The LA Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 30-27. That makes former TB Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown quite happy.
There are some things that defy explanation. For example, why did Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown remove his equipment and himself from a football game in the third quarter, when the Bucs trailed the New York Jets late in the third quarter by a score of 24-10? Was it the heat of the battle? Did Antonio Brown simply reach that competitive point of: “No mas!”?
Whatever it was, the act was not well received by head coach Bruce Arians. In fact, Arians would not even field questions about Antonio Brown after the game:
"“He is no longer a Buc,” Arians said. “All right? That’s the end of the story. Let’s talk about the guys who went out there and won the game.” – Per the Associated Press as reported by ESPN’s post-game recap"
And so that began the end for Antonio Brown’s time with the Buccaneers. After some due diligence, the team parted ways with the wide receiver on January 6, 2022.
Antonio Brown ended up as a Temp
The Buccaneers added Brown in October 2020, as an additional offensive weapon to help newly signed quarterback Tom Brady. That move proved to be quite advantageous, as Brown would add 483 yards and four touchdowns to the offense, despite joining the team mid-season. Despite only 81 yards in the playoffs a year ago, he added two key touchdowns for the team.
His value was even more apparent when he turned just seven games into 545 yards and four touchdowns for the Buccaneers’ offense. The Buccaneers were simply not prepared for Brown’s self-checkout of the Jets game. They were ready to part ways with him.
But the two sides did not part amicably, apparently, as Brown quickly trolled his former team on social media after their loss to the LA Rams.
When I saw his Tweet, I laughed aloud. Seriously? The guy who just played for the team, and shared their Super Bowl win, was the same player who just trolled them when they lost?
If there was an NFL team interested in signing the guy for a tryout, you can better believe those plans have been scrapheaped. Funny? Yes. Smart? No. I cannot fathom any NFL GM trying to sell bringing this player to the locker room.