I am tired. Sick and tired of suffering. For once man, I want to see the Patriots fall. I sincerely thought that this would be the year they did not win the Super Bowl. And then Antonio Brown comes in and has a little hissy fit in Oakland. After months of drama with him, including multiple fines in multiple skipped practices and mandatory team activities, Brown was asked to be released from the Raiders organization. And where did he sign? With the damn Patriots.
In all my life as a sports fan, I have never seen a single player have this much drama surrounding them. Not even the infamous Terrell Owens had this many incidences in such a short amount of time. Before Brown had the “diva” label, Odell Beckham Jr. was seen as the diva of the NFL. Well, Brown is double the diva Beckham could ever be. From complaining about his old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to complaining about the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, and all the way up till he released the illegally tape wired phone call between him and Coach Jon Gruden, then punting a ball after receiving a fine and said, “fine me for that” (which they did), Brown has basically proven that he’s a big baby. There have even been rape allegations filled against him. Honestly, I’m very surprised that a team was willing to take him on.
The crazy thing about it is that history is repeating itself. After a disappointing time in Oakland, Randy Moss was able to join Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, then have arguably the greatest season a wide receiver has ever had. So after being whiny, and extremely unprofessional, Brown is able to join one of the greatest run organizations in sports history. And honestly, I don’t think he’s going to be that much of a diva anymore. There is a good chance that he just wanted to get out of Oakland immediately and wanted to join a contender. And if this is the case, then he got exactly what he wanted. Although it is unlikely that he will have a historically great season like Moss did with his first season Brady, he is definitely not going to have a bad season.
I hate being a sports fan sometimes. I’m betting all my money on the Patriots if Brown is healthy once the Pats inevitably make it to the Super Bowl again.
Do you think anyone can stop a healthy and functioning Patriots team?
By Hugo Vazquez, Senior, Brooks College Prep
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