Shannon Sharpe doesn’t ‘trust’ Antonio Brown with the Patriots
Antonio Brown nearly broke the NFL internet on Saturday with plenty of big stories breaking surrounding the superstar wide receiver. The main two that mattered were the breaking stories of his release from the Oakland Raiders and the following move to sign with the New England Patriots.
While there are now huge expectations for Brown in New England, there is one NFL Hall of Famer that isn’t buying in quite yet. That would be Shannon Sharpe, who made his thoughts on the new Patriots’ star very clear in a segment on Undisputed.
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Sharpe certainly isn’t wrong with his take. Brown has been nothing but selfish since before his trade to the Raiders. He started drama last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ended up missing the end of the year.
His short tenure with the Raiders was nothing but a huge headache. He ran into a ton of drama, including frostbitten feet, a helmet grievance against the NFL, threatening to retire if he couldn’t wear his helmet, and then an altercation with general manager Mike Mayock. Brown shared multiple confidential things that most players would never dream of sharing on social media.
Now, he is heading to a franchise that will not tolerate that kind of behavior. New England is a no-nonsense team that doesn’t necessarily need him if he messes up. Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman are the two targets behind Brown currently, with Phillip Dorsett also being a playmaker.
All of that being said, Tom Brady and the Patriots will get their first look at Brown in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. Sharpe isn’t buying it yet and Brown will have to convince some in order to get out of the doghouse.