Bruce Arians Criticizes Steelers Star Antonio Brown, Calls Him A Diva

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians might not be the biggest fan on the planet of Steelers star Antonio Brown.

Arians used to coach Brown during his time as the offensive coordinator for the Steelers, but that hasn’t made the electric receiver immune from criticism. (RELATED: Steelers Will Listen To Offers For Antonio Brown. Experts Think They Could Get A 2nd Round Pick)

Arians said the following on Adam Schefter’s podcast:

There’s too much miscommunication, too much … diva. I’ve heard so many stories — I like Antonio. He plays as hard as anybody on Sunday, and he practices hard. He’s just gotta make better decisions off the field, be on time, do some of those little things.

This isn’t a good look at all. It’s never a good sign when a former coach is calling one of his players a “diva.” In fact, that’s about the last thing you want to happen.

Criticism isn’t anything anybody really loves to hear on a national stage, and it’s damn sure not something you want coming from a former coach or boss.


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I really have no idea how this Brown saga is going to end. I wouldn’t feel comfortable betting one way or another, but I do know that it likely won’t be ending smoothly.

There just seems to be so much bad blood between everybody involved. He’s probably gonna get shipped out of town, and I’m not sure too many people will be sad to see him go. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments You Might Have Missed From The NFL Divisional Playoff Games)

That’s nothing something I would have figured a year or two ago.


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Stay tuned because it might become the Wild West sooner than later with this situation.

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