If the Pittsburgh Steelers do make the call and trade away disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown, you can count out the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians does not sound like a man who has any interest in the all-pro WR.
Appearing on The Adam Schefter Podcast (h/t ESPN.com), Arians began to discuss the ongoing feud between Brown and the Steelers organization.
“There’s too much miscommunication, too much … diva,” Arians said. “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.”
For the first two seasons of brown’s career in 2010 and 2011, Arians served as Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator.
Brown has been at odds with the team ever since he was made inactive for their Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to an altercation in practice with Ben Roethlisberger among other things that same week.
Steelers president Art Rooney II stated just last week it would be “hard to envision” Brown being with the team when training camp opens this summer.
“We’ll look at all the options,” Rooney said. “We’re not going to release him; that’s not on the table. But I will say all other options are on the table.”
In the previous six years, Antonio Brown has been one of the best WR’s as he’s has had at least 100 receptions, 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns.