Antonio Brown is again within the NFL after a tumultuous 2019 season that left him unemployed following a brief stint with the Patriots.
This time, Brown is with the Buccaneers after some pleading from quarterback Tom Brady. Despite the fact that coach Bruce Arians mentioned Brady had nothing to do with Brown signing, the coach did not draw back from the truth that the quarterback wished Brown there.
“Tom Brady lobbied me again in, gosh, June, July, August,” Arians instructed NBC Sports activities.
Arians mentioned no on the time as a result of he felt the crew did not want Brown. Quick-forward to Week 9, and Brown is now about to begin his first sport with the Bucs. So what modified? Arians says accidents performed an enormous function. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller (the Bucs’ high three receivers) have all been injured in some unspecified time in the future this season. The crew can be with out tight finish O.J. Howard for the remainder of the season.
And whereas Arians could not need to admit it, there isn’t any doubt Brady’s presence performed a job in Brown’s arrival to Tampa Bay. We’ll get into the the explanation why under.
Antonio Brown resides with Tom Brady
Antonio Brown lived with Tom Brady throughout his quick time on the Patriots, and the receiver is as soon as once more pairing up with the quarterback in Tampa Bay. In New England, Brady opened up his dwelling to Brown for him to get settled in whereas he moved to a brand new metropolis.
Whereas the information obtained loads of consideration, Brady downplayed the importance when requested about it.
“Anybody is welcome to remain over my home. I’ve had lots of people over through the season and offseason,” Brady mentioned. “Teammates are essential to me. That’s a part of what makes soccer so particular, the relationships you construct with the fellows you play with. This yr isn’t any totally different.”
Now that the 2 are teammates once more, Brady as soon as once more welcomed Brown into his dwelling. As soon as once more, Brady supplied up an identical clarification for doing so.
“He’s simply getting settled and l know he is on the lookout for locations,” Brady mentioned. “It is good to have him round. It is a large transition for him transferring throughout the state not understanding anybody. I am simply attempting to be teammate and assist someone out.”
Antonio Brown’s relationship with Tom Brady
Brady and Brown being roomates is not the top of their relationship. Brown credit Brady with serving to him “see the sunshine,” partially as a result of Brady launched the receiver to Tony Robbins. Robbins is a motivational speaker, and he has apparently helped Brown resolve among the points which have plagued him prior to now.
“Tom hooked me up with him a few months in the past [and] he’s been an ideal asset for me,” Brown mentioned of Robbins. “We’re engaged on myself inside, unlocking some constructive stuff in my spirit and simply being a greater individual. [I’ve spent] a variety of time sitting with him, creating some constructive issues inside, altering my outlook on a few issues, battling and getting away from anger and simply having the ability to keep constructive and see the constructive of issues — not let my emotion or frustration wreck my outlook on what’s in entrance of me.”
Brown added: “I actually thank Tony Robbins and TB12 for hooking me up with nice folks that may align me with my objective and assist me see the sunshine in regard to my future.”
As for Brown’s future on the Bucs, it is actually as much as him. Arians gave him a easy message, per Fox Sports activities, when the crew signed him: “Be a crew participant, or be gone.”