There haven’t been many dull moments with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this year, so maybe we shouldn’t have been surprised when the news dropped via several national NFL outlets that former Steelers, Raiders and Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown was flying to Tampa Bay to visit with the Bucs on Friday night.

That news soon gave way to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Brown had already agreed to a one-year (read: 8-game) contract with the Bucs, with some language still needing to be finalized.

On the field, we have seen just one game of Antonio Brown over the past 669 days (I know, Gronk, “nice”), a 4-catch, 56-yard, 1-touchdown performance with Tom Brady in New England that left Patriots fans salivating about what the potential long-term chemistry between the greatest quarterback of all-time and one of the greatest wide receivers of all-time could look like over the course of a 16-game season and a sure-fire trip to the playoffs.

But Pats fans never got to see that connection blossom, because Brown dumped gasoline on his on and off-field life and lit the match. Again. Let’s backtrack.

Over the course of the past 669 days, Antonio Brown has done the following:

• Skipped several practices before a Week 17 game with the Steelers because of a dispute with teammate Ben Roethlisberger. Brown was then benched for the game.

• Seven months later, after being traded to the Raiders, Brown suffers a frostbite injury to both feet after failing to wear proper foot protection during a cryotherapy session

• Five days later, Brown begins a two-week holdout against the NFL in protest of the league banning his Schutt Air Advantage helmet for safety reasons

• After losing two grievances to play in his favorite helmet and collecting almost $54,000 in fines from the Raiders, Brown posted the letter from Raiders GM Mike Mayock detailing those fines on Instagram. Included with the image was a caption which contained the phrase, “when your own team wants to hate”.

Later that day Brown is subordinate at practice before getting into an altercation with Mayock. Several reports said Brown needed to be physically restrained by teammates.

• Brown posts a YouTube video of a private call between he and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. The team responds with massive fines and the voiding of guaranteed money in his contract. Brown refuses to play without guaranteed money, demands his release and the Raiders oblige.

Per ESPN: One day after the Patriots sign Brown, the receiver’s former trainer Britney Taylor files a civil suit accusing Brown of three incidents of sexual assault or rape in 2017 and 2018. In addition to the Taylor lawsuit, Brown faces another allegation of sexual misconduct by a female artist who was working at his Western Pennsylvania home in 2017. That allegation was part of a Sports Illustrated report published Monday that detailed domestic incidents involving Brown, a charity auction theft and multiple unpaid debts.

• The Patriots release Antonio Brown after the artist’s lawyer revealed to the NFL threatening text messages from Brown to her client.

That’s just the stuff until he was out of the league. That doesn’t even get into his two retirement announcements, the domestic incidents in which police were called to his Hollywood, Florida address repeatedly or Brown’s felony charge of battery and burglary after he and an accomplice attacked a moving truck driver at his home, per reports. Brown pleaded no contest to the charges and is currently in the midst of serving two years of probation.

Whew.

Admittedly, some of Brown’s legal issues have yet to be resolved, so we can’t prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has done everything he’s been accused of doing. But Brown’s consistent behavior over the past several years is a strong indicator that he is at the very least a troubled, unstable human being, and at worst, well, you can deduce that one for yourself.

I know Bucs fans are pre-occupied with Antonio Brown’s current bearing as a human being and where he might be headed amidst a Bucs locker room that is extremely low-drama, but I think there is an importance to where Brown has been that must be addressed before we move forward in assessing this move.

I’m the biggest advocate in the world for second chances. My whole life story is about second chances: forgiveness and faith, failure and absolution, regret and change. Many of you can probably relate. I think if we can’t leave the door open for people to grow as human beings, learn from mistakes and use that newly obtained wisdom to impact the world around them in a positive way, we’re really missing what life is about.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown and QB Tom Brady
Bucs WR Antonio Brown and QB Tom Brady – Photo by: USA Today

But there is necessary context to second chances, and we can’t lose sight of that because our favorite team signs a good player. Brown’s history of troubling and illegal behavior isn’t a distant memory, and his actions and words since then have given zero indication that he’s remorseful for his transgressions. If anything, Brown’s saga has been vividly marked by a stark lack of accountability and remorse for the things he’s done. Getting court-ordered counseling and psychological evaluations may have helped Brown, but it’s hardly enough reason to believe he’s a changed man. And the same goes for his sudden resistance to tweeting anything inflammatory for a few months now. The bar cannot and should not be so low.

There are obvious ways that Brown signing in Tampa Bay could work out swimmingly for both sides. The last time we saw Brown on the field he was an ultra-talented pass-catcher who could play all three wide receiver spots, rarely dropped the football and could make plays after the catch too. It’s reasonable to think he’s retained a healthy amount of that talent even at 32 years old, especially with Brown reportedly staying in excellent football shape.

Brown could also be incentivized to make this relationship work and fall in line, given that any further foul play from the enigmatic wide receiver might be the nail in his career coffin. Given the strong leadership in the Bucs locker room and the coaches that have a pre-existing relationship with Brown in Byron Leftwich, Larry Foote and Antwaan Randle El, it’s realistic to think this will be the most stable NFL environment Brown has stepped into over the past few years of his career.

Ultimately, the move for Brown may not end up moving the needle much either way. The Bucs already have more than enough weapons in the passing game to be one of the most explosive offenses in the league, and every target Brown gets will be one less for Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller, which could result in a wash for the offense. Off-the-field, Brown’s negativity could definitely be subdued enough to not cause a ripple effect within the organization, as it was for most of his career in Pittsburgh. This could very well be a case of “good with ya, good without ya” for a roster as talented as Tampa Bay’s.

Still, the Bucs are opting to take a chance on a player who has consistently put himself above the locker room, during a year in which that kind of prioritization could put a team’s entire season at risk. Will Brown adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions and protocols enforced by the league, including during his time away from the Bucs facility, after doing essentially whatever he’s wanted to do over the past eight months of the pandemic?

“It’s a no-risk move! Just cut him if he steps out of line!”

Adherence to strict protocols in the midst of a worldwide pandemic aside, easier said than done, my friends. Sure, if Antonio Brown is arrested again or even if he bashes Bruce Arians and Jason Licht on social media, the decision might be an easy one for Tampa Bay. But what about when, after a couple 100-yard performances, Brown decides he isn’t getting the ball enough and skips a practice? What about when he angrily fires back at a coach when he’s called out on the practice field, punts a ball in response to criticism or when his career-long desire for attention (which, for the record, I don’t have a problem with as a neutral third party) draws the ire of no-nonsense offensive captain Mike Evans? What about when Brown irresponsibly broadcasts private team information on social media like he did in Pittsburgh and in Las Vegas? Are those things enough to get him fired if he has still proven to be the elite player we last saw take the field?

There’s a lot of gray area in exercising disciplinary action that goes right through the lens of Bucs-tinted glasses if we aren’t looking at this move from every angle. Ironically, the Bucs should know and understand this better than anyone outside of Brown’s three former teams. Perhaps the most concerning fact surrounding the acquisition of Brown is that Tampa Bay clearly didn’t feel adding Brown to their roster was the right move just six months ago.

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians
Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians – Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Yeah, it’s not gonna happen,” Arians said on CBS Sports Network. “There’s no room. And probably not enough money. But it’s not gonna happen — it’s not a fit here. I just know him, and — it’s not a fit in our locker room.”

Arians famously referred to Brown as “too much diva” on The Adam Schefter Podcast back in early 2019, which prompted Brown to fire back at his former offensive coordinator on Twitter.

So, let’s get everything straight. Brown has played in one NFL game in almost two calendar years, his off-field, personal and legal concerns took up half of this article and he’s participated in a long-standing feud with the Bucs head coach, who told the media signing Brown was “not gonna happen” this spring. And the Bucs are signing him anyway.

That should tell you everything you need to know about the power Tom Brady holds in the Tampa Bay organization. The move can’t be compared to bringing Rob Gronkowski on board either. Sure, Brady assuredly pushed for that signing as well, but it made complete sense from the team’s perspective as well. The Bucs needed to add a top-tier blocker at that position (very important for Arians’ offense) and O.J. Howard had struggled to stay healthy in recent years. Plus Gronkowski has always fit seamlessly into an NFL locker room, and had the football character Tampa Bay has prioritized in building the 2020 Bucs.

Brown’s addition is far less necessary and far more risky. Without Brown, the Bucs still have one of the best receiver rooms in the NFL, led by Pro Bowlers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and complemented wonderfully by breakout speedster Scotty Miller and flashy rookie Tyler Johnson. It’s a group that could have rivaled any receiving corps in the league without Brown, and they were finally getting healthy again too, with none of the four showing up on the game day injury reports over the past two weeks.

Nope, Brown’s addition has nothing to do with what the Bucs need and everything to do with what Brady wants. Time will tell if that’s a good thing or not, but handing the general manager reins to a player, even one as great as Brady, is always dangerous. It’s like asking Ronald Jones to play quarterback for a few snaps. It may be a disaster or it may go off without a hitch, but the bottom line is that it isn’t what he’s on the team to do.

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians
Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Yet, here we are. In spite of who Brown has been as a person for years now, in spite of his current eight-game suspension and outstanding legal issues, in spite of a locker room culture of high character and selfless players that Tampa Bay has built over the past two years, in spite of a head coach who has repeatedly expressed concern with Brown’s behavior and fit within the organization, even to the point of denying the marriage would ever happen just six months ago, Antonio Brown, one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game, is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

Time will tell if the move derails the most promising Bucs season since their 2003 Super Bowl team, but for now it is certainly fair to at least ask, is the risk really worth it?

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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DerLutz

Is he worth the risk? I don’t think so. The player on the field isn’t that big upgrade that I want the timebomb Brown in our great locker room. Hopefully I’m wrong and he is an great addition

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Naplesfan

AB didn’t destroy the lockerrooms of the Steelers or the Patriots .. and he won’t destroy the lockerroom of the Bucs. None of the players we have on the roster today are going to change in the least, and he is just one of 53.

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DerLutz

Sure about the Steelers? If i remember correctly he didn’t play a week 17 game und the steelers let him go because of some trouble with Ben

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bucballer

I think the leaders on this team (Brady) will allow it to interfere with team chemistry. Hardy didn’t take crap from Sapp! JPP and Suh won’t take no crap from AB. See Hargreaves…

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Spitfire

You think Brady will allow it to interfere? I’d like to think you meant won’t. No chance in Hell Brady let’s anyone interfere with his chance to win #7… Nothing

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gcolerick

This has to be an insurance move for current and future injuries to our wide receiver room. I’m guessing the organization is trying to put themselves in position for a run to the superbowl and do not want to find themselves without a number one or two caliber type wide receiver like they were last year when both Evans and Godwin were on the bench with injuries at the end of the season.

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Chi-Town Buc

That’s a great freakin point, gcolerick. I didn’t even think of it from that standpoint.

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Dave

Exactly! That’s 100% what it is. I don’t know if people realize, but Evans isn’t right. And a fantasy injury expert on ESPN said he might not be right until the seasons over. Godwin, although I think will be healthy soon, still isn’t 100%. No idea what Gronk will be like come the end of the season/playoffs. We have no Howard. Miller has been injured lately. Unfortunately we needed a proven player. It just sucks that it has to be AB and his baggage. But depth was a necessary move if we want to go deep into the playoffs. Because… Read more »

Gulfstrings

Character matters.

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bucballer

We were ok with it when we had Sapp taking down opposing QBs. Sapp was an asshat off the field and to fans!

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BucRy

I met sapp last year at the final falcons game. I just put up my fist for a fist bump and he gave me one back lol. I did not even say a word to the guy cause of what I’ve heard from fan interactions with him.

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WeAretheChamps2002

Jon i think these sentences say it all,, “Brown’s addition is far less necessary and far more risky. Without Brown, the Bucs still have one of the best receiver rooms in the NFL…” The NFL’s modus operandi is talent triumps over character, which is egregious when it comes to the privileged few getting away with assaulting women. Money talks in a billion dollar industry. I’m more surprised that Brady most likely wants Brown as a teammate despite what Brown has done. Perhaps this speaks more to Brady’s character? Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating0-2 Rating: -2. From 2 votes. Please… Read more »

Spitfire

So Brady is to blame for more wanting to give a guy a second chance than the guy causing the drama? That’s a backwards way to look at it.

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WeAretheChamps2002

This isn’t a second chance… More like his fourth – Dont forget the Raiders and Patriots. In regard to Brady, how is it backwards? The company you keep says a lot about you as a person – That’s the point I made, I wasn’t comparing Brown to Brady.

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Spitfire

He wanted out of the Steelers and didn’t want to play for the Raiders. That was all 1 big chance to try and play for the Patriots. It was one nasty round with the charges and behavior but this is his second and probably last chance if he doesn’t fly straight. He will use this year to show teams he’s still got it and try to find a payday next year, you’d like to think he wouldn’t mess that up for the league minimum. Who knows though, common sense doesn’t always seem to be with everyone. I didn’t want this… Read more »

Buc for Life

I think it is worth the risk. The risk is minimal because he can be released if he becomes a problem with minimal cap hit. The upside is insane quality at the WR position. Suppose we were going to the playoffs last year…who would our WRs have been? Brown helps ensure that even with some injuries we will have a quality WR group heading into the playoffs. SB or bust baby! No risk it, No biscuit!

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Art Penn

Lots of people hated Dennis Rodman when he played on the Bulls because of his weird tattoos, piercings and cross dressing off the court. Even MJ said he wouldn’t have Rodman babysit his kids but when he grabbed 15 rebounds a game and blocked shots everything else was over looked and the Bulls won championships with him. Does his elevator go to the top floor? No but no one is perfect. Once AB has a 9 catch 2 TD game he will officially be a Buccaneer.

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Billsid

But Rodman wasn’t a criminal, just a bit off in the head.

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BigSombrero

Interesting comparison to Dennis Rodman.

I would add that Rodman was a great teammate who understood and accepted his role.

Antonio has fought with leadership and teammates very publicly in recent history. Then there are his legal troubles stemming from sexual assault charges.

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geno711

Pistons Fan. I like Art’s comparison between AB and Rodman. Rodman was a great teammate during the game. He was a less than average teammate away from the actual game time. He got along with John Sally and that was really it. The rest of the guys love and respected his game day performance. Rodman did not have a lot of close teammates ever. When Chuck Daly resigned, Rodman almost committed suicide. He had a history of significant drug abuse, and domestic violence. He has committed a hit and run, and has been caught stealing. He has been homeless and… Read more »

BDOG

Having to be the best, constant need for attention, perfectionism, desire to be in control, seeing things in black and white, refusal to accept responsibility, lack of empathy, playing the victim, reveling in drama, constant search for the next thing. Sound like anyone? see PERSONALITY DISORDERS. My Recommendation: When you are dealing with someone mentally unstable it is important to take precautions to protect yourself. Some of the tactics used by these people are intimidating and dangerous. Taking responsibility for their actions will not be on their to-do list. They save all their love for number one, themselves. Giving them… Read more »

Chi-Town Buc

“it is certainly fair to at least ask, is the risk really worth it?” No, this definitely was not a need.. but could work out beautifully as the threat he presents on the field could open up things for other players even more than they already are with the existing offensive talent. I also think because this is probably his last chance in the league and the leaders in this locker room can keep him in line. If he begins to display his old behaviors again—simply cut him. I have to wonder though if this signing had more to do… Read more »

Spitfire

With the way Michael Thomas’ season is going and the way Brees looks like a pedestrian without him, I wouldn’t doubt the Saints May have made a push if we let him leave town. Also, we may be facing the Saints in the post season so keeping him from them is a good thing.

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EricNV

As far as Brady being a GM goes, he’s one-for-one with the acquisition of Gronkowski. It looks like a genius move now that OJ is gone for the year, so maybe Grady thinks he can influence AB’s behavior enough to make this a positive move.

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RW

I am quite sure Brady can.

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RW

The issue is that the Bucs receivers can’t stay healthy. It has already cost them a game in Chicago and if they lose one or two guys in the playoffs that can be the difference between winning and losing. AB is a cheap insurance policy.
Also TB12 is one of the few guys that exerts influence over Brown. Brown respects him. That lessens the risk; not completely but a lot.

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bEubanks11

Great article Jon. This move feels dirty. I completely understand arguments for both sides so I don’t need to be swayed either way on the details. But from a feeling stand point I feel like I brought a good-hearted, girl-next-door type, beautiful girl to the dance then dumped her for the sexy slut in the corner halfway through the night cause I knew I’d get some before the sun came up again. We all want to get some (win a Super Bowl) but I still feel like a jerk! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating0-1 Rating: -1. From 1 vote.… Read more »

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twspin

We all get the fact this is Arians last hurrah. He wants a championship with the Bucs. But to go out and get a guy who has a few mental disorders due to the many hits he has taken is quite a shock. As a kid I once brought home a good lookin stray dog. He was a beautiful shepard. After about a month, he turned on my sister and my dad had to put him down. Get your popcorn ready. AB is not mentally stable. As you will soon find out. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes… Read more »

Naplesfan

Meh … it will either work out or it won’t work out. Bucs are risking essentially nothing with this move. If AB doesn’t toe the line, he’s gone, end of story. If he does toe the line and doesn’t produce anything like his time at the Steelers, well, he hasn’t cost much so nothing much can be lost, dead cap money, etc. If he does toe the line and does produce like his time at the Steeler, given the ongoing injured and less than 100% capability of both Evans and Godwin, and without Howard for the rest of the season,… Read more »

Spitfire

I am personally very big on second chances as I’ve needed one in my past. It’s hard to look past sexual misconduct but at the same time it’s always hard to know the truth in high profile situations (even if we probably do know). I do know that sometimes people have to hit rock bottom to finally snap out of it, there’s a chance his situation did that for him. If he doesn’t fly straight and ends up banned from the NFL for good then he won’t have any back up options. This is his chance. The Patriots do this… Read more »

Naplesfan

You cannot assess the risk of any particular move in life unless you also consider at the same time the risk of NOT making the move. What is the risk of NOT signing Antonio Brown on a cheap short term prove it contract? How about wasting the signing of Tom Brady this year because all of the celebrated offensive weapons that Tampa had to offer him last winter are now decimated by injuries. Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans has been hobbled by an ankle injury since Week 4 and has barely been able to practice. Their other Pro Bowl… Read more »

Buccorona

Many good comments. Bottom line is that the team people who made this decision know him very well and have the responsibility to manage the situation. I trust them to do that. He will contribute or be gone, as many others have said. Go Bucs.

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PatrioticChief

I don’t buy your football analysis. If you have a chance to add an all pro receiver for the league minimum you do it. Pro: It doesn’t matter that you already have good receivers. The Seahawks have good receivers. They wanted him. The Chiefs had two all pros at receiver just like the Bucs. They went out and signed Sammy Watkins to a lucrative deal and he played a major role in bringing home a championship. Pairing AB with Evans/Godwin makes the team substantively better on the field and provides disaster insurance if one of them gets hurt. That is… Read more »

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PatrioticChief

Off topic but I think you have to admire Brady’s ability to instill loyalty and form connection with players.

The Seahawks HC and QB were campaigning hard for him. Arians has been critical of AB, Carroll hasn’t. Russell Wilson is playing objectively better football than Tom right now. AB still chose the Bucs.

Gronk comes out of retirement and where does he force the trade? To the Bucs to play for Tom.

It’s interesting how the personal dimensions of a QB can manifests themselves on the field.

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BigSombrero

That’s a great piece of writing cataloguing Antonio Brown’s recent history on and off the field while asking an important couple of questions regarding who made the call and whether it’s worth the risk.

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bucballer

Low to no risk. I watch football because I’m a Buccaneer’s fan from the beginning…and I enjoy watching them play. If other teams can sign and resign other troubled players then why can’t the Bucs? League minimum and I’m SURE there’s some type of morals clause on events that happen while employed by Bucs. U cut em at the first sign of trouble. That’s how u limit his potential negative influence. With all the recurring injuries at the position… it’s a steal to get the skills of an AB at league minimum. And the guy knows this is probably his… Read more »

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bucballer

This team needs the dogs to go hunting on this team. Suh is no choir boy… but he takes zero shit from anyone and is feared! I’m glad he’s on my team. Don’t think that a 3 wideout set with Evans, Godwin, and AB won’t keep defensive coaches up at night and can u imagine a young DB trying to pick his poison?!

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Dude

Jon, I think your making a mountain out of a mole hill with this. From my understanding, Brown did all that was asked of him while in NE, and was a model citizen. Second, you speak of forgiveness, correct? We must always remember forgiveness comes with ‘no strings’ attached. With forgiveness, you only look forward and never back, or it’s not forgiveness. The past does not matter. We, as outsiders, do not know what was going on in a person’s life that can sometimes derail them. With forgiveness, you give them a clean slate and move forward, period. However, forgiveness… Read more »

stlbucsfan

I trust Tom Brady more than anybody in this comment section. Who cares what we think about AB this is a win now move not a PR, he might say the wrong thing type of move we are accustom too. With Mike Evans, Gronk and Godwin all hobbled adding an elite target like this is definitely helpful on the field for a team with dreams of an explosive offense. If this signing means I never see Cyril Grayson streaking down the sideline or Justin Watson running another sloppy out route then so be it. Mike Evans plays outside, Godwin has… Read more »

BucRy

There’s nothing high risk at all about this move. He signed for a cheap one year deal which we can easily cut him if needed. Low risk-high reward signing for sure.

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Horse

Well Jon, you certainly stirred the pot! Well done.
Here’s my two cents. Give the guy a chance to prove he has changed. He’s on a short leash. The Captains will not put up with any of his misbehavior, nor Coaches. Hopefully he has seen the light. We all have choices. Antonio, make a good choice.

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rocky

“ No risk it no biscuit”

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rocky

Let’s look at this in hindsight. We have a hall of famer and one of the greatest wide receivers ever on our team with a hall of famer and arguably the greatest qb throwing it to him. It’s a 30 for 30 before our very eyes. This is the end of the line for those guys and this coach. They’re gonna make it happen. I don’t anticipate much drama as crazy as the last was. It’s time to win and enjoy a remarkable historic sporting time taking place with our team. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet.… Read more »

Captain Sly

Really don’t get why everyone is upset about this move. Similar to the Fournette signing the Bucs just took a weapon off the market. Seattle #1 NFC pitched AB badly and Saints would’ve given anything for AB & Emmanuel Sanders reunion. Facing Fournette whose from New Orleans or AB in January could be a problem. Nice Job Licht!

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PatrioticChief

Final Note: You use a bad warrant to justify the Bucs receivers health. Yes, they weren’t on the injury report. But it’s also true that Godwin was asked point blank about whether he was over his hamstring injury after the game and he said he wasn’t. Hamstring injuries are notorious for lingering about. You can say they weren’t on the injury report but the reality is that they are limited and Jenna Laine has reported the injuries played a role in the decision. I like the article as a whole, even though I disagree with your conclusion, but that particular… Read more »

Spitfire

I have a question, since he signed for the league minimum, do his incentives add up to the money we freed up from Marpet’s contract? Or is there another pick up coming soon?

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Mee Loopa

I’m shure Ali Marpet wouldn’t have restructured his contract if he knew it’s for a Brown signing.
I curious to see how the Bucs team will look 2 years from now. It’s gonna be a full swing rebuilding mode without all the prolific big names. No Brady, no Brown, no McCoy, no Gronk, no Suh, no Pierre-Paul (retired), no Evans (traded), no D.Smith, no Jensen, no Arians. But still in cap hell.
But i hope they’ll have a Super Bowl under their belt.

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fredster

He’s making league minimum and will showed the door if he acts up. That simple. If we paid him like In past when he was making millions guaranteed then harder to show him the door and too much risk. Brown knows too there are no more chances he will likely be out of NFL next time he screws up again

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Dave

Shortest post I’ve ever posted….NOPE

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Dave

I think there’s a lot of people that have no idea the depths of which AB has gone off the rails. It’s WAY more than forcing his way off of 3 teams in a 1 year span. If some of you aren’t familiar, google AB’s last 2 years. It’s like reading a documentary of a sociopath. This dude is the definition of a culture killer. If he makes it to the end of the season without a suspendable offense, I would be absolutely stunned

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peter benet

Teddy Bruschii and Randy Moss, both friends with Brady, said on Fox today that AB and Brady have very special chemistry (–probably has something to do with him being the best pure route runner in the league, with great quickness, speed, and hands.)
Also it’s a simple fact that of the last 9 games Evans has been a factor in four and Godwin three; probably unfairly, Bruschii and Moss said they’ll heal quicker now AB’s in the building.
Whatever–Brady’s taking no chances.

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