Steelers’ Antonio Brown loses cool on sideline during Chiefs game
Is Antonio Brown frustrated? No one knows – because he won’t tell us.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ star receiver, though, appeared frustrated when he was spotted speaking demonstratively with his offensive coordinator during the second half of the Steelers loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in their home opener Sunday.
After the game ended, though, Brown dressed and left the Steelers locker room before the media entered it. He was the only player who played in the game who left so quickly.
With the Steelers trailing the Chiefs for the vast majority of the loss and Brown’s receiving yards (67) ranking just third of the team well into the fourth quarter, Brown looked to vent to first-year coordinator Randy Fichtner. Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake was standing nearby, too.
It was 50 weeks ago that Brown infamously tossed a Gatorade cooler on the sidelines of a win at Baltimore in which he finished with four catches for 34 yards. That drew admonishment from Ben Roethlisberger on his radio show two days later.
Brown finished Sunday with 17 targets on Roethlisberger throws – tied for the seventh-most of 116 career games. He had nine catches, second-most on the team and tied for 20 th -most in his nine-year career.
The Chiefs – like most teams – bracketed Brown with double coverage and often had a safety lined up over him.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at [email protected] or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.