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Antonio Brown 2020 Outlook

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3 minutes ago, leffe186 said:

For the love of God let it be Sunday soon.

The bucs don't play on Sunday. And ab doesn't play til next week.

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14 minutes ago, tim14125 said:

The bucs don't play on Sunday. And ab doesn't play til next week.

LOL Way to rain on his parade 

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Clown packaged with another piece is the best way to play a trade. It gives the other team a more secure floor if **** goes wrong.

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He’s a great punt returner and kick returner,” coach Bruce Arians said Friday in response to the question of whether Brown would be an option as a return specialist. “It’s just going to be one of those things where we can get him out there with a live ball and not a jugs machine – get him back to catching them. He’ll give us good depth in that area.”

Jaydon Mickens serves as the primary kick and punt returner for the Bucs, with receiver Scotty Miller listed as the No. 2 kickoff returner and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. as the No. 2 punt returner.

Brown has 186 career punt returns for 1,759 yards and four touchdowns, and 47 careers kickoff returns for 1,173 yards and one touchdown.

We’ll know more about how Brown will be used in Week Nine, when Brown makes his debut with the Bucs. He’s generating far more interest regarding his skills as a receiver.

“I think when you look at him play, his play speed is that fast [and] his play size is that size,” Arians said of Brown. “He just makes big-man catches. He has unbelievable hands, great body control, he can separate extremely quickly on anybody that’s trying to cover him and he’s a great run after the catch guy because he can catch really well and you don’t have to think about it. He’ll take short ones and take them deep. He’s got great work habits and I think when you watch him play, he plays bigger than he is [and] he plays faster than he is.”

And he’ll be playing in nine days for the Bucs on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

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“I remember first meeting him, and before he even got drafted [by the Steelers I told] him he can have the opportunity to be the best in the world,” Leftwich told reporters on Thursday. “He laughed at me just because of who we were working out with. I was throwing to a bunch of different wide receivers that were already Pro Bowlers [and] that were established in this league. Here, this little kid comes in working out three times a day [and] running fast and catching everything. The things that he can do from a skillset standpoint was unique, and I remember telling him that a long, long time ago. He laughed at me and he thought I was crazy. He just has that sort of skillset — he really does have that sort of skillset. I think it’s going to match well with what we’ve got here, the guys we’ve got here [and] the special guys that we already have here. I think it should match well.”

The Buccaneers have a tall receiver in Mike Evans, but Brown plays that way, in Leftwich’s estimation.

“He’s not a tall guy, but he can make big-man plays,” Leftwich said regarding Brown. “I think Mike and Chris [Godwin] — I see these guys every day and it’s hard to get better than what these guys do on a daily basis. We’ve got some guys that can really make plays [and] we’ve got guys that are really good and work at it. All three of these guys really work at it. It’s going to be some of our hardest workers with Mike, Chris, A.B., Scotty [Miller], Gronk. We all work hard, and we’ll continue to just keep doing that.”

Leftwich, who played for the Steelers when Brown was drafted in 2010, had a nickname for Brown from the get go.

“I used to call him ‘110’ because he had 110 catches out of the MAC way before he got drafted,” Leftwich said. “It’s good to see that he’s at where he’s at. Me and him have always been good. He and Emmanuel [Sanders] were my wide receivers in the huddle in Pittsburgh, so it was a lot of work put in with him and Emmanuel back in the day. It’s good to see him here [and] it’s good to see his smile. He’s always in shape [and] he’s always loved the game of football.”

Brown’s fitness and passion have never been an issue. Other things have derailed his career over the last couple of years. He’ll need to show that those things are behind him to have a chance to stick around in Tampa.

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Per a league source, the Seahawks performed their due diligence on Brown, doing all the homework and checking all the boxes necessary to evaluate whether Brown should be added to the roster. The Seahawks decided based on their efforts that they weren’t comfortable adding Brown to the team.

Brown had an ugly exit from the Steelers and Raiders. He also was suspended eight games for multiple Personal Conduct Policy violations. He faces further potential discipline for a pending civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault, based on the evidence developed.

They nevertheless had to navigate the fact that quarterback Russell Wilson wanted Brown on the roster. As previously speculated, the Seahawks quite possibly acknowledged interest in Brown publicly both to placate Wilson and to ensure that someone else would swoop in and get him.

That’s what the Buccaneers did, helping the Seahawks avoid a potentially awkward moment with their franchise quarterback.

 

 

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Appearing last night on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said the offense will find a way to get Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller and Brown available to Tom Brady at the same time.

“We started introducing a more four-wideout-package, so we could have all those guys on the field,” Arians said in reference to his team’s top four receivers, via JoeBucsFan.com.

That’s good for Brown and the other receivers. It’s not so good for the tight ends and running backs, since with four receivers, five offensive linemen, and a quarterback, there’s only one spot left.

And there continues to be only one football. Which will be the most interesting thing to watch once Brown makes his debut for the Buccaneers in Week Nine against the Saints, on Sunday Night Football. Especially since Brown has so much money tied to catching passes (at least 45), gaining yards (at least 650), and scoring touchdowns (at least six).

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3 minutes ago, DerrickHenrysCleats said:

Appearing last night on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said the offense will find a way to get Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller and Brown available to Tom Brady at the same time.

“We started introducing a more four-wideout-package, so we could have all those guys on the field,” Arians said in reference to his team’s top four receivers, via JoeBucsFan.com.

That’s good for Brown and the other receivers. It’s not so good for the tight ends and running backs, since with four receivers, five offensive linemen, and a quarterback, there’s only one spot left.

And there continues to be only one football. Which will be the most interesting thing to watch once Brown makes his debut for the Buccaneers in Week Nine against the Saints, on Sunday Night Football. Especially since Brown has so much money tied to catching passes (at least 45), gaining yards (at least 650), and scoring touchdowns (at least six).

5.5 catches per game, 80 yds per game and .75 Td’s per game is what is needed to hit those goals. That seems manageable and fairly conservative in this offense with Brady’s infatuation with all things AB. That averages out to be 18.5 PPR points per game for a guy added for free in week 7 for most of us. Giddyup!

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3 hours ago, mmcc1029 said:

LOL Way to rain on his parade 

 

😀 Naah, I was just sick of this interminable debate. 

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12 minutes ago, DerrickHenrysCleats said:

Appearing last night on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said the offense will find a way to get Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller and Brown available to Tom Brady at the same time.

“We started introducing a more four-wideout-package, so we could have all those guys on the field,” Arians said in reference to his team’s top four receivers, via JoeBucsFan.com.

That’s good for Brown and the other receivers. It’s not so good for the tight ends and running backs, since with four receivers, five offensive linemen, and a quarterback, there’s only one spot left.

And there continues to be only one football. Which will be the most interesting thing to watch once Brown makes his debut for the Buccaneers in Week Nine against the Saints, on Sunday Night Football. Especially since Brown has so much money tied to catching passes (at least 45), gaining yards (at least 650), and scoring touchdowns (at least six).

Brown, Evans and Godwin can be top-25 fantasy WR's at the same time. This is one of the most talented passing offenses in NFL history -- time for the game plan to start reflecting that. 

 

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7 minutes ago, jjbooda said:

5.5 catches per game, 80 yds per game and .75 Td’s per game is what is needed to hit those goals. That seems manageable and fairly conservative in this offense with Brady’s infatuation with all things AB. That averages out to be 18.5 PPR points per game for a guy added for free in week 7 for most of us. Giddyup!

 

Exactly, Brady is going to do his best to make sure AB hits those marks. Giddy up is right, almost like snatching julio off waivers.

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I'm not the biggest fan of LaConfora's reporting but, that said, figured I'd share:

 

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41 minutes ago, ColoWrex said:

I'm not the biggest fan of LaConfora's reporting but, that said, figured I'd share:

 

 

If anyone paid any attention to how things transpired in New England last year....they know that Tom Brady and AB have some sort of instant connection that only few other receivers have ever had with Brady.  Branch, Moss, Edelman, and Welker.  Brady is playing real well with Godwin and company.  Brady and AB last year, in comparison.  En fuego.  I suspect Brown is going to be plenty busy. 

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5 hours ago, ColoWrex said:

 

 

you think Tom kisses AB before he goes to bed?

 

In all seriousness, hope there's no snap count for AB. I feel like AB and Tom are gonna want to make a statement against their division rivals

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I'm excited for this as both a Brady and AB owner. His mental state is the biggest risk here, but I have no doubt he can become the top receiver in that offense if he plays his cards right. 

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Have to start him Week 9 due to bye weeks and if he shows anything good on Sunday he's plugged into my lineup ROS

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If Godwin is ruled out for week 9, easy top 5 WR that week.

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17 minutes ago, harck said:

If Godwin is ruled out for week 9, easy top 5 WR that week.

Godwin isn’t going to be playing week 9... I think he’s looking at 2-3 weeks

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10 minutes ago, PackerBacker555 said:

Godwin isn’t going to be playing week 9... I think he’s looking at 2-3 weeks

 

Then Mr. Big Chest comin back to take his PPR crown... ok maybe not with Davante out there 🤣.

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Pre MNF show Tom Brady said AB has been rooming with him to get settled in to Tampa and learn the playbook faster.  I may have under estimated AB's value going forward.

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23 minutes ago, Rotocious said:

Pre MNF show Tom Brady said AB has been rooming with him to get settled in to Tampa and learn the playbook faster.  I may have under estimated AB's value going forward.

I picture a new odd couple series after Brady retires.

 

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