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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) holds two of his sons as he takes questions during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

In “Friday Football Footnotes,” Antonio Brown’s kid gets us pumped up. Derrick Henry makes us to flash back to Tony Dorsett. Fantastic idea around NFL television rules.


Teach ’em young

Antonio Brown’s son is an Instagram sensation.

No, not his little flag football star, Autonomy.

We’ve seen his act! Actually, we are talkin’ about the even “littler A.B.” Apparently he’s learned a chant or two while going to games at Heinz Field.

https://twitter.com/espn/status/1070894148780220422

Let’s hope big A.B. gives him a reason to chant while watching on television Sunday.


Remembering T.D.’s TD

Perhaps you saw the 99-yard touchdown run by Tennessee running back Derrick Henry on “Thursday Night Football.”

If you missed it, it was a sight to behold.

Henry set a franchise record with 238 yards on just 16 carries against the Jaguars. He finished with a career-high four TDs.

The play reminded everyone of Tony Dorsett’s 99-yarder on “Monday Night Football.” The Pitt product did it in 1983 against the Vikings.


There’s no flopping in football!

The Titans ended up winning 30-9. And the Jaguars embarrassed themselves late in the game.

The Jags had a goal-line stand late in the game, down 21. They celebrated the third-down plays as if they were tied in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

One of the guys doing the jaw-jacking was — contain your surprise — Jalen Ramsey. Taylor Lewan took exception. And Ramsey flopped like a soccer player trying to draw a yellow card.

Clearly Ramsey was a drama major at Florida State.


That’s creative

This Tennessee sportscaster wasn’t allowed to show “TNF” highlights because the game was still in progress by the time he hit the desk.

So, he figured out an interesting way to get around that dilemma.

That’s quick thinking. I kinda think Jacksonville’s playbook was written in crayon last night, too.


How could it be worse?

Alex Smith’s season-ending broken leg was bad enough on its own.

Now we get word from NFL.com that the Washington quarterback may have gotten an infection after surgery.

Mike Garafolo reported that doctors are removing tissue to clear the infection. Smith’s hospital room is next to Colt McCoy’s. The Redskins’ back-up also broke his leg last week.

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