Antonio Brown had a busy night during his first game back on the field as a member of the Tampa Bay Bucs. He received 39 snaps on the night against the Saints, but that appears to be way too much for Arians’ liking.
During his media session on Wednesday, Arians talked about how Brown looked in his debut, which consisted of three receptions for 31 yards.
“His pitch count was a little higher than we anticipated,” Arians during a Tuesday appearance on Buccaneers.com, via JoeBucsFan.com. “But we tried to go two-minute early in the ballgame just to get some life, so his pitch count was up a little bit. But he handled it really, really well. . . . He did everything he needed to do to play well in that ballgame. The guys embraced him. They all helped him. And nobody works any harder than him on the practice field, so that was easy.”
Arians added that he hopes Brown’s pitch count drops in Week 10 against the Panthers, because Arians hopes “we’re not throwing the ball that much this week.”
The Buccaneers set an all-time NFL single-game record in Week Nine with only five rushing attempts against the Saints.
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