By Alex MacDougall
BU News Service
Before even playing a snap in the 2019 season, the Patriots already sent shock waves through the NFL by signing Antonio Brown, the former star wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Saturday. Brown is also a former holdout and constant headache for the Oakland Raiders, who acquired him over the offseason. After complaining from everything from his helmet to accidentally freezing his feet, the Raiders released Brown one day before the season started, only to see the Patriots snatch him right up.
The rapid nature of Saturday’s trade meant Brown wasn’t eligible for the first
If Brown was on the minds of the Steelers, it seemed nothing much else was; surely nothing on how to stop the Patriots. The
The fact that the Patriots could inflict such carnage upon such an established team as the Steelers, without even having Antonio Brown play, sends an ominous cloud over any other teams having to face them. Sure, the Steelers may not turn out to be as good as they have been in previous seasons, having also lost running back Le’Veon Bell to the Jets, but they aren’t expected to do badly either.
If this week’s win looked dominant, we may yet be in for even more next week against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins looked hapless this week against the Ravens, as they were torched by a second-year quarterback and a rookie wide receiver, among others, for a whopping total of 59 points. After this week’s win, one is left to wonder — can the Patriots go for 60?