Antonio Brown Dumpster Fire Thread

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If I were the GM of the Steelers, what would I do in this situation?

1.) I need to find a way to rid myself of the drama. I already let Bell walk to UFA, giving me a compensatory pick next year, which for me, is a win, as I already have a RB that is able to fill in (Connor). I then have a chance to get rid of a diva WR for possibly a 1st round pick or a player and a 2nd round pick.

2.) If I get a 1st round pick out of this, which could be possible, because I believe I could get Gruden to bite on Brown for one of their 3 1st round picks. I would try and get the best possible ILB in this draft, even if it means trading up into the Top 5 to get that player. Right now, I should be thinking that Shazier will never be able to play in the NFL again, and Bostic was a major failure for me. All the other LBs on my roster are more pass rushers than jack-of-all-trades.

3.) If I get the 'player and a 2nd round pick' option, I need a WR to fill the void. After Juju, there's not much the depth chart that I can rely on for every down. However, I need to get a young WR because Ben probably only has 2 more years left, and the next QB will need to have reliable targets when he steps in.
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You already have the wr.
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Do people think a team is going to give up a 1st for Brown? I'm not sure, but I've been thinking he wouldn't bring a 1, maybe a 2.
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Jcb890 wrote:Do people think a team is going to give up a 1st for Brown? I'm not sure, but I've been thinking he wouldn't bring a 1, maybe a 2.

As the Cooper trade showed all it takes is one.

Also, as the Cooper trade showed they may end up being proven right.
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I'd guess it wouldn't be a top 10 pick, but I wouldn't be shocked at all to see a late first round pick used to trade for Brown.
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OarChambo wrote:
Jcb890 wrote:Do people think a team is going to give up a 1st for Brown? I'm not sure, but I've been thinking he wouldn't bring a 1, maybe a 2.

As the Cooper trade showed all it takes is one.

Also, as the Cooper trade showed they may end up being proven right.

True, but Cooper is also quite a bit younger.

Markulous wrote:I'd guess it wouldn't be a top 10 pick, but I wouldn't be shocked at all to see a late first round pick used to trade for Brown.

Would you say, maybe... #32? :D

I guess I wouldn't be upset if the Patriots gave up their 1st for Brown. He wants a contract too, which makes things more difficult and makes teams less inclined to offer that much, IMO. But, I think he would be worth it for the years he has left and the Patriots have proven time and time again they can't draft a WR.

Not sure there's many teams who would want to or could spend that draft capital on a veteran who wants a big contract also though. The team has to basically be 1 piece away from being a contender or a favorite and have a solid roster other than WR for it to make sense. Maybe similar to signing Lev Bell actually. I'm really interested to see where both wind up.
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People seem to be forgetting cooper is 6 years younger and not throwing furniture out a window.
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On the other end of the spectrum , people seem to be forgetting that the pick most likly won’t be in this years draft.
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i can see a team offering up a mid 2nd or early 3rd plus a pick next yr for him,baggage plus age plus taking on his 13.5 million avg pay going forward or having to give him a new deal,steelers will not get value for getting rid of ab
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rugger48 wrote:People seem to be forgetting cooper is 6 years younger and not throwing furniture out a window.

And you seem to be forgetting how Cooper was valued a few months ago. I don't think anyone's offering a 1 for AB but I'm not gonna be blown away if the Steelers get a few 2 (plus?) offers, stand their ground, then someone blinks and offers the 1. Kinda like what (probably) happened with Cooper.
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The Steelers HAVE to trade him now so their only hope to somehow get a first rounder is to get a bidding war.

I think he ends up getting traded for a 2020 2nd and a 2021 4th

As Oar said it only takes one team but I’ll go one step further and say it only takes one dumb team to outbid themselves
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Ha! Too late
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OarChambo wrote:
rugger48 wrote:People seem to be forgetting cooper is 6 years younger and not throwing furniture out a window.

And you seem to be forgetting how Cooper was valued a few months ago. I don't think anyone's offering a 1 for AB but I'm not gonna be blown away if the Steelers get a few 2 (plus?) offers, stand their ground, then someone blinks and offers the 1. Kinda like what (probably) happened with Cooper.


Still not 6 years younger and throwing funiture our a window.
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His value goes down post draft, goes back up after the start of the regular season.
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