The Pittsburgh Steelers have a roster that can compete with the AFC’s best.
Meanwhile, the defense is elite with reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward.
Barring any injuries or conflicts, head coach Mike Tomlin should have another winning season.
However, the zen that they’ve built might be disrupted by allowing Antonio Brown to retire as a Steeler.
But some analysts like Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist and 93.7 The Fan evening host Paul Zeise wouldn’t grant Brown’s request.
Given the way Antonio Brown left and all of the things he said once he left, I’m not sure the Steelers should grant his request even though he is one of the best players in team history
— Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise) May 16, 2022
Zeise tweeted, “Given the way Antonio Brown left and all of the things he said once he left, I’m not sure the Steelers should grant his request even though he is one of the best players in team history.”
Steelers Are Better Off Not Entertaining Brown
Brown did have his best years with the Steelers by becoming a First-Team All-Pro from 2014 to 2017.
However, he didn’t have a clean exit after requesting for a trade due to an alleged argument with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
He was also benched during their 2018 Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals because he skipped practice.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t shown remorse for his actions, even with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He abruptly left the game against the New York Jets while taking off his pads and uniform.
He also threw his teammates under the bus with his comments regarding that disrespectful gesture.
Therefore, Zeise has a point for not granting Brown’s wish.
He should not get what he wants because he is always about himself.