Antonio Brown is an NFL fan favorite known both for his spectacular highlights and personality on the field. His departure from the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise this offseason may accompany some criticism but it won't deter him from propelling his legacy.
May 28, 2019; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
When the camera is focused into the eyes of Antonio Brown you’ll see the inner passion of a untamed Lion. Through social media and several offseason video publications, Brown has forwarded a defense against surmises that label him as narcissistic. Brown's decisions to open up publicly about his unrest with his former team can only be interpreted in a multitude of ways but his efforts on the field are flawless.
Commoners want NFL athletes to assume roles as community leaders. But do the fans that can afford NFL season tickets really conceptualize with the rough upbringing Brown experienced in Liberty City, FL? Probably not. While the Patriots somehow outlive the "Deflate Gate" and the "Tuck Rule" that rendered much skepticism, certainly Brown will outlive the criticism he's receiving in the media. His most recent court settlement regards a furniture tossing incident that will cost him an undisclosed amount (Bumbaca - USA Today).
May 28, 2019; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) carries the ball during organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Once the shenanigans end, the Oakland Raiders and fans are going to be glad to have Antonio Brown in their locker room. Critics questioned the Raiders decision to trade Amari Cooper last season but now after the arrival of Brown, the future seems promising. Oakland staffed themselves with a plethora of young talent in the 2019 NFL Draft. The intensity of the day to day led Jon Gruden practice sessions should put fortitude into the hearts of the rookies and mellow out the vibes around the facility. Below is the off-season footage of Raiders minicamp. Very entertaining.