Earlier today, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his first interview about the departure of Le’Veon Bell to the New York Jets and the trade of Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders and he seemed to throw some shots at his former players.
“We can’t do this with hostages, man. We need volunteers,” Tomlin said. “We need good players, good guys who want to be here and if guys can’t check those boxes, it’s probably best for all parties involved to go our separate ways.”
What’s not clear is if Antonio Brown saw those comments, because he took to Twitter and seemed to suggest that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded him while he was sleep.
This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever since it was Brown who requested the trade multiple times, even telling Art Rooney II during a private meeting at his house.
24 hours before the trade even went down, Brown was on social media alluding that a trade to the Raiders was nearing, so he clearly knew what was coming ahead behind the scenes.