was reportedly heading to Buffalo, then it cam crashing down.

Tim Benz: Lamenting the death of the Antonio Brown-to-Bills deal

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Because it really would have beeen hilarious if, after all of Brown’s leveraging to get to a better situation, the Steelers sent him to one of the worst situations in the NFL.

While I was watching all this back and forth unfold, I could hear the inner monologue in Kevin Colbert’s head: “OK, pal. You think the grass is always greener on the other side? Well, try going to a place where the grass can’t grow seven months a year because it’s under a foot of snow from October until May! Enjoy Planet Hoth, buddy!”

I would’ve loved to see Antonio Browns reaction to playing with Josh Allen and his 67 passer rating, dealing with triple coverage, a creaky old stadium, a team with a 6-10 record and a history that hasn’t seen a playoff win since 1995.

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The dynamics of an Antonio Brown deal: The Steelers believe Brown does not have veto power over a trade, but it is up to potential suitors to understand Brown’s contract demands and whether he wants to show up.

  • The Steelers have some serious free agent needs, but what are some realistic expectations for the black-and-gold when the free agent frenzy begins? Nothing shocking here, but prioritizing between these positions can certainly cause some intrigue.

2019 NFL free agency: Biggest needs for each AFC team

By: Jeremy Bergman,

Pittsburgh Steelers: Linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver

Projected cap space: $12.1 million.

Pittsburgh still hasn’t recovered from the traumatic loss of Ryan Shazier in 2017 and must look to improve at inside linebacker, where Jon Bostic and Vince Williams currently hold court. Same goes for the corners; Coty Sensabaugh is hitting the market, Artie Burns isn’t the answer and Joe Haden is nearing free agency. And then there’s the receiver room, which could be short one bleached and lively presence if and when Antonio Brown is traded. Pittsburgh could choose to go into 2019 with JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington as its starters, but Washington hasn’t shown indications he’s ready for that workload.

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